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5 Outdoor Mountain Activities to try this Winter

Jan. 18. 2016
By Afton Aikens, Ashley Materi & Olivia Grecu

Visiting Banff or Canmore this winter? Whether you’re the do-it-yourself or take-a-tour type, the Canadian Rockies offer something for everyone. Get outside and explore!

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1. Cross-Country Skiing
Banff cross-country skiers can ride Roam Public Transit to the Spray River Loop (by the Fairmont Banff Springs) or Tunnel Mountain Trailer Court loops (search our Banff shopping listings for gear rental shops). Downhill skiers can also ditch the car and take the bus to the resorts.

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15 Extreme Canadian Winter Activities

By Meghan Wilson-Smith

It doesn’t take long for Canadians to feel the doldrums of winter start to take hold. But, being the clever Canucks that we are, we’ve figured out exciting ways to make winter full of exploration and adventure. From cave exploration to kite boarding (on ice) to dog sledding, winter can be a time when your best vacation memories are made. Let’s stop hibernating! It’s time to appreciate Canada for the winter wonderland it is. (more…)

Nature and Adventure in Northwestern Quebec

©Tourisme Abitibi-Témiscamingue/Mathieu Dupuis

By Red Hunt

Rugged, natural beauty is what the Quebec region of Abitibi-Témiscamingue is known for. The northernmost part of the province accessible by road, Abitibi-Témiscamingue—a six-hour drive northwest of Montreal or north of Ottawa—provides a window into the northern wilderness of La Belle Province, especially during the fall and winter seasons. (more…)