Winter Travel Destinations

10 Best Canadian Winter Travel Destinations for Non-Skiers

It may sometimes seem that everyone loves to ski and wishes they were hurtling down the slopes at Mont. Tremblant. However this isn’t always the case. Some people want to experience the ski culture without actually skiing. They want to get involved in the après-ski, but without the ski beforehand. The ten destinations that have been picked give visitors something beyond simply skiing, be it nightlife, winter sports or incredibly scenic views.


Being labelled the ‘ski capital of Canada’, Whistler and Blackcomb may not seem appealing to those not looking to ski at first. However, Whistler and Blackcomb play host to some of the best facilities for non-skiers. After holding the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, the resort has been developed with modern amenities, such as the Peak2Peak gondola. The incredible views coupled with the rowdy town make this a great destination for non-skiers. Book your Whistler Blackcomb hotel now.

Banff/Lake Louise

Set within a UNESCO National Park means one thing: incredible scenery. Those in search of natural beauty from their winter destination will find it in abundance here.

Mont. Tremblant

Whilst the mountain is explored upon a pair of skis, the pedestrian-friendly village of Mont. Tremblant can be explored on foot. With Scandinavian baths and spa treatments on offer for the day, and one of the most vibrant après-ski scenes for the evenings, the non-skier will be more than catered for here.

Winnipeg, Monitoba

The former Guinness World Record holding ice rink provides all manner of sports for those looking for ice rather than powder.

Blue Mountain

The village at Blue Mountain is the main draw here, similar to Mont. Tremblant. Primarily catering for families, events are put on almost daily that provide entertainment to those not looking for it on the slopes.

Fernie Alpine Resort

There is one reason why Fernie makes the list: the nightlife. The après-ski here is among the best, and it is not a requirement that you have been skiing in the day to enjoy it, visit info at

Le Massif

Rodelling is similar to sledding, and is a must try at Le Massif. If you are looking for excitement but don’t want it find it upon a set of skis, this may be the place for you.

Revelstoke Mountain

If you are searching for a Canadian experience, then Revelstoke’s railway town could be the answer. You can have a true Canadian ski experience, just without the ski, as you spend your days exploring the city.

Sun Peaks

Mountain tours are on the menu at Sun Peaks resort, with 126 trails to explore across the mountain. Tubing is another option here for those not wanting to ski.

Kicking Horse

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The excitement of Kicking Horse Resort doesn’t lie solely on the slopes, with the Northern Lights Wildlife Wolf Centre located nearby. A pack of grey wolves live here and the centre provides information and tours.

Whether you are looking to admire nature’s handiwork at Banff or spend your days exploring the pedestrian village of Mont. Tremblant, this list has shown that you definitely don’t have to ski to go on a skiing holiday.

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