Depending on your perspective, Alberta is either the absolute worst or the absolute best place to be during the winter. If you've got your positive pants on and you're fine with braving the cold to see and do some truly spectacular things this winter, you're in for an amazing season. We've rounded up a list of six secret winter dates in Alberta to help you enjoy the winter without getting lost in the holiday crowds.\nThese places include dreamy winter hikes, unique activities, adorable getaways, and more. If you adore winter in Alberta and you want to make the most of it with your boo or your BFF, we've got you covered.\nThe long-term weather forecast shows that Alberta is in for a warmer, snowier winter than usual. Therefore, the sights will be even more beautiful and the cold won't hurt your face as much as you're used to.\nGet your skates sharpened, your hats and mits ready, and pick your favourite person to join you on these unique and unforgettable winter adventures.\nSpend fewer days at home with Netflix this winter, get out there, and seize the day. Here are six secret places in Alberta to bring your favourite person this winter.\n\n\nEdmonton Ice Castles\nPrice: TBD\nWhen: January 2020\nAddress: 9330 Groat Rd. N.W., Edmonton, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Soon Edmonton will be home to a glorious collection of Ice Castles for you to explore with your loved ones. You will feel like winter royalty as you stroll through the enchanting castles and various other unique attractions.\n View this post on Instagram LOVE is definitely still in the air!! Don't forget to share your #loveaticecastles photos and tag us @icecastles_ to be entered for our giveaway!! . . (📷: @itsstephiedarling ) #icecastles #freezetime #makememories #winterfun #frozen #winterbucketlist #winterwonder #getoutside #winter #ice A post shared by Ice Castles (@icecastles_) on Feb 15, 2019 at 6:10pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nAbraham Lake\nAddress: Abraham Lake, Clearwater County, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This epic natural wonder is an absolute must-stop for anyone looking to make the most of their winter in Alberta. Located on the North Saskatchewan River, Abraham Lake is known for the unique and breathtaking bubbles in the ice. If you’re looking for the perfect spot to go skating this winter, you’ve officially found it. \n View this post on Instagram Places like Abraham Lake in Bighorn Country are beautiful, photogenic and incredibly special. However, as much as they are enjoyed, they also require support from passionate outdoors communities like ours to ensure that they are protected for future generations to come. In late 2018, Government of Alberta proposed the creation of a protection plan for Bighorn Country, and I'm encouraging Albertans who are passionate about the issues that affect our public lands, water and wildlife to speak out and be heard. Join me and voice your support of protecting Bighorn Country by Friday, Feb 15th! Visit the link in my bio for more info. #sponsored #cpaws #bighorncountry #conservation #abparks @cpawssab A post shared by JENN ✧ TRAVEL + OUTDOOR (@jennexplores) on Feb 13, 2019 at 6:36pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nYamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary\nPrice: Dependent on tour\nAddress: 263156 Range Rd. 53, Cochrane, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Spend an afternoon surrounded by majestic wolfdogs in the Canadian Rockies. Everyone needs to meet and hang out with these beautiful creatures at least once in their lives.\n View this post on Instagram On my way to Calgary airport we visited @yamnuskawdsanct 🐺 (ramming in activities 😂). These wolf dogs were bred by humans to be domesticated wolves, some were 90% wolf, some 30% (like this lady in the pic). But as they weren’t born in the wild, they can’t be released into the wild, but also as they’re part wolf they just can’t be domesticated. So they’re stuck! Usually they are just killed, mistreated, used for breeding, or they’re rescued by lovely none profit organisations like this who are very respectful to the animals and who’s goal is to educate and to care. Highly recommend a visit! Can’t believe I got a kiss! Now on my way home and can’t wait to be back with my pack (of sausages)❤️ . . . . . . . . #yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary #explorealberta #canada #discoveralberta #discovercanada #travel #wolves A post shared by Helen Anderson (@helenanderz) on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:22am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nMount Engadine Lodge\nPrice: Dependant on type of lodging\nAddress: 1 Mount Shark Rd, Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: If you're looking for the full Rocky Mountain experience, this is the place for you. You can stay in a yurt, you can glamp, or you can stay in the lodge. You'll forget real life exists outside of this remote winter wonderland.\n View this post on Instagram Newness on the blog! Find out why winter glamping at @mountengadine is what it’s all about! LINK IN BIO feat. @gorskiouterwear + @hunterboots ❄️ #explorealberta #ootd #outfit #winterootd #winter #glamping #exploremore #getoutside #mountengadine #travel #instatravel #aniatylertravel #styleblogger #travelblogger #alberta #canmore #mountaingetaway #interiors #sneakpeek #aniabski #cabincrew #thecabinchronicles #lodgelife #cabininthewoods A post shared by ania boniecka (@aniab) on Feb 18, 2019 at 8:26am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nCameron Falls\nAddress: Improvement District No. 4, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Take a short walk to a beautiful frozen waterfall this winter to get a taste of the wonders mother nature has to offer. You can stroll up the path next to the falls to see the gorgeous ice formations from all angles.\n View this post on Instagram whoop 3 posts one day A post shared by Justine (@jjustiiiine) on Jan 25, 2017 at 6:14pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nChester Lake\nAddress: Chester Lake Trail, Kananaskis, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: If you're in the mood for the perfect winter hike, Chester Lake will do the trick. The hike is about 4.6 kilometres each way with a beautiful lake at the end. The snow-topped mountains and fluffy snow underfoot make for a perfect winter day in the wild. \n View this post on Instagram 🐾❄️☃️ A post shared by Ivanie Blondin (@ivanieblondin) on Dec 29, 2018 at 4:22pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.