Top 3 Winter Getaways in Canada That Will Change Your Opinion on Winter!

Written by: Felicia Mangiardi

Who says winter is no fun? These 3 places in Canada will most definitely change your mind! View and experience things you never thought possible! From climbing frozen waterfalls, to enjoying the warmth of a hot tub in the middle of the winter, or snowmobiling through soaring forests.

Jasper- Alberta

Enjoy the the winter season in ways you never thought possible. Jasper is surrounded by snowcapped mountains, clear skies and breathtaking views that will make any photographers dreams come true. Imagine, for a second, marvelling at the Canadian Rockies while skiing down 86 runs and 3,000 vertical feet of diverse terrain at Marmot Basin. Does that not sound epic? Have you ever tried ice climbing up a frozen waterfalls as a winter sport, or how about skating on a frozen lake surrounded by mountains? Jasper can make all your winter dreams come true, even the ones with the cute sled dogs! After a day full of jam pack adventure, you can enjoy some of Jasper’s entertainment like fireworks and food, or you can relax and get cozy in a cabin in Jaspers National Park.


Blue Mountain located in Ontario is the perfect winter getaway for friends and family. Blue Mountain Resort opened in 1941 and is the province’s largest skiable terrain.  From kid friendly ski mountains with instructors, to large ski mountains for the experts, Blue Mountain allows you to enjoy winter rather than try and escape it. With activities like skiing, snowboarding, or tubing there is never a dull moment at the Blue Mountain Resort. Enjoy the majestic views from up top the hill or enjoy the out door hot tubs in the Blue Mountain Village. You can shop ‘till you drop, or enjoy the endless dining options including the popular Beaver Tale dessert. Blue Mountain Village also has exciting nightlife and entertainment options. When all is said and done enjoy some hot cocoa and the warmth of a fireplace in a nice cozy cabin with some friends and family!

Blue Mountain – Ontario

Charlevoix- Quebec

Are you ready to take winter by the ‘handles’  and speed your way through towering forest and soaring mountains? Enjoy a true winter wonderland all on the fast and exciting comfort of a snowmobile. Don’t forget your camera as you will be surrounded by breathtaking ‘winterscapes’ and panoramas of the St. Lawrence River, Lake-Saint-Jean, The Saguenay Fjord, and the Monts-Valin. The fun doesn’t stop there. Continue living the fast life at the Casino de Charlevoix, or at the Carnaval de Quebec in Old Quebec.  Enjoy traditional gourmet Quebec dishes and make yourself at home with over 12,000 cozy rooms in the area.

So which winter getaway is calling you to come out of hibernation?