Just because the warm weather is over, doesn't mean the outdoor fun has to stop. We are lucky to live in a setting that looks like the inside of a snow globe. There is nothing like a fresh layer of fluffy snow to make everything look more magical. It is time to bundle up for winter adventure, like going on one of these unique frozen waterfall road trips in Alberta.

You don't need to travel far in Alberta to enjoy sights of snow-covered mountains and castles made out of ice. So it is time to planing all the adventures you want to add to your winter bucket list.

If you are looking for something low-key, you can ride the Banff Gondola. From inside the gondola, you'll be able to have a birds-eye view of the mountains.

Or you can head to Edmonton to visit fairytale castles made of ice.

If you're the outdoorsy type, it is the perfect time to go cross country skiing, snowshoeing or hiking. Within our parks, you can see frozen waterfalls and even lakes with eye-catching frozen bubbles.

It is time to put on your toque and mittens and enjoy all winter has to offer. Fill up the tank because these are the nine best road trip ideas around Alberta if you love incredible wintery views:

Ice Castles

Price: from $13.99 per person

When: TBA

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

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to explore an ice castle that has slides, fountains and even a throne you can sit on.


Banff Gondola

Price: from $53.00 per person

Address: 100 Mountain Ave., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy a scenic ride on the gondola that will take you to an altitude of 2,281 metres. Then at the top, you can explore the hiking trails and warm up at the cafes.


Tunnel Mountain Trail

Address: 224 Banff Ave., BanffAB

Why You Need To Go: From the summit, you can enjoy a panromantic video of Bow and Spray River valleys.


Grotto Canyon Trail

Address: Grotto Mountain Pond, Bighorn No. 8, AB

Why You Need To Go: Here you hike along a snowy trail to see a stunning frozen waterfall. 


Abraham Lake

Address: Clearwater County, AB

Why You Need To Go: In the winter, Abraham Lake looks magical, with countless frozen bubbles.


Moraine Lake

Price: $9.80 per person

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

Why You Need To Go: It is a picturesque spot to go hiking or cross-country skiing as you can enjoy the views of the mountains.


Elk Island National Park

Price: $7.80 per person

Address: 54401 Range Rd. 203, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

Why You Need To Go: It is the perfect spot to stargaze, and if you are lucky, you might see the Northern Lights.


Price: $13.00 per person, free on some days.

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

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

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to see stunning ice carvings, ice castles, and even get a drink at an ice bar.


Johnston Canyon Icewalk

Price: $9.80 per person

Address: Johnston Canyon, Improvement District No. 9, AB

Why You Need To Go: You can hike along the steel walkways to enjoy sights of gigantic frozen waterfall and columns of ice. For your safety, make sure to wear ice-cleats as the trail can be slippery.


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