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Winter Adventures In Alberta

Posted On: 17.11.12

Winter Adventures In Alberta


Get Ready, Get Set & Get Going. Winter in Alberta can be a wonderful experience.The air is crisp and the sun is shining - it's an exhilarating time of year in the Rockies. From Cochrane to Ghost Lake,  Canmore to Banff, Sunshine to Lake Louise, there are plenty of adventures to be had.


Canmore - Experience a day in the life of the Wolfdogs. The Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a rescue centre for abandoned or neglected Wolfdogs near Canmore, Alberta. A refuge for these magnificent creatures it promote responsible wolfdog ownership and preserving wild wolves in their natural environment. This is an incredible experience not to be missed. 


Ghost LakeGhost Lake has become a popular recreational and sporting destination for Albertans. The the views are incredible and the water is clear and inviting, perfect for boating, sailing, windsurfing, swimming, waterskiing and more in the warmer months. In the winter, Ghost Lake accommodates both skaters, ice boarders and fishing enthusiasts. In fact, Ghost Lake provides year round fishing of over 11 indigenous species including lake trout, mountain whitefish and rainbow trout. 


Banff - There are lot of cool things to see and do in Banff, but an old time favourite is to rent yourself a turn of the century swim suit and experience the rejuvenating Banff Hot Springs or check out the Cave and Basin springs just a little lower. Banff also has some of the best ski conditions in North America. Situated in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, you can count on a long ski season, with lots of fresh powder, world class runs and fun for all levels and ages. There are three ski resorts located directly in Banff National Park – Lake Louise, Sunshine Village and Norquay.*


Lake Louise - What's more Canadian than strapping on a pair of skates in the winter? At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, you can rent skates for the whole family and experience the magnificent frozen lake. Each year the Fairmont creates an intricate Ice Castle to highlight the one of the world's most impressive outdoor rinks. The spectacular Victoria Glacier and snow-frosted Rocky Mountains provide a backdrop worthy of Broadway for the ultimate skating experience. Skating is available from mid-December to mid-April, depending on conditions. The skating rink is lit daily for night skating.**


Canmore - Dog Sledding. An unforgettable experience courtesy of a team of sled dogs. Experience dog mushing at its best, and still move in comfort, while you make your way through snow-packed trails, valley descents, and so much more. If you haven't tried it, this is a thrilling way to experience the Rockies. Or if you prefer peaceful and leisurely way to discover the mountain countryside, try snowshoeing. With a number of trails and circuits for every skill and fitness level, it's a relaxing and affordable way to enjoy alpine beauty at its best.


     Credits:
   *https://theplanetd.com/things-to-do-in-banff-winter/

 **http://www.fairmont.com/lake-louise/promotions/skatingonlakelouise/
***http://www.tourismcanmore.com/blog/top-8-winter-activities-in-canmore-kananaskis


To find out more about these and other amenities in the Rockies drop by for a visit at CottageClub, Ghost Lake - home to an incredible recreational lifestyle and the gateway to world class amenities in Alberta.


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