Canada Ski Vacations

Canada ski vacations have a reputation for vast wilderness and snow. The question is where to go on a vacation in Canada. Canada is the second largest nation in the world, covering 6% of the world’s surface but contains only 3% of the total population. This gives you plenty of options for finding uncrowded places to enjoy the slopes. Travel time is a factor when dealing with Canada as a whole. Luckily some of the world’s best ski resorts are also located within easy driving distance of some of the larges cities in the world, and excellent airports.

Quebec, Canada ski vacations

On the eastern side of Canada, the province of Québec offers a wide variety of accommodations, two of which are less than thirty minutes drive from Québec City. The first of these is Mont Sainte Anne, located northeast of the city along the Saint Lawrence River. The resort is home to one of the world’s most challenging winter wonders, the 418 Snowpark. There are also lessons for the daring who want to try their skill at paragliding. For those wishing something quieter and romantic, take a dog sled through the trails for an afternoon in the snow. For the more laid back still, there is a wonderful spa – get a couple’s massage. All of these activities are reasonably priced, especially if you book well ahead of time.

Quebec makes a lovely backdrop for a winter wedding too. If you’d like to host a wedding here, add in some customs common to the region. These include a wedding parade with honking horns, a silly sock dance performed by unmarried siblings, and tossing money at the newly married couple (bills only please, coins hurt!).

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Quebec Canada ski Vacations

Second on the Québec list is Stoneham Mountain resort, which is more family oriented. Being almost due north of Québec City, it is only 20 minutes from downtown and if you want to combine your winter adventure with shopping and touring the city, this is a far more convenient location for couples with or without children. Make sure to stop in the French Market for fresh croissants and a hearty cup of coffee – it’s worth a few minutes to walk through and just take in all the aromas.

Canada ski vacations

Central Québec has Mont Tremblant, which is almost equal distance from Montreal and Ottawa. Montreal’s Trudeau International Airport is the easier of the two airports to use, providing both shuttles and limos that make regular trips to the resort. See more about taking a Montreal vacation or romantic getaway.

Tremblant is world famous for it’s slopes and has been on the top twenty list of resorts for over a decade. Every level of budget, skill on the slopes and degree of activity can be customized to your Canada ski vacations together. The village is very reminiscent of alpine towns in Europe. From casual dining to four star cuisine, a quiet table for two or a night full of dancing, the winter fun here runs the full gambit of tastes. In the west of Canada the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia, Vancouver vacation share the Canadian Rockies and have their fair share of outstanding hot spots and dramatic vistas in the snow.

Canada ski vacations

Alberta boasts three resort areas, each with several hotels from which to choose. Banff-Lake Louise has Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. These three have consistently provided excellent service and wide ranges of activities. They also have a longer ski season than most places in North America. Oddly, winter is considered the off season, so costs for accommodations are lower. Banff vacations: travel to Banff is an easy hour and a half drive from Calgary International Airport, with Lake Louise slightly west of Banff. No matter which destination you choose, the resorts use one access system to the slopes. You have freedom to use any slopes and trails here that grab your fancy. Combine your romantic ski getaways or Canada holidays with a Canadian Rockies train vacation -- enjoy vast vistas along Canada train routes.

Canada ski vacations

BC romantic getaway are the jackpot for ski resorts and Canada ski vacations packages. Whistler ski vacations are some of the most popular. There are over thirty resorts that cover every conceivable price range and time frame. Travel time is what you really need to consider as winter in the Rockies is an adventure in itself -- Canadian Rockies vacations, but most destinations have shuttles services or are within driving distance of a major airport. With the sheer volume of places to go, time should be spent looking for the best deal and getting feedback from couples who have been there. The best places are often not advertised by the resort, but by word of mouth.

Travel to Canada:

Canada is one of the most open, yet secure, countries in the world. Passports are required for entry from the US and border crossings if you are driving should be checked ahead of time for delays. The people are friendly and willing to help if you should have questions.

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