Here are 5 ideas for a weekend day trip or a getaway in Alberta for the week of Jan 11 to 13, 2019.
1. Take a Heater Pod Tour of Sylvan Lake
Sylvan Lake is one of the best ice fishing spots in Alberta! Visit Sylvan lake to try ice fishing, explore the lake on snowmobile, or go ice-skating on the lake. If you want a more cozy tour, experience the scenic lake in a heated pod tour. Wrap up in furry blankets and take a scenic tour around Sylvan Lake with Cool Toyz.
2. Deep Freeze Festival and more in Edmonton
If you want to embrace winter in full swing, get to Edmonton. During this weekend in Edmonton, explore Ice Castles, celebrate Edmonton winter with the Deep Freeze – a Byzantine Winter Festival — a free family event that brings together Ukrainian, Franco-Albertan, Franco-African, Indigenous, and Acadian/East Coast communities to revel in the magic and beauty of winter.
3. Getaway to Jasper
Jasper in January festival kicks off this weekend. The festival celebrates the beauty and spirit of winter with three weeks of fat biking, dog sledding, skating, skiing and more! Join for stargazing with astronomy experts who will spotlight some of the most amazing galaxies, mush across Jasper National Park’s frozen Pyramid Lake upon Canada’s oldest form of winter transport, enjoy various food pairing during culinary crawl featuring small plates and beverage pairings and more!
4. Snowshoe Under the Stars
Explore Castle Provincial Park in southwest Alberta on snowshoes and experience Alberta winter in all its glory as you discover snowladen landscapes of stunning mountains, and montane meadows. Join Alberta Park Staff for snowshoeing under the starlit sky with a guide (Snowshoes and red headlamps are provided).
5. Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden
The Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden in Lethbridge is an oasis of tranquility. From the first blossoms of spring to the last leaves of autumn, people who walk through the gardens will be left with a sense of peace and relaxation. During winter months, the garden is decorated with over 115,000 lights. Stroll the garden paths under the dazzling stars and lights.
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