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outdoor skating

5 Best Natural Ice Skating Rinks

Photo: Craig Douce

Photo: Craig Douce

By Breanna Temple & Niki Wilson

Feel a rush of fresh air as you whirl around these magical mountain outdoor ice rinks.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: Skate into an ice castle on picturesque Lake Louise with Victoria Glacier as the backdrop. Partake in impromptu shinny action at the adjacent hockey area.

The Pond, Canmore: Tranquility only three blocks from Main St. Find a gazebo with heaters, lighting to 10 pm and lots of family events.


Winter Activities For The Whole Family at Heritage Park


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Photo: courtesy Heritage Park Historical Village

Calgary’s Heritage Park Historical Village is a turn-of-the-19th century Prairie village come to life. While the park’s historical village is closed until spring, plenty of family-friendly one-off events take place throughout the winter in the village and in Heritage Town Square. (more…)