Which outdoor activities are safe this winter?
Winter has arrived in much of the region and we are ready for our winter wonderland adventures. We have put together a comprehensive list of all the safe activities to do this winter in your backyard in True North Canada. All these activity partners have adapted to new health guidelines in accordance with local authorities in ensuring a safe way to experience our backyard.
EARLY START TO THE SKI AND SNOWBOARD SEASON
Bid adieu to Fall and welcome an early winter! Since powder season is upon us earlier than usual, some runs are open at Mt. Norquay, Banff Sunshine, Lake Louise Ski Resort and Marmot Basin. Whistler Blackcomb is scheduled to open November 26 and their passes are available to purchase online. Avid skiiers and snowboarders can rest assured that all ski resorts have robust safety practices in place during the pandemic. Keep checking the Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper webcams to get real-time snow report and our guide to this ski season.
VISIT AN ART MUSEUM
The Audain Art Museum in Whistler, BC is the perfect way to support local communities and learn more about the diverse history of the region through art spanning decades. In order to provide a seamless and safe experience, the museum has a strict mask at all times policy while indoors.
WALK THROUGH A FROZEN CANYON
The Maligne Canyon is a spectacle to behold in the winter time. This canyon transforms into an ‘ice castle’, safe enough to walk through and marvel. Starting December 18, 2020, join the Banff & Jasper Collection by Pursuit on a guided walk and take advantage of their safety promise.
SNOWMOBILE ON THE MOUNTAINS
Winter adventures are not limited to ski and snowboarding only. Thrill-seekers can experience zipping across fresh powder in a snowmobile. Discover Banff Tours has a two-day package that includes transportation to and from Banff and lunch! Don’t pass up this opportunity for a great solo sport experience.
DOGSLEDDING IN BANFF & JASPER
Meet some new canine companions, the strongest of the pack, and embark on a unique exploration of Banff National Park and Jasper National Park. A one-of-a-kind experience, learn about the rich history of the region while enjoying the crisp alpine winter in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.