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Classic Winter Vacations

The winter season doesn't have to keep you indoors, and Canada offers great destinations for some classic winter getaways. The country is bursting with activities and unique beauty during the winter months.

If you want to squeeze in a quick getaway, consider a 3-night getaway to ski in Banff and Lake Louise. The area boasts three renowned ski resorts—Mt. Norquay, The Lake Louise Ski Area, and Sunshine Village—all nestled within beautiful Banff National Park. For a longer excursion, consider the Ski Whistler 5-Night Package. With more than 8,000 acres across two mountains, Whistler Blackcomb has ski and snowboarding adventures for all levels.

While hitting Canada’s slopes is a must for avid skiers, there is more to winter in the Canadian Rockies. Be a Banff Winter Explorer and discover nature in the quiet of winter. Discover frozen waterfalls, spot wildlife in their natural habitat, and take in the picturesque surroundings blanketed by snow. There is also plenty of free time to explore the Banff’s busy downtown, which is full of great shopping and dining options.

Indulge in a 10-day trip that takes you across Canada from Toronto to Vancouver aboard the Snow Train with a special 3-day stop in Jasper National Park. Relax on board VIA Rail’s Canadian as you pass snow-blanketed prairies and the majestic Rockies, and take time off the train free time to enjoy activities such as ice skating, dog sledding, or relaxing at the spa. 

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