Most people assume summer is the only season to explore and enjoy what the beautiful province of Alberta has to offer. However, if you are someone who loves to travel and enjoys bundling up and diving head first into fun-filled winter events, these snowy activities are sure to inspire you to stay in Alberta this season.
1. Snowmobiling in Whitecourt
Did you know that Whitecourt is named the official Snowmobile Capital of Alberta? They call it the “Winter Playground” for those who love to experience a little more extreme activity during these dark, cold months of the year. If this sounds like your kind of adventure, it is the perfect time to grab your friends, break your snowmobile out of summer storage, and explore the many snowmobile trails of Whitecourt. Visit http://www.whitecourttrailblazers.ca/trails/
2. Northern Spirit Light Show – Grande Prairie
This family-friendly experience is now open at the Evergreen Park facilities in Grande Prairie, Alberta. This year includes all the favourites of years past, and the highly anticipated custom built displays created by local businesses, families, and clubs. There may be no walking on the trails, but there are affordable options to drive or dress warmly for the horse-drawn wagon rides that will make sure you view the enchanting light displays in comfort. Visit http://www.peacedrafthorseclub.com/northern_spirit_light_show.html
3. SilverSkate Festival- Edmonton
This 10-day, all-ages event is running February 8-18, 2019 in Edmonton's scenic river valley. Offering an exciting array of attractions from fire sculptures to snow sculptures, face paintings, winter sports, and more! As the longest running winter festival in Edmonton, make this a part of your family winter tradition by bringing your friends and family to watch Hawrelak Park transform into a winter wonderland! Visit https://www.silverskatefestival.org/go/
4. Nikko Yuko Festival of Lights – Lethbridge
Over 115,000 dazzling lights make the beautiful Nikka Yuko Japanese Garden come to life during the cold winter months. The Winter Lights Festival will run until February 2nd so grab your tickets now and enjoy a stroll through the gardens and marvel at the beautiful light display. Visit https://nikkayuko.com/detail.asp?ID=107&CatID=2
5. Olympic Park Winter Fun – Calgary
In case skiing or snowboarding is not for you, Calgary Olympic Park offers other fun down-hill alternatives such as bobsledding, tubing, skeleton, and the famous public luge track! They also have public skating and Stick & Puck if you prefer to glide on the ice rink. Find out about pricing, schedules, and more at https://www.winsport.ca/activities/winteractivities.cfm
Worried about getting there? Red Arrow helps to make sure you don’t miss out! Whether you’re traveling from out of town or need to coordinate your friends or family from another part of Alberta, we got you covered. Visit redarrow.ca to view schedules, locations, and find out how we can suit your needs with our various service locations all over the province.