Embrace winter! Chill out in style on these wonderful winter getaways.
Many of us forget when the cold weather hits that there are ways to embrace – and not always escape! – the Canadian winter. Whether it’s hitting the slopes or relaxing in front of a roaring fire, these winter getaways are sure to entice you during these cold months.
Skiing and Winter Activities
Mont Tremblant Ski Resort – Quebec
This winter destination has whatever your adventurous heart desires. Known mainly for its excellent ski conditions, Mont Tremblant offers a wide variety of winter activities.
The resort has every winter activity imaginable: ice climbing, dog sledding, horseback riding, sleigh rides, helicopter tours, snowmobiling, snow shoeing, tubing, downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross country skiing.
Mont Tremblant is every skier’s dream. There are 94 runs and the mountain overlooks a beautiful countryside offering ski and snowboard enthusiasts a winter paradise to indulge their every desire.
As the #1 lodging ski resort in North America, Mount Tremblant offers over 30 choices for overnight stays. From Spa getaways to mountain-side villas, there is something for everyone.
Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs
Rated by Conde Nast Traveler as one of the reader’s top spas, this tranquil escape offers a variety of services to their guests. The Fairmont Spa is for adults only (no guests under the age of 18).
With glacier mountains as a backdrop, guests may relax while having their choice of services from the ‘jet lag recovery’ to the ‘ritual of two’. There are even special treatments just for men and for the sports enthusiast.
When making your appointment, you will be paired with an experienced coordinator who will help you to choose the treatment that will best meet your needs. The message therapists and aestheticians will help you customize your experience once you arrive.
Plan to spend quite a bit of time at the Spa due to the thorough consultations – all treatments will take at least one hour. While waiting for your appointment, you can relax in one of the many mineral pools or choose to unwind in the Aromatherapy steam room customized especially to fit your needs.
Guest rooms at the Banff Springs offer scenic mountain and valley views ranging from 250sq in a Fairmount room ft to 1500sq ft a the luxurious presidential suite.
Skiing, Relaxing and Exploring
Horseshoe Resort – Horseshoe Valley Ontario
Located just one hour north of Toronto, Horseshoe Resort offers everything from a world-class spa to dog sledding. This beautiful resort is situated on 1600 acres of land, which you can use to hike, snowshoe, snowmobile and much more.
For those who are looking for relaxation, take advantage of horseshoe’s full service salon and spa, indoor pool, hot tub and sauna, Crazy Horse Saloon, games room, live entertainment and gift shop.
Looking to spark your taste buds? Dine at Silks fine dining, Crazy Horse Saloon, Fireside Cafe or, if you don’t feel like going out, lounge in the comfort of your own room and order room service.