The Winter Delights of Canada
A Canadian winter
offers a range of incredible activities, guaranteed to put a smile on your face and create lifelong memories. Adventurous or relaxing, fast paced or easy-going, the options for a Canadian winter experience are endless; from snowmobiling, snowboarding, dog sledding, ice fishing and snowshoeing to ice hotels, the Northern Lights, ice roads, sleigh rides and so much more – you’ll be spoilt for choice.
Explore picturesque alpine towns, glide past remarkable landscapes dusted with snow or relax by frozen lakes that glisten in the winter sun. Guaranteed to create lifelong memories, a Canadian winter offers a range of incredible activities - adventurous or relaxing, fast paced or easy-going, these options for a winter experience in Canada are not to be missed!
People come from all over the world to witness the majesty of the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. These mystical lights that come alive and dance are one of nature’s most impressive creations, and are a must see for all nature enthusiasts.
While many animals hibernate in winter, just as many are still out, foraging for food. During winter, you can still spot deer, elk, moose, mountain goats, coyotes and the occasional lone wolf in the Rockies while further north, the hardy caribou remain active. Alternatively, if you travel in November, you can seek out Polar Bears in Manitoba.
A Canadian rail journey in winter conjures up images of snow-capped mountains, frozen lakes and charming mountain towns. Add impeccable service, mouth-watering meals and comfortable accommodation and you have the journey of a lifetime on board VIA Rail.
Canada’s mountain towns come alive with everything you could want from a winter adventure. Spend your days on exhilarating activities or leisurely strolling around town and at night, warm up in a cosy restaurant or bar with the friendly locals.
For those not too keen on hitting the slopes or who just want a break from the breathtaking ski fields, Canada offers endless options for non-skiers. Head out and enjoy dog sledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice fishing and so much more.
Now that you know what you’re going to do once you’re there, you’ve just got to work out how to get there! With Air Canada’s new service from Auckland to Vancouver (YVR) operating four times a week on their 787 Dreamliner from 14 December 2019 - March 2020, there’s no better way to start your Winter Canada journey.
Using their network, you're able to take advantage of seamless transit in YVR Airport on to more than 60 destinations across Canada, including Toronto and Montreal, or onto ski gateways such as Kewlona, Kamloops and Calgary. Also more than 50 destinations across United States, including Seattle, Chicago and New York.
You'll enjoy your choice of Economy, Premium Economy and Air Canada Signature Class aboard their dreamliner, all offering their world-class service that has had them named as North America's Best Airline by Skytrax in 2019, their 8th time winning this award over 10 years.
Ready to discover the winter wonders of Canada? Check out our suggested itineraries here
, or our Winter tailor-made collection
to discover ways you can embrace the cold around the world. Alternatively, enquire now
, call (AU) 1300 295 049 or (NZ) 0800 238 368 or see your travel agent to custom make your own tailor-made itinerary.