Winter Sports

Author Jacqueline Louie tearing down the slops at Albertas Castle Mountain. Photo Courtesy Castle Mountain Resort
Do You Really Like to Ski or Snowboard? Go to Alberta’s Castle Mountain Resort

At Castle Mountain Resort in southwestern Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, the snow is deep, and the powder is light and amazing. Home to some of North America’s longest fall line runs, Castle Mountain is Alberta’s second-largest resort covering approximately 1,450 hectares with 95 trails and eight alpine bowls across two mountains. 
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Welcome! Winter in Cape Breton Whycogomah photo by Helen Earley
Winter Warmth and Adventure on the Shores of the Bras d’Or Lake in Whycocomagh, Cape Breton

On the edge of Inverness Country, Cape Breton nestled on the shore of the beautiful, vast Bras d’Or Lake is the small community of Whycocomagh and the humbly luxurious Keltic Quay Lodge – a perfect starting (and ending) point for anyone visiting Nova Scotia’s famous Cabot Trail. Whereas most visitors associate the
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Japan's Snow Monsters - Zao Ropeway, source: Tobu Railway
Japan’s Snow Monsters Delight Skiiers at Zao Onsen

Three hours from Tokyo at Zao Onsen, a top-tier traditional skiing and snowboarding resort in the Yamagata Prefecture, exists a beautiful winter phenomenon. Dozens of Aomori fir trees spend each winter coated with wet snow and ice, frozen nearly solid in highly peculiar shapes. The so-called Snow Monsters, or Juhyo,
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How to Have A Non Ski Ski Holiday
How to Have a Non Ski, Ski Holiday in Fernie, BC (Read On, I’ll Explain!)

What if I told you this winter my family decided to go on a family ski trip, sans ski? Would you look at me like I’d lost my balaclava? Better yet, what if I told you, we had an absolute blast doing anything and everything except skiing. Nothing against skiing
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Soaring above the Snow: Winter Paragliding

“Are you ok?” the chairlift operator asked as I scrambled to my feet after bailing hard exiting the chair lift at the top of Panorama Mountain Resort in Invermere, British Columbia. I decided to credit his concerned expression to my current situation, not his worry over how this clearly inept
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Most Canadian things to do this winter - Skate the Rideau Canal Photo - Ottawa Tourism
The 12 Most Canadian Things To Do This Winter

Critics might say that Canada doesn’t have a true sense of identity; that it is over-saturated with American-isms and has nothing of it’s own that screams ‘Canada’. However you don’t have to look farther than some of the most amazing winter activities this season to see that Canada is unique
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Tips for Safer Sledding
Tips for Safe Sledding

Tobogganing and sledding are classic Canadian winter pursuits and a great way to have free, active fun and get some fresh air during the long cold winter. Unfortunately, sledding causes a number of injuries each year, particularly to children. Nobody wants to see a child injured, but there’s no need to
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