Snow falling outside the lodge at Whistler Olympic Park
What’s your winter vacation style? A family ski holiday or a heart-pounding heli-skiing adventure? A serene glide along a Nordic trail, a backcountry snowshoe tour or a chance to mush a team of racing huskies? If it’s on your winter to-do list, chances are, it’s happening in British Columbia.
With 13 resorts, 10 mountain ranges, adrenaline-inducing verticals and some of the world's best... Read more powder, BC is a top choice for a ski holiday. Explore some of the 200+ runs at world renowned Whistler Blackcomb; rent a slope-side condo in the family-friendly Thompson Okanagan; or get your heart pumping in the cold-smoke powder of the Kootenay Rockies.
North America's premier four season mountain resort, Whist...
Imagine endless verticals and untouched powder as far as the eye can see. Now imagine sharing it... Read more with just a handful of other skiers and boarders. Heli-skiing and cat-skiing were invented in BC, and most of the world's off-piste action happens here, in ski areas 100 times the size of the biggest resorts.
The resort also offers 1,263 hectares (3,121 acres) of fall line skiing, high alpine bowls, and 13 areas of gladed terrain and phenomenal groo...
What does this mean to you? Freedom & flexibility. There's virtually no waiting for the helicopter or for other groups to catch up behind you. There is no addition...
Join skiers, boarders and après fans across BC this winter to celebrate snow, ice and all things... Read more ski. Kick off the season in November with Cornucopia, Whistler’s renowned food and wine event, then head to Sun Peaks Resort in January to sample BC ice wine at the Winter Okanagan Wine Festival. In February, the Vernon Winter Carnival brings family fun, while backcountry fans gather in Nelson to honour mountain culture at the Kootenay Coldsmoke Powder Fest. In April, it's back to Whistler to welcome spring at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival.
No lifts, no lines, just gliding along a serene forest trail. Explore an extensive trail network... Read more at the Sovereign Lake Nordic Centre in the Thompson Okanagan, or channel your inner Olympian in the Callaghan Valley near Whistler. Kick and glide along 150km/93mi of groomed track in the South Cariboo, where guest ranches morph into ski destinations in winter, or head north to Smithers to enjoy long runs on the slopes of Hudson Bay Mountain.
Our non-smoking, Rocky Mountain Cabins can accommodate anywhere from 1 to 13 gu...
Every winter, dozens of storms blow across the open Pacific, lashing Tofino and Ucluelet rain,... Read more high winds, and crashing six-metre (20-foot) high waves. Do residents complain? Of course not! Storm watching is all part of the fun here, and you’re invited. Grab a seat by the window at a cozy seaside inn and watch nature do her worst. Top spots? The Wickaninnish Inn, Pacific Sands Beach Resort, and Long Beach Lodge Resort all offer ringside seats.
Glide over a glacier, plough through a powder-filled bowl, or telemark across an untouched... Read more alpine glade. In BC’s backcountry, every track is a fresh track, and the vistas are yours alone. More than two dozen backcountry lodges offer a chance to explore these hidden steeps and glades — and enjoy home cooked meals, a roaring fire and maybe even a wood-fired sauna post ski.
There’s a lot more to winter in BC than skiing. Snowshoeing can be enjoyed almost anywhere... Read more there’s snow, and guided excursions may include a trek to an outdoor cookout or indulgence in a moonlight marshmallow roast. Like to go fast? Embrace your inner polar explorer on a dogsled; many tours allow you to take the reins! Or snowmobile to the top of a mountain to take in unforgettable views.
BC’s major airports are well situated to get you from runway to powder in no time. Resorts... Read more generally offer shuttle service to nearby ski hills, or rent a car to explore on your own. The Vancouver International Airport is about two hours from Whistler; Thompson Okanagan-bound skiers can fly into Kelowna International Airport; and the Canadian Rockies International Airport in Cranbrook provides quick access to Kootenay Rockies ski resorts.
YVR has a wide variety of dining options to satisfy every craving, both...
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