Canada is a four-season destination, but winter wins with slope side fun, spa retreats and nature’s most mind-blowing light show.
Among the most exhilarating things to do in Canada during winter, skiing and snowboarding promise crisp fresh air, sparkling mountain vistas, and heaps of the country’s signature fresh powder snow. Resorts big and small dot the land, serving up easy-to-epic runs, often with dining, après-ski, and accommodations on the side.
When it comes to classic winter vacations in Canada, viewing the aurora borealis is, well, up there. Also known as the Northern Lights, this natural phenomenon occurs when the sun’s electrically charged particles collide with gases upon entering the earth’s atmosphere. The resulting display of colourful dancing lights on clear, cold nights continues to draw travellers from around the world to Canada’s north.