50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter. Everything from skiing and snowshoeing, to tobogganing, to maple syrup festivals, to skating, to tracking Northern Lights, to soaking in hot springs and much more!

Updated January 2020

50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter!

50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter

Don’t let winter stop you from adventure!  There are so many things to do in Alberta in the winter, but sometimes it’s hard to figure out what to do.  But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!  We have listed 50 things to do in Alberta this winter. Everything from skiing and snowshoeing, to tobogganing, to maple syrup festivals, to skating, to tracking Northern Lights, to soaking in hot springs and much more!

  1. Visit Abraham Lake in winter to see the ice bubbles
  2. Go skate on Lake Louise During the Winter Festival or any time in winter!
  3. Attend Jasper In January Festival
  4. Go tobogganing with the kids in Canmore and Banff
  5. Go for a walk and do some winter birding.  Take seeds!
  6. Attend Christmas in November in Jasper
  7. Visit Heritage Park during Once Upon a Christmas
  8. Spend Family Day Long Weekend in Jasper
  9. Find the Parks Canada red #ShareTheChairs and get pictures in the snow!
  10. Visit the Ice Castles in Edmonton
    50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter!
  11. Track the Northern Lights
  12. Take the Johnston Canyon Icewalk in Jasper
  13. Cross-country ski or snowshoe on the trails with your family at the Canmore Nordic Centre
  14. Winter hike at Maligne Lake
  15. Soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs
  16. Go for a day hike in Bragg Creek, then stop in town for a coffee.
  17. Ski at Nakiska, Marmot Basin, Sunshine or any of our amazing Alberta ski hills!
  18. Fatbike in Kananaskis
  19. Take the kids Snow TubingWinsport in Calgary has a tube park!
  20. Cross country ski at Elk Island National Park
  21. Take a tour of the Columbia Icefields
  22. Have an outdoor winter campfire
  23. Snowshoe in Fish Creek Park
    50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter!
  24. Take a dogsledding tour
  25. Go on a winter picnic
  26. Take a moonlight tour of Maligne Canyon
  27. Experience the Ice Festival in Lake Louise
  28. Take your family to Snowdays in Banff National Park
  29. Play a game of pond hockey!
  30. Attend the Silver Skate Festival in Edmonton
  31. Try ice fishing!
  32. Skate at Kananaskis Village
  33. Go on an ice walk in Grotto Canyon
  34. Have brunch at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
  35. Go on a road trip and visit a museum, national park or explore a city or town!
  36. Ride the Polar Express at Aspen Crossing
  37. Winter Glamp in a Caboose Cabin at Aspen Crossing
  38. Learn how to ice climb!
  39. Take a horse drawn carriage ride!
  40. Experience Zoolights at the Calgary Zoo (Nov 24 – Jan 6)
  41. Take a sleigh ride in Banff
  42. Tour the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel during the holiday season
  43. Spend a day at the Nordic Spa in Kananaskis
  44. Go winter camping at Maligne Lake!
  45. Build a snowman!
  46. Visit the frozen waterfall, Cameron Falls, in Waterton
  47. Meet up with friends over hot chocolate!
  48. Go night skiing!  You can ski until 10PM at Winsport in Calgary
  49. Ride the Banff Gondola
  50. Attend a Maple Sugar Festival!
50 Plus Things to Do in Alberta in Winter

50 Things to do in Alberta in Winter. Everything from skiing and snowshoeing, to tobogganing, to maple syrup festivals, to skating, to tracking Northern Lights, to soaking in hot springs and much more!