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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Fort Edmonton Park

Edmonton, Alberta
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We are not open for our regular admission season, but in no way does that mean the Park is closed! While we undergo a multi-million dollar enhancement project to better serve our community and visitors, we look forward to providing a multitude of holiday fun, private event bookings, as well as food and entertainment events.

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Castrol Raceway

Edmonton, Alberta
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Don’t miss the action at Castrol Raceway, Canada’s premiere motorsports complex. Castrol Raceway’s 320 Acre facility is a multi Venue motorsport entertainment complex including a 2.7 km Road Course, 3/8 Mile Clay Oval, 12,000 Sq meter Paddock, and 10-Acre Off-Road Dirt Track. Each Race season hosts a comprehensive schedule of events including Monster Truck Throwdown, Gold Cup Sprint Car Showcase, The Mopar Rocky Mountain Nationals, and Hot August Night, Canada’s largest Jet Car event. A Fun Family Facility boasting a full menu for the whole family and home to an exceptional playground facility to keep the kids entertained. The excitement doesn’t stop in the winter! The Canadian Tire Magic of Lights is 2 km of festive and vibrant LED lighted displays celebrating the joy of the holidays. A “drive-through” experience from the comfort of your own car. At every turn, and in every direction, the magical route is overflowing with spectacular light displays and animations. Open each evening throughout the Holiday Season 5PM-10PM

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New Year's Eve Package in Banff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style with this extra special New Year’s Eve package! Enjoy accommodation, a gourmet dinner for two on Dec. 31, a glass of sparkling wine, live entertainment and buffet breakfast for two on Jan. 1, 2020. Valid only on Dec. 31, 2019. Restrictions apply.

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10 Day Winter in the Canadian Rockies

Explore the Canadian Rockies by rail in the winter. Take in the views and enjoy gourmet meals as you enjoy the privacy of your very own cabin on board the VIA Rail train. Spend your time in Jasper and Banff, enjoying one of the many activities this package offers.

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Siffleur Falls Winter Hike

The most popular hike in David Thompson Country is even better in the winter! Hike along the Siffleur River with canyons, waterfalls and great views of the Canadian Rockies before exploring the ice bubbles of Abraham Lake. Lunch, hiking poles, ice cleats, professional guide and transportation are all included.

Expires: 2020-04-01
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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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Big E Tours

Edmonton, Alberta
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Big E Tours offers Edmonton and area tours. Two Edmonton city tours run on a scheduled year round service starting from Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton. There are seasonal tours ranging from Elk Island National Park and Ukrainian Village, Fort Heritage Precinct, Christmas lights tours, food tours, running retreats and others. Big E Tours can with advance notice and availability of staff offer guides to groups of their offerings and more personalized tours.

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Great Divide Nature Interpretation

Lake Louise, Alberta
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Join a guided hike or snowshoe in Lake Louise! Walking against the dramatic backdrop of the Canadian Rockies and breathing in clean air, you notice how the forest and mountains surround and uplift you. Meanwhile, the guide reveals the stories behind the scenery in a fun and entertaining way. You’ve laughed and you’ve learned.

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Ice Magic Festival

Banff, Alberta
2020-01-15 to 2020-01-26 MST

Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise, the Ice Magic Festival is a world-class ice carving event. Watch as talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine gruelling physicality with precision artistry in the ice carving competition, or marvel at the finished sculptures over the following nine days.

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Winter Warm Up 2019

Wetaskiwin, Alberta
2019-11-22 to 2019-11-22 MST | Show All Dates

Winter Warm Up is a family-oriented festival. It has plenty of indoor and outdoor free activities for kids of all ages. On Friday, Nov 22nd visit 9th annual Firefighter's Santa Claus Parade, followed by City Hall light up. On Saturday, Nov 23rd come over to Drill Hall for more fun. This years Winter Warm-Up includes an Indigenous component - tepee and traditional storytelling, in addition to a Filipino community presentation. Also, you can do some axe and knife throwing, try yourself in archery and check out Manluk Centre's Christmas Tree Festival. Visit the petting Zoo with your kids and do some pony rides. Visit the craft sale in Memorial Arts Centre followed by a Country Music Festival. Sunday, Nov 24th - free family skate and hot chocolate at Center Twin arenas.

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Light up Okotoks

Okotoks, Alberta
2019-11-15 to 2019-11-15 MST

Be a part of the largest holiday celebration in Okotoks as downtown is transformed into a winter wonderland! Celebrate the start of the holiday season with a visit from Santa, lighting of the Christmas tree, downtown shopping and festive activities all through downtown! Craft sales, choirs at the Municipal Centre, horse-drawn wagon rides, arts & crafts, cookie decorating, free hot chocolate, food trucks, book sale at the library, and much more.

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