|Non-stop to Calgary||9 h 15 min|
|Non-stop to Edmonton||8 h 40 min|
Snow-capped peaks, frozen waterfalls and glacial Lake Louise - winter really is a magical time to experience the Canadian Rockies. Explore Banff National Park by sleigh and gondola, relax in soothing hot springs and take a daring Maligne Canyon icewalk.
Discover the dazzling Canadian Rockies during the wonderful winter months on this fly drive holiday packed full of spectacular snowy scenery.
Dogsledding on the shores of Lake Louise, a horse drawn sleigh ride in Banff National Park and a guided ice walk on the frozen floors of Jasper’s Maligne Canyon all topped off with a trip on VIA Rail’s The Canadian.
The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a flask of hot chocolate and come cheer on more than 2,000 cross-country skiers as they whip around the loppet at speeds over 20 km per hour (12.4 mi per hour).
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.
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.