You can visit the places mentioned any weekend of your choice.
1. A Winter Weekend in Waterton
Stay at the Waterton Lakes Lodge Resort for a luxurious getaway. To celebrate the month of love, the lodge is offering a Date Night in Waterton special package starting at $169 that includes dinner for two at Vimy’s Lounge & Grill, House-made chocolate covered strawberries and a bottle of red or white house wine awaiting you upon arrival, One or two nights in a Deluxe King Suite, equipped with a king sized bed, soaker tub, and gas fireplace.
Waterton National Park offers plenty of winter fun for the outdoor soul. Experience the exhilarating mountain scenery, enjoy watching wildlife, take perfect perfect selfie backgrounds for instagram, go snowshoeing and cross-country skiing and more!
2. Johnston Canyon Ice Walk
You can do the ice walk on your own, but if you want a guided tour, you can join a professional guide for a 4-hour ice walk tour along the canyon’s steel walkways. Your excursion includes round-trip transportation, ice cleats, and a hiking pole, plus a light snack and hot chocolate to help warm you up.
Located within 2 hours of driving time, this is an excellent day trip from Calgary.
If you want to stay and plan a weekend in Banff town, you have plenty of options too.
3. Have a Cozy Weekend in Grimshaw
Consider staying at the cozy Last Lake Guest House located in Grimshaw and enjoy all winter has to offer in the region. Watch wildlife, outdoor winter activities including snowshoeing. If you are lucky, you might even see Northern Lights dancing across the sky.
If you want to enjoy winter activities like downhill skiing, snowmobiling, Peace River Country offers plenty of opportunities. Need something nearby? Then visit Queen Elizabeth Provincial Park on the shores of Lac Cardinal and explore the park on cross country skis, or on snowshoes.
Canmore Winter Carnival kicks off this weekend offering two weeks of indoor and outdoor events and experiences in Canmore. Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving , skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N’ Mutt races where families or individual teams of kids and sled dogs race down the track … nail-biting action.
If you want to stay in the area for the weekend, consider Paintbox Lodge, a boutique lodge in downtown Canmore — owned by former Olympic athletes Sara Renner and Thomas Grandi. They hold dinner parties in collaboration with renowned local chefs. Learn ideas and techniques through dishes to create new dishes.
5. A Winter Trip to Dinosaur Provincial Park
Visit Dinosaur Provincial Park during winter. Enjoy seeing the stunning hoodoos and towering rocky spires that make up the geography of this Unesco World Heritage Site accentuated with a coating of snow!
Dinosaur Provincial Park is a must visit Alberta park and every Albertan must visit the park twice — once in winter and in summer!
The park offers guided hikes throughout the winter. Hike around the 7km natural preserve road and experience some amazing scenery, fossils, and wildlife.
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