Winter will be here before we know it. In fact, in Alberta, it feels a lot like it's already here. That means we've got start planning all the adventures we'll go on this winter so we can make the most out of the season. With snow already on the ground in many parts of the province, you're probably already thinking of things to do in Alberta in the winter. Thankfully, between the snowy mountains and frozen waterfalls, there is no shortage of incredible adventures for you.

If you are someone who loves snow, then you are in luck. Our province offers some of the best winter days in Canada.

Even if you hate the colder weather, hibernating indoors can get boring fast.

Make sure to bundle up in your warmest clothes because these bucket list adventures are so amazing that you won't mind going outside.

To help you find out what to do next weekend, we made a list of the best places to go, trails to hike and frozen lakes to explore.

The only challenge is, with so many options to pick from β€” what's first?

Here are 17 winter adventures in Alberta that you need to add to your bucket list if you love the snow:

Sunshine Ski Resort

Price: from $104.00

Address: 1 Sunshine Access Rd., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: They have ski runs perfect for all types of skiers, from novices to pros.


WinSport's Tube Park

Price: from $17.99

Address: 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy sliding down the hill with your friends at WinSport's Tube Park. 


Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Price: $79.00 for a tour, free to explore on your own.

Address: Various pickup locations

Why You Need To Go: Led by a professional guide, you'll get to explore a canyon where you'll see pillars of ice and frozen waterfalls.


See the Bubbles at Abraham Lake

Price: Free

Address: Abraham Lake, Clearwater County, AB

Why You Need To Go: In the winter Abraham Lake has frozen methane ice bubbles that make it look like pure winter magic.


Spray River Trail

Price: Free

Address: 224 Banff Avenue, BanffAB 

Why You Need To Go: It is an easy loop trail perfect for a snowshoeing adventure that will take between 3 to 4 hours.

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Skate on Lake Louise

Price: Free

Address: Lake Louise, Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: Lake Louise is one of the most jaw-dropping spots to go skating in Alberta.


Marmot Basin Ski Resort

Price: from $85.00

Address: 1 Marmot Rd., Jasper, AB

Why You Need To Go: There are 91 runs available for snowboarders and skiers to enjoy.


Chester Lake Trail

Address: Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, Kananaskis, AB

Why You Need To Go: Enjoy a relaxing day snowshoeing with friends on this 3.4 km trail.


Troll Falls

Address: Kananaskis Improvement, AB

Why You Need To Go: Along this hiking trail, you'll pass right next to a frozen waterfall.


Sunwapta Falls

Price: $9.80

Address: Jasper National Park, AB

Why You Need To Go: This hiking trail will bring you past tons of waterfalls and it's a refreshing way to see the park transformed by winter.


Mount Norquay

Price: from $36.00

Address: #2 Mt Norquay Rd., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: Seek your thrills on the hills by skiing, snowboarding or even tubing your way down the mountain.


Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk

Price: from $52.00

Address: 100 Mountain Ave., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can take the Banff Gondola to enjoy a stunning view while at the top, make sure to explore the Sulphur Mountain Boardwalk.


Ice Magic

Price: Free on weekdays, $13.00 for peak weekend access.

When: Wednesday, January 15 to Sunday, January 26, 2020

Address: 111 Lake Louise Dr., Lake Louise, AB

Why You Need To Go: You need to discover this magical wonderland with ice castles right by a real-life castle at Lake Louise.


Skating at Bowness Park

Price: Free

Address: 8900 48 Ave. NW., Calgary, AB

Why You Need To Go: Lace up your skates and glide on the frozen lagoon for the perfect winter afternoon.


 

Ice Castles

Price: $13.99

When: TBA

Address: 9330 Groat Rd. NW., Edmonton, AB

Why You Need To Go: You won't believe your eyes at this frozen paradise full of ice slides, tunnels and castles.


Mount Engadine Lodge

Price: Various prices

Address: 1 Mount Shark Rd., Canmore, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can relax after exploring the nearby wilderness trails at one of the many cabins.


Maligne Canyon

Price: $69.00

Address: Maligne Canyon, Jasper, AB 

Why You Need To Go: This incredible tour will take you on a dreamy winter hike through a frozen canyon and it will feel just like you're in Frozen 2.


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