How about visiting the Canadian Rockies!
The Rockies attract many visitors every year at all times of the year, BUT if it is snow you are looking for, you will want to come between the months of December and April. This is usually the time when the big dumps tend to happen, although it has been known to snow every month of the year!
Where to Visit
Would you like some help planning and booking your holiday to the Rockies? My name is Marcel and I have been a tour guide here in the Rockies for many years. I am a local and have created Rocky Mountain Tour Guide.com to help visitors plan their holidays.
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Let's not forget the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - what a treat. Whether you are stopping in for tea or staying a few nights, visiting the Chateau will be an experience you won't soon forget.
In the summer months, you may also want to visit Lake Moraine and the Valley of the Ten Peaks. It is just a short drive from Lake Louise and from there a short uphill walk to one of the most beautiful vistas you will ever see.
The beautiful mountain town of Canmore is situated on the Bow River between Calgary and Banff on the eastern edge of the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Some of you may know it as the site of the nordic events in the 1988 Winter Olympics. The Three Sisters, Canmore's most recognizable peaks, tower over the little town located in the valley. This small community got its start in 1884 and due to the Canadian Pacific Railway and the coal mining industry. Today this little town is a mountain resort with a lot to offer. From dog sledding to cross country skiing, from ice climbing to skating, Canmore is a great place to experience the great outdoors.
Jasper has always been special to me. It is a little remote (not as accessible as Banff) and there is somehow a slower pace in this cozy getaway. If you are looking for a weekend escape or even a refreshing week away - come to Jasper and see what it has to offer. Go whitewater rafting on the Athabasca River and experience tbhe power of water! Go on a horseback ride into the deep wilderness and get back to nature!
The ski resorts of the Rockies are known for their powder - a real attraction for Europeans used to more humid climates. There are a few different types of ski passes available, some even give you the opportunity to ski or snowboard at a few different resorts. A nice feature, especially if you really want to check out the various mountain areas. The ski resorts open in November and stay open until April - conditions permitting.
If you are not a skier or snowboarder, you can always go for an afternoon skate or sleigh ride. Sledding, or as we say "tobogganing", is also a favourite pasttime here - especially for the kids. Just make sure you have the proper protective head gear! Down at the Banff Springs Hotel there is great sledding and skating to be enjoyed! There is usually even a fire to warm yourself by!