Disney fans, you can go on a winter hike in Alberta that looks like it's straight out of Frozen. Walking through the icy wonderland, you'll feel like you should see Elsa, Anna, and Olaf around every corner. The magical Maligne Canyon Ice Walk is one of the most breathtaking winter experiences in Alberta and you need to see it for yourself.
Once the snow arrives, there are so many incredible outdoor activities you need to add to your bucket list. For example, you can see a castle made out of ice or walk through a colourful tunnel of lights.
One experience you will want to enjoy is seeing Jasper's Maligne Valley. Here you can go on an unforgettable journey to see frozen waterfalls and sparkling ice caves.
The 3.5 km trail will take you to the deepest accessible canyon in Jasper National Park. Along the path, the surreal frozen geological wonders will take your breath away.
Maligne Canyon is a picturesque spot to explore. You'll walk along an ice path next to towering walls of ice before reaching frozen falls.
The winter hiking season begins in December and ends around March. The exact dates fluctuate depending on the weather conditions.
For your safety, Jasper National Park recommends that you go with a certified guide. As the ground could be uneven, and there is the risk of falling ice.
On this hike everywhere you look, there will be natural ice sculptures. Plus, you'll have the chance to see frozen waterfalls up close.
The walk will take approximately 3 hours as you head downhill to the frozen waterfalls.
As you'll be outdoors for hours, you need to wear warm winter clothes. But both tour companies will also provide cleats to help you walk on the ice.
If you wish to try this experience for yourself, make sure to book a tour of Maligne Canyon.
Price: $69.00 per person for a 3-hour tour
Address: Pickup either in Jasper or meeting at Maligne Canyon
Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to see sparkling ice caves and towering walls of ice.