Outdoor Winter Activities

Outdoor Winter Activities Calgary
Outdoor Winter Activities Calgary
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Outdoor Winter Activities

Discover the best outdoor activities to try in and around Calgary during the winter.

Winter in Calgary is the perfect time to bundle up and explore the great outdoors. It might be chilly and it might be warm but there are so many things to see and do in the winter months. From skiing and snowboarding to dogsledding and hot springs, outdoor winter adventures are ready and waiting for you in and around Calgary.

Try skiing or snowboarding at WinSport in Calgary (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/A.V. Wakefield).

Go downhill skiing & snowboarding

 Banff Upper Hot Springs

Go for a soak at the Banff Upper Hot Springs (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth and Ramberg)

 Kananaskis Nordic Spa

Spend the day at the alpine oasis at the Kananaskis Nordic Spa (Photo credit: Mike Seehagel)

Soak in an outdoor pool

Find everything you need to know about a Day Trip to the Banff Upper Hot Springs.

Acura Tube Park at WinSport

Tubing at the Acura Tube Park at WinSport (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Stevin Tuchiwsky)

Take the whole family tubing

Spray Lakes Provincial Park

Dog sledding in Spray Lakes Provincial Park (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours

Go dog sledding with Snowy Owl Sled Dog Tours (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Mike Seehagel).

Add dog sledding to your bucket list

Prince’s Island Park in Calgary

Explore Prince’s Island Park in Calgary on a fat bike (Photo credit: @hikebiketravel on Instagram).

Ride a fat bike in the snow

Cross-country skiing at Shaganappi Point Golf Course in Calgary

Cross-country skiing at Shaganappi Point Golf Course in Calgary (Photo credit: @dabertime on Instagram).

Try cross-country skiing

Only 1 hour west of Calgary, Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park hosted the world during the 1988 Winter Olympics in Calgary and continues to offer world class cross-country skiing trails to this day for beginners and experienced skiers. Get a trail pass for the day and explore more than 65 kilometres of groomed trails. Cross-country ski rentals are available on site. The University of Calgary Outdoor Centre also offer cross-country ski rentals for beginner and experienced skiers.

In Calgary, cross-country skiing is welcome in any park, along with a selection of groomed trails throughout the city you can access for free. City of Calgary Parks like Shaganappi Point Golf Course, South Glenmore Park, and Bowness Park are trackset and ready for your next cross-country skiing adventure.

Olympic Plaza

Ice skating at Olympic Plaza in Calgary (Photo credit: Travel Alberta/Roth and Ramberg).

Ice skate on an outdoor rink

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

Go birding at the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary (Photo credit: @jonokurian on Instagram)

Explore outdoor attractions

Snowshoeing in and around Calgary

Try snowshoeing in and around Calgary (Photo credit: Travel Alberta)

Take a walk in snowshoes

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary.

Meet the wolfdogs at Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Meet the wolfdogs

Banff National Park from the top of the Banff Gondola

Views of Banff National Park from the top of the Banff Gondola (Photo credit: Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Noel Hendrickson)

Day trip to the Banff Gondola

Toboggan in Calgary

Spend the day on a toboggan hill in Calgary (Photo credit: @davidbpatrick on Instagram).

Find a toboggan hill