POSTED BY The Editor | Nov, 08, 2022 |

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.

Go downhill skiing & snowboarding

WinSport in Calgary

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

Soak in an outdoor pool

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)

Take the whole family tubing

Tube Park at WinSport

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

Add dog sledding to your bucket list

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).


Ride a fat bike in the snow

Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Laudromat Studios

Photo Credit: Travel Alberta / Laudromat Studios

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 like the East Village Nordic LoopCity of Calgary Parks like Shaganappi Point Golf CourseSouth Glenmore Park, and Bowness Park are trackset and ready for your next cross-country skiing adventure.

Kananaskis Country- Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park

Kananaskis Country- Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park (Photo credit: Tourism Canmore Kananaskis).

Ice skate on an outdoor rink

Olympic Plaza

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

Explore outdoor attractions

Inglewood Bird Sanctuary

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

Take a walk in snowshoes 

Snowshoeing in and around Calgary

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

Meet the wolfdogs

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary

Day trip to the Banff Gondola

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)

Find a toboggan hill

Toboggan in Calgary

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

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