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Cross-Country Skiing Winter Outdoor Activities

That feeling when you’re weightless? Cross-country skiing does that. There’s this moment when you stop paying attention to the physical exertion and just glide over the snow. There's nothing like it. • Learn it: Pull on some long johns and get your skis under you where the Olympians train, the Canmore Nordic Centre. • Do it: Cross-country skiing can happen just about anywhere in the province where you can find snow, including urban parks, groomed trails around your mountainside hotel and parts of the Trans Canada Trail (also known as The Great Trail). 

Wapiti Nordic Centre | Hubert Kang

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spry

Crowsnest Pass, Alberta

spry is a unique outdoor and active living store in the Crowsnest Pass, AB. Running, hiking, snowshoeing, skiing and yoga is their passion! They sell everything you need to stay active in the mountains. Yoga, fitness, running classes are offered in their studio and out on the trails. Alipine touring, backcountry and nordic skis, snowshoes and snow safety gear are available for rent.

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River Bend Golf & Recreation

Red Deer, Alberta

18 hole championship golf course, 9 hole par 3, driving range and golf academy, golf shop, restaurant and waterpark.

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Pine Valley Snow Resort

Tawatinaw, Alberta

Northern Alberta ski hill featuring terrain park, super pipe, snow tubing, and 25 kilometers of cross country ski trails

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Travel Offers

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Sundance Lodge Backcountry Cabin

Sundance Lodge in Banff National Park is the perfect backcountry winter retreat. Located a gentle 10-16km snowshoe, cross-country ski or fat bike from the Banff trailhead, this cozy ten-room log cabin is open January to March and wood-heated with hot showers, indoor toilets, home-cooked meals and a wood burning fireplace.

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Play for Seven Pay for Five in Lake Louise

Enjoy your sixth and seventh nights free along with a $350 resort credit per stay! This package invites adventurers of all ages and abilities to explore Banff National Park from its most elegant base camp - Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Price is per night and reflects min. 7-nt. stay.

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Play for Five Nights Pay for Four in Lake Louise

This season, enjoy your fifth night free and a $200 resort credit during your next Lake Louise vacation! This package invites adventurers of all ages and abilities to explore Banff National Park from its base camp, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Price reflects min. 5-nt. stay for 2 guests.

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Tours

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Pika-Adventures

Cochrane, Alberta
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'Pika-Adventures' offers small and personalized Summer as well as Winter tours in Kananaskis Country, the Rocky Mountain NP's and all over Western Canada. We strive to customize each and every adventure to fit your personal interests and fitness level. That way we will make it an unforgettable experience for you. Come and join us on your very own 'Pika-Adventure' and stay at 'The Pika B&B'! We offer tours in English, German or French.

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Freeheelin' Adventures

Canmore, Alberta
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The world is yours to discover come explore the Canadian Rockies! Freeheelin' Adventures offers hiking snowshoe and nordic ski instruction all with an interpretive component. Join us for an adventure today! www.freeheelinadventures.com

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The Great Canadian Adventure Company

Ryley, Alberta

The Great Canadian Adventure Company provides the ability to completely plan an unforgettable wilderness adventure vacation to your specifications anywhere in Alberta. From hiking rafting and horseback pack trips in the summer to dogsledding snowmobiling and downhill skiing in the winter we can make your adventure dream a reality.

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Events

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Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival

Edmonton, Alberta
2019-02-08 to 2019-02-10 MST

The Canadian Birkebeiner, Canada’s largest classic cross-country ski event, takes place the second Saturday of every February. Grab a thermos of hot cocoa 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).

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