Mica Mountain Lodge near Jasper National Park Alberta CanadaMica Mountain Lodge near Jasper National Park Alberta CanadaMica Mountain Lodge near Jasper National Park Alberta Canada

Winter Activities, Vacation & Tours
in the Rocky Mountains of Canada


If you havenít seen the Canadian Rocky Mountains at wintertime, you havenít seen the Rockies at all! Not only has snow and ice turned the mountains into a winter wonderland, the winter season also offers an abundance of recreational activities for visitors and residents alike.

The views of snow-capped mountains and woodlands are simply breathtaking providing you with lifetime memories to take home.

Beautiful mountain scenery near Jasper Alberta, Canada, in Jasper National Park - Photo Credit: Jasper Tourism
There are many ways to explore the Rocky Mountains at wintertime, from short family outings with snowshoes to daylong adventures heli-skiing. No matter, which activity you choose, you will be thrilled what the Canadian Rockies have to offer. Beginner or pro, there is something for everyone and all ages. Be warned, if you come to the Canadian Rocky Mountains once, it wonít be for the last time!

The Canadian Rocky Mountains extend over 1450 kilometre from the Pacific Ocean to the prairie grassland. The Canadian Rocky Mountains with its many snow-capped peaks are unique on earth and attract many visitors from all over the world each year. The Rockies build a natural border between the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia.

The city of Banff is part of the Banff National Park which is more than 6.600 square kilometre in size and is located just one hour drive west of Calgary. The Banff National Park is Canada's oldest park and wildlife reserve of its kind and was established in 1885.

Banff, known as honeymoon retreat, offers all kind of recreational attractions year round. In winter time there are as much as three ski resorts, Mount Norquay, Louise, and Sunshine Village to please all friends of winter sports.

Skiing, Lake Louise Ski Area, Banff National Park - Photo Credit: Travel Alberta
Sulphur Mountain Gondola runs to the summit and provides spectacular views of the surrounding mountains, Bow River and Banff townside from an altitude of 2.285 metres. You can walk up in about 75 minutes and are rewarded with a free lift down.

Jasper National Park is situated on a plateau in the Athabasca Valley, within the Canadian Rocky Mountains, west of Edmonton, northwest of Calgary and northeast of Vancouver, BC. Jasper is the largest of the northern Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks and has been established in 1907.

Jasper is an internationally recognized four-season destination with so much to see and do to suit everyone's tastes. You'll want to have enough time to enjoy Jasper's many exceptional offerings, such as the Hot Springs, Cross country skiing, down hill skiing, wildlife viewing, marmot basin, boating at Maligne Lake, Maligne Canyon ice walk and many more.
Beautiful mountain scenery near Jasper Alberta, Canada, in Jasper National Park - Photo Credit: Jasper Tourism

Tete Jaune Cache
Tete Jaune Cache is located in the heart of British Columbia. Surrounded from the Rocky Mountains, Cariboo Mountains and Monashee Mountains it is an ideal gateway for both Mount Robson Provincial Park and Jasper National Park. If you prefer being close to all action but still like to enjoy privacy Tete Jaune Cache is your best bet!

Looking for that really romantic accommodation while enjoying your winter vacation? Mica Mountain Lodge offers Cozy Log Cabins with all the comforts of home.
Mount Robson Provincial Park - Photo Credit: Mica Mountain Lodge

Valemount is located 20 km south of Tete Jaune Cache and offers a trail network for all kinds of winter sports.

Winter Activities in the Canadian Rocky Mountains
To make your winter experience as exciting as possible, we have listed some of the many winter attractions for you to choose from:

Snow-Cat Skiing
The heated snow-cat takes you up high to the mountains, where some of the greatest powder skiing and snowboarding anywhere is waiting for you. Mica Mountain is ideal for your ski vacation, offering both open bowl and naturally-gladded tree skiing. Guests enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding area, such as Mt. Robson, the tallest and largest mountain of the entire Canadian Rockies. The beautiful snow coverage reaches an average of 2.5 to 3.5 metres settled base - all winter long.

The ski runs vary in length from 1,000 feet to over 3,000 vertical feet, with unlimited skiing offered each day! A skier's dream comes true, in the winter wonderland of the Canadian Rockies! Truly a special day of skiing, with a lifetime memory for you to take home!

Scenic Snow-Cat Tours
Explore the winter-wonderland out of the heated snow-cat, with panorama windows all around you! Go for walks in the snow on the top of the mountain and enjoy the views of Mt. Robson and the Rocky Mountains! Experience the magic of the Canadian winter with unforgettable impressions!

Dogsledding Tours
Want to enjoy a truly Canadian adventure? Enjoy the crisp mountain air while you explore the beautiful mountain scenery guided from your dogsled team! Surrounded by truly unique winter scenery, which seems to be out of a storybook, and the friendly husky team that pulls quietly your sled. An exciting trip you will remember forever!

Ever played with the great toys of the North? The Canadian Rocky Mountains are well known for excellent snowmobiling. The mountains offer well-groomed and maintained trails for alpine fun. Beautiful alpine areas wait for the experienced and the first time rider!

Cross-country Skiing
Surrounded by breathtaking winter mountain scenery, x-country skiing is a relaxing and funny way of exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Whether you like groomed trails or you like to make your own at the spot of your choice, the Rockies offer first class cross country skiing! You will have lifetime memories of the scenery you get to explore in a terrain that is not crowded with people! A winter-wonderland that you have to see!

Are you up to an adrenaline rousing adventure? Heli-skiing is the ultimate way of skiing in an area that seems to be made just for you. Explore the tops of the beautiful mountains and some of the best powder in the world.

Ever wanted to try snowshoeing? Strap on your snowshoes and explore the marchlands, walk on the ice of the river, discover one of the many trails.... No matter where you choose to go you will find undisturbed snow with sometimes animal tracks to look at! Go for the adventure to experience untouched nature. If you donít bring your own snowshoes you can rent some at various places!

Ice Fishing
Ever tried to cut a hole in a frozen lake? Ice fishing is family fun. Enjoy the great winter scenery while fishing for trout in one of the lakes or streams. A guided tour lets you experience ice fishing in style and comfort.


Mica Mountain Lodge
- Cozy Log Cabins with all the comforts of home! -
Nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains and Cariboo Mountains, you will find our cozy and clean Log Cabins. The cabins are generously spaced 250 feet to ensure the greatest privacy, like nowhere else here!

Enjoy your morning coffee undisturbed on the panoramic deck with a magnificent view, surrounded by the sound of nature!
Mica Mountain Lodge

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