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Winter

A backcountry skiing rest break
A backcountry skiing rest break

What to do in winter? Go play outside, of course! A blue-sky, fresh-powder day here is as close as you can get to heaven.

Ski or snowboard at magnificent nearby resorts like Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, Ski Banff @ Norquay, or Nakiska. Rent your skis right here in Canmore. There’s almost no limit to the epic backcountry skiing and ski touring opportunities.

Cross-country skiers (from beginners to Olympians) enjoy 70 km of scenic groomed trails at the Canmore Nordic Centre. Dogsled tours whisk you on a truly Canadian woodland adventure.

Head deep underground on a cave tour — an unforgettable excursion into Grotto Mountain. Discover the fun of ice fishing on the Spray Lakes. Take an ice walk into the magically frozen world of Johnston Canyon. It’s always a blast to skate on a frozen pond, or to toboggan down a speedy slope.

At day’s end, sleep deeply and wake up refreshed for another day of winter fun.

Canmore’s downtown offers great shopping and an eclectic range of restaurants to satisfy your palate. Ask us for suggestions.