Start Planning Your Canadian Winter Vacation Now

Although it may seem like the winter months are far away, now is the perfect time to get a head start planning your next holiday. While a lot of people like to head south during the cooler months, there are lots of good reasons to explore our national backyard instead.

Some of the best ski resorts in the world are in our own country and boast some of the top snow conditions, too. Whether you love to ski or snowboard, most resorts also offer other activities like snowshoeing, skating, cross country skiing and more.

If you are looking to save some money, consider renting a condo near a ski resort. You can cook some of your own meals and feel at home with more space to relax and unwind.

Here are the top three tips travel experts recommend when planning:

  1. Start your research now. Ask friends what winter destinations they have visited and where they liked the best.
  2. Consider places you have visited in summer. Destinations like the Columbia Valley in British Columbia are well known for their summer activities, but offer skiing, skating and other winter as well. Plus, the famous hot springs at Radium and Fairmont are open all year long.
  3. If you have flexibility, the best deals are usually found in late November through mid December, and then again mid-January to late March.

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SOURCE: News Canada