Stories

Take a minute to scroll through our stories researched by some of Canada's best writers, bloggers and influencers. They have experienced every B.C. and Alberta mountain resort to bring you the latest news on your favourite snow destinations. They explored the runs, glades and backcountry but also dug deep to bring you the details about other activities to round out your day or ski vacation. In B.C., learn about the snowshoe trails in Golden, the ice climbing wall at Big White, the cross-country trails at Sun Peaks or the fat-tire biking at Kimberley. In Alberta tempt yourself with the stories about cat-skiing at Castle Mountain, après ski fun in Banff National Park and fine dining at the top of Norquay. Don't forget the hidden gems in Northern BC and yes, the prairies of Alberta - we've decided they shouldn't be secrets anymore. Click and #DareToExplore.

  • Get to know Canada’s sunniest city filled with cafes, breweries and a winter wilderness only minutes away.

  • Feb. 13, 2019 – Don't you just tingle when you hear about a snowstorm blasting through the mountains? The webcam pages at the ski resorts must go crazy with us all looking to see how deep the measuring stick is buried. Take a look at these results from the webcams over the past few days. Plus, we want to get you dreaming of dropping into sweet chutes, carving perfect turns and face plants! #ThinkSnow

  • The giant Saamis Tepee fades from view as I exit the highway and head into Medicine Hat’s historic downtown. On past visits, I’d whizzed through “The Hat” unaware the river valley hub is buzzing with an energetic culinary, cultural and recreational scene. 

  • You’d have to be a knucklehead to think that there’s any skiing near Powell River. At least, that’s what North Vancouver adventurer, Ean Jackson thought before tagging along with the SnowSeekers crew to explore a rumoured “Pow Town” backcountry zone at the upper end of the Sunshine Coast. 

  • Enjoy the great outdoors on the ice at Lake Newell and try your hand at ice fishing, then head to Brooks to enjoy the craft beer and coffee scene.

  • Our two-day itinerary has you using Pincher Creek as your hub for winter activities.

  • Our two-day historic tour takes you to some of Southern Alberta’s most spectacular historical sites, but one thing is missing – the summer-time crowds. The centres are yours to explore at a leisurely pace.

  • Kinosoo Ridge is a ski and snowboard destination that makes magic happen almost hourly, every single day. For Kinosoo camp goer, Cohen Petranic, the magic-making efforts resulted in his best day…ever.

  • Kimberley, B.C. – Kimberley Alpine Resort is the perfect place for a family ski escape. Just over four hours from Calgary, it’s nestled right in the heart of the Powder Highway that makes the Kootenays famous. As you’d expect, 15cm fell the day before we arrived and, as we strapped in at the bottom of the North Star chair for our day on the slopes, big fat flakes started to fall again.

  • Cranbrook, B.C. – Millennial entrepreneurs are tearing a strip off Cranbrook, breathing fresh life into downtown and turning it into a four-season recreational hub. At just over four hours from Calgary down through the Crowsnest Pass, I had packed up my sons to see what Cranbrook has to offer for a family winter weekend escape.

  • Kamloops, B.C. – They call this Nordic trail the Powder Highway, but there’s no chance of getting road rage here. This snowy thoroughfare is a serene snowshoe stroll through the alpine at Harper Mountain, just 20 minutes outside of Kamloops. No turn signals required.

  • Kamloops, B.C. – The lineup was already out the door by the time we arrived at Hello Toast, the kind of breakfast joint that hipsters swarm to like a savannah in the desert – but it’s so much more. Families, coffee chat groups and those fuelling up for the ski hill, congregate over Dirty Chais (espresso-spiked Chai) served in generous, two-hands-required mugs in this downtown Kamloops hot spot.

  • Some legends speak for themselves. In the alpine world, it comes down to champagne powder, steeps and deeps, yet still family-friendly. We know of two in southern B.C. that come with pedigrees steeped in history and once you've experienced them, you'll keep going back for more.

  • Legends speak for themselves and B.C.’s Powder Highway is just such a one. The highway seams together the world’s most concentrated collection of snow destinations, making it every skier’s and rider’s favourite road trip.

  • Do it! Find the ridge with the spectacular view or the trail you both have enjoyed and pop the question. But do it with a bit of flair, so your partner loves you even more. Here’s our top suggestions to make it go just right.