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Experience Winter in Canada and Alaska

A Canadian and Alaskan winter offers a range of incredible activities, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and create lifelong memories. Adventurous or relaxing, fast paced or easy-going, the options are endless; from snowmobiling, snowboarding, dog sledding, ice fishing and snowshoeing to ice hotels, the Northern Lights, ice roads, sleigh rides and so much more!

Here are our top 5 reasons to put Canada & Alaska on your winter holiday list thanks to Adventure World:


1. Northern Lights

People come from all over the world to witness the majesty of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. These mystical lights that come alive and dance are one of nature’s most impressive creations, and are a must see for all nature enthusiasts!

2. Wildlife

While many animals hibernate in winter, just as many are still out, foraging for food. During winter, you can still spot deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, coyotes and the occasional lone wolf in the Rockies while further north, the hardy caribou remain active. We would recommend a stay at the world famous Tundra Buggy Lodge, a unique property located in the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”, to get up close and personal with polar bears in their natural habitat as they wait for the ice to form on Hudson Bay.

3. Rail

A Canadian rail journey in winter conjures up images of snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and charming mountain towns. Add impeccable service, mouth-watering meals and comfortable accommodation and you have the journey of a lifetime on board VIA Rail. Do talk to us about the great range of tours that Adventure World has on offer via rail.

4. Mountain towns

Canada’s mountain towns come alive with everything you could want from a winter adventure. Spend your days trying a number of exhilarating activities or a leisurely stroll around town, and then at night warm up in a cosy restaurant or bar with the friendly locals. Interestingly enough, plenty of the well-known skiing towns offer a superb range of activities to keep non-skiers busy too, which takes us onto number five...

5. Non-skiers welcome

For those not too keen on hitting the slopes or who just want a break from the breathtaking ski fields, Canada and Alaska’s resorts offer endless options for non-skiers too. Head out and enjoy dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and so much more, making these mountain towns a great spot for combination skier & non-skier travel groups alike!

And you... what are your reasons for visiting Canada & Alaska in the winter? Do share them below in comments.

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