Alberta’s proximity to snowcapped mountains and cold weather makes it a winter wonderland. Most of the lakes freeze up throughout the year. This makes Alberta popular for winter activities like snowshoeing, skiing, bobsledding and many others. Alberta hosts various festivals during the winter season. Such events allow both locals and guests to mingle and have fun in the snow. Here are some of the best winter events you should attend while in Alberta.
The Silver Skate Fest
Hawrelak Park, Edmonton plays host to this festival that draws an impressive crowd of 85,000. Experience 10 days of family-oriented fun in this scenic river valley. Some activities that you can participate in include building snow sculptures, skiing, ice-skating, snowball fights and others. There’s also loads of entertainment and live performances.
This is Edmonton’s premier festival of light. It takes place in the ValleyZoo and brings out the best lighting installations you will ever see. There’s also plenty of hot chocolate, live music, winter activities and much more.
Deep Freeze Winter Festival
This winter festival is a celebration of Albert’s unique ethnic communities. It takes place at Alberta Avenue. You get to immerse yourself in their culture and play many games in the sun during this weekend festival. However, please remember to dress warmly for the occasion. The temperatures dip below zero.
Calgary Boat Show
Are you a boating enthusiast? Then, set a date for 9 to 12 February for the Calgary boat show. It takes place at the BMO Centre in Stampede Park. This show brings out the best in fishing, boating, hunting and has expos for related products.
Each February, the Edmonton Expo Centre plays host to this fantastic RV Expo. This showcase brings over 400 RVs, travel trailers, tent trailers and everything else to do with motor homes. You should attend if you want deeper insight into the RV life.