The Canadian Rockies are known for their spectacular and striking scenery. Considered to be some of the most beautiful mountain ranges on Earth, this majestic chain of summits draws millions of visitors every year. But to truly get the most out of the experience, it’s important to take a few things into account before taking your trip. And one of the primary things to consider is being prepared for the Canadian winters. With that in mind, here are at least 4 things you should know before exploring the Canadian Rockies in winter.

  1. Dress appropriately. Be sure that you’re dressing appropriately for the weather you are about to experience. Do your due diligence; check the weather reports, ensure that you have the tuques, jackets, gloves, buffs, snow boots, etc, all in good shape and ready to go.
  2. There are wonderful, world class ski resorts all around Heather Mountain Lodge. Check out Kicking Horse resort, Revelstoke Mountain resort, Big White, Lake Louise, Sunshine, or Fernie resort. The multitude of powder highway experiences in the Canadian Rockies will keep your heart pumping and your adrenaline soaring.
  3. Winter activities are plentiful during the snowy time of year. Options include snowmobiling, ice-climbing, sledging, snow tubing, snowshoeing, dog sledding, cave tours, and if you’re really brave — there’s even ice diving!
  4. Not all of the Wildlife is hibernating. While our bear friends have gone for a nap and many species of animals do hibernate during this season, many others continue to remain active and can be seen and admired through the cordillera regions. Animals such as moose, goats, caribou, lynx, cougars, and even beavers (which is Canada’s national animal) can all be found during the winter in both the higher and lower elevations of the Canadian Rockies.
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