If you’re already on the hunt for a fantastic winter holiday and you’re coming up short, why not check out the Canadian Rockies for a great family skiing holiday. Skiing holidays are great fun with loads of other things to do rather than just skiing. There are options for relaxing in state of the art lounges, jacuzzi, and have massages and other relaxing treatments in fantastic spas or even go tobogganing for the kids. This helpful guide will break down some of the benefits of booking a ski holiday in Canada, to help take the guesswork out.
If you’re looking for your next holiday to involve some variety, some outdoors, shopping and some sport, skiing holidays are the perfect choice. With a large range of resorts to choose from all across various provinces of Canada, there will be something for everyone. From the near-ocean resorts of Whistler in British Columbia to the small town ones of the Albertan Rockies, you will find the perfect place for you and your friends or family.
With some fantastic resorts to be had in the Rockies of Alberta, you’re sure to find something to suit everyone in your party. Jasper, in the north, has a really small town feel with a few prominent ski resorts to the south. Edmonton, the provincial capital is a three hour drive East and hosts fantastic shopping as well as one of the world’s biggest shopping malls (West Edmonton Mall) as well as a whole host of restaurants and other historical attributes such as the district of Old Strathcona. Downtown hosts several buildings that date back to Edmonton’s childhood days of a small one horse town, so there is a fair amount to see and do.
Jasper is also on the north end of the famed Icefields Parkway, which connects the resort towns of Jasper and Banff and hosts campsites, hotels and skiing resorts along the route which spans the Athabasca River and is therefore a perfect place for those looking for some outdoor adventure and skiing. Banff is only an hour or so by car to Calgary, which boasts fantastic international and domestic flight options, so this is a great place to come to get some skiing in.
British Columbia is another fantastic place for skiing holidays, with numerous resorts spanning the entire province. For those looking for a bit of city action alongside the slopes, Whistler is your best bet as it’s only a few hours drive north east of Vancouver – which has great international and domestic flight connections. If you’re looking for something a bit wilder, the Kootenays, in the south east part of the province nearer to the Albertan border are home to some more local type resorts such as Fernie, but within driving distance to Calgary – also with great international and domestic flight connections.
These are just two of the great options Canada has in terms of skiing holidays – but they’re also two of the best. With so many resorts across both provinces, you will have absolutely no issue finding out for yourself that skiing holidays can be great fun, but also provide a lot of variety if you want to mix it up a bit!