Canada offers much to see and do in the colder months. Our specialists have explored the country’s wintry landscape from the far reaches of the Yukon and the Northwest Territories to the cobbled streets of Québec City to find the most immersive things to do in Canada during the winter.
Even though wildlife isn’t as abundant as it is in the summer, October and early November give you the best opportunity to see polar bears in Manitoba as they congregate ahead of their hunting season. If you want to explore the snow-blanketed wilderness, we can arrange snowshoeing through silent forests at the Continental Divide, snowmobiling in the Yukon, and a chance to mush your own team of Alaskan huskies. You can try your hand at ice hockey with a professional coach, and take historical walking tours in the cities. And, you can travel to remote lodges to watch the northern lights under unpolluted dark skies.
Ideas for experiencing Canada in winter
Experiences you have as you travel often hold the longest memories. As part of their research trips, our specialists seek out authentic ways to get to know Canada in winter, and the best local guides. These activities reflect some of their best-loved experiences.