Moose Jaw, SK
Whistler, B.C. (Travel time from YQR = 19 hours)
You may think that travelling long distances in the winter seems a little odd for those who want a stress free getaway. However, once you get to “Beautiful British Columbia” you will have realized it was all worth it. Indulge in the beauty Whistler has to offer from the top of the gondola while you hit the slopes, or if you want the best of both worlds – check out the Fairmont Chateau Resort for ultimate relaxation. The good news is that there are stop worthy destinations on your way to B.C. – keep reading for information on Canmore, AB.
Canmore, AB (Travel time from YQR = 9 hours)
Looking for a winter getaway that doesn’t involve many stops? Head west on Highway 1 and you will know when you’ve reached sunny Canmore, AB. Canmore offers various indoor activities such as rock climbing, brewery tours and dinner theatres are sure to help keep you warm. Not to mention the stunning views of flowing waters and delicious cuisine will help you beat the winter blues. Visit www.tourismcanmore.com today!
Moose Jaw, SK (Travel time from YQR = 45 minutes)
Most Canadians know what Moose Jaw has to offer, as it is one of the most historic cities in Canada. As winter brings us those plummeting temperatures, opt for a stay at the Temple Gardens Mineral Spa to keep warm and enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet on Sunday mornings. Looking for some entertainment? Visit the Western Development Museum to go back in time to view (and step inside) those old fashioned planes, trains and automobiles.
Calgary, AB (Travel time from YQR = 7 hours)
If cabin fever is starting to hit you, it may be time for a little retail therapy. In my opinion, Calgary is one of the best cities for ultimate shopping. I was fortunate enough to live in Calgary for two years and trust me I was never disappointed. From the Chinook Centre which holds over 250 stores to the luxury shopping mall located downtown called the Core – TD Square & Holt Renfrew, YYC has a lot in store for its visitors. Be sure to keep warm by stop at Good Earth Café for the best hot cocoa in town.
Whitefish, MN (Travel time from YQR = 10 hours)
If you are looking for a little fun south of the border, Whitefish may be the destination for you. From dog sledding to the scenic views at the Glacier National Park, Montana will never disappoint you.