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A Winter Sport Wonderland – Alberta is Awesome!


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Winter is coming back to Canada, and while that means the season of scraping windshields and shoveling driveways upon us – it also means the snow sport season is back!

Located just a couple hours from the city of Calgary, the Rocky Mountains are home to some of Canada’s most breathtaking scenery and wildlife, as well as world-class outdoor activities. Every winter, adventurers and outdoor enthusiasts from all across Canada travel to Alberta to visit the powdery peaks from Jasper down to Waterton.

Ski or snowboard thousands of acres of terrain at some of Alberta’s most popular resorts, including Sunshine Village, Nakiska Ski Area and Lake Louise – who celebrated their earliest ever opening date this year on October 29! 

For summer water sport enthusiasts, the winter equivalent to wind and kite surfing can be found in snowkiting, a modern mix of all the major snow sports: skiing, snowboarding, and skating. “A truly unique way to explore the mountains”, snowkiting transforms inaccessible snow flats and frozen lakes into absolute playgrounds for skiers and boarders. describes Alberta’s Spray Lakes as 400 square kilometres of “secret heaven”, where snow-kiters of all ages and abilities can go to enjoy the best of what the Rockies have to offer.  

Snowshoe tours are massively popular in the Rocky Mountains, where the backcountry scenery and wildlife is beyond beautiful. However, if snowshoeing is a bit too slow, you can always experience the Alberta winter on the back of a snowmobile! There are thousands of kilometres of groomed snowmobile trails crisscrossing the backcountry, and a number of available options for snowmobile rentals and tours in Banff and Canmore. 

Many of Alberta’s mountain lakes are world-famous in the summer for their beautiful turquoise water, which transforms in the winter into a series of glassy mountain ice rinks. Skate, sled or play the most Canadian game of shinny ever in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at places like Lake Louise, Two Jack Lake, Moraine Lake, and more. 

As winter settles back in, bundle up and beat the blues by exploring Alberta’s beautiful backyard! 

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2023 Election

UCP leader Smith says she is ‘delighted’ by endorsements from Harper, Poilievre

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United Conservative Party leader Danielle Smith, centre, makes an election campaign announcement in Calgary, Alta., Friday, May 26, 2023. Albertans go to the polls on May 29. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh


United Conservative leader Danielle Smith says she would aim to lower the level of political polarization in Alberta if her party wins what has been a tight and often bitter election race.

She made her remarks during her last news conference before Albertans go to the polls on Monday.

Smith says she would consult broadly and make decisions based on what she’s heard.

She adds her door is always open to people from all backgrounds and all political persuasions, and she would learn by exchanging ideas.

The UCP leader also says she was delighted to garner endorsements from former prime minister Stephen Harper and federal Conservative Opposition Leader Pierre Poilievre.

The rival New Democrats have been endorsed by high-profile former Calgary mayor Naheed Nenshi.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 26, 2023.

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