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Winter Wonderland Attractions & Entertainment

Didn’t you know? Hot chocolate tastes better after a rosy-cheek winter walk. See the pink-orange Chinook sunrise light up the morning frost. You’ll get why this place is special. • Pure glee: Tobogganing is a beloved Canadian pastime. Find any snowy hill, and ride down on a small sled. Again and again. It’s tons of fun, and not just for the kidlets. • Picture it: Freeze that winter wonderland by taking a winter photography class. A pro can show you how to capture the northern lights and mid-winter lake mist.

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Winter Wonderland

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Kinosoo Ridge Snow Resort

Cold Lake, Alberta

Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned skier or snowboarder, Kinosoo Ridge is for you. At the Learn To Ski Park, there is a Magic Carpet to whisk you to the top of the hill, while there are four lifts, including a quick quad chair, to take you to the top of the trees to the rest of the 42 acres of skiable terrain. Snowboarders and skiers can sail to new heights at one of the resort’s three terrain parks, and grab a soft landing at Northern Alberta’s only Bag Jump. Don't ski? Take a slide down our Tube Park.

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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre presents the history of one of Canada's deadliest rock slides. In the early morning hours back in 1903, millions of tons of limestone crashed from the summit of Turtle Mountain and buried a portion of the community of Frank, a once-bustling coal mining town. Through state-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits, along with winding trails through the rocks themselves, visitors can get an up-close look at the awesome power of nature.

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Frank Slide Interpretive Centre

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta
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The Frank Slide Interpretive Centre presents the history of one of Canada's deadliest rock slides. In the early morning hours back in 1903, millions of tons of limestone crashed from the summit of Turtle Mountain and buried a portion of the community of Frank, a once-bustling coal mining town. Through state-of-the-art interactive displays and exhibits, along with winding trails through the rocks themselves, visitors can get an up-close look at the awesome power of nature.

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Maligne Adventures - Maligne Canyon Ice-walk

Jasper, Alberta
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Experience the wonders of the Maligne Canyon from the ground up. Your guide will lead you safely along the frozen canyon floor through its maze of fascinating ice sculptures. Explore the entrance to a cave system, ice caves, fossils and towering frozen waterfalls stretching over 30m up the canyon walls. Our tread enhancing cleats and warm winter boots will help you stay warm and feel secure while walking on the ice.

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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures

Banff, Alberta
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Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a Banff based, locally operated business offering custom designed tours, workshops and seminars in Banff National Park and the Canadian Rocky Mountains. We are knowledgeable and super enthusiastic about developing your photography skills and enjoyment of our amazing scenery in this world-class travel photography destination. We are passionate about the wider photography community and actively engage in educational, environmental and wildlife events and projects, both independently and through partnerships. Rocky Mountain Photo Adventures is a proud sponsor of the iconic Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival.

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Adventure Photo Canada

Banff, Alberta

World-class adventure landscape photography tours...We believe that the perfect picture starts with adventure. Travelling through the back country, chasing the light is what drives us to create images that showcase nature at its best. Canada has no shortage of raw beauty and we want to share some of our favourite spots with you. Our team of top photographers will take you on an adventure of a lifetime, capturing images that wanderers crave and sharing our highly detailed processing secrets.

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Events

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Silver Skate Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-02-09 To 2018-02-19 MST

Silver Skate Festival is a 10-day, family-oriented festival running Feb. 9-19 in Edmonton's scenic river valley. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. Celebrating its 28th anniversary in 2018, the Silver Skate Festival is the longest running winter festival in Edmonton. Over the years, it has grown in leaps and bounds, from a small skating event to a large-scale, winter extravaganza. Each year, the festival transforms Hawrelak Park into a winter wonderland with fun for the entire family. Here, you'll discover breathtaking snow sculptures, winter sports, and horse-drawn sleighs carrying families through the park. Sit in a Cree Winter Camp and cook bannock over an open fire. Compete in the winter triathlon or speed skating events. Take in live music and theatrical performances with your friends and loved ones.

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Ice Magic Festival

Lake Louise, Alberta
2018-01-18 To 2018-01-28 MST

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world class event with over 20 years of history. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world bring ice carvings to life. Tickets are available for peak times, all other times are free.

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Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2018-01-25 To 2018-01-25 MST | Show All Dates

Be amazed by the ice sculptures created by professional ice carvers during the International Ice Carving Competition at the 15th annual Boardwalk Ice on Whyte Festival. This competition is one of only three professional ice carving competitions in Canada. Try your hand at ice carving during the L'il and Big Chipper ice carving lessons. Enjoy a locally crafted beverage in the Ice Bar. Complete your Old Strathcona experience with a delicious meal, live music, painting parties or activity at one of the many participating businesses.

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