Travel from coast to coast, and embrace the cool, crisp winter air with this guide to Canada's must-visit winter resorts.
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alta.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site in Banff National Park, the beautiful Chateau offers one of Canada's most photographed natural environments, in addition to opulent lodging and dining.
First opened in 1911, the Chateau was designed as a means of drawing summer tourists to this scenic landscape. Nowadays, the Chateau caters to winter tourists with a variety of activities, including a breathtaking hike to the Johnston Canyon icefalls. There, you'll strap on ice-cleats and trek into the wilderness to view massive, one-of-a-kind ice pillars formed around frozen waterfalls.
Perhaps the single most impressive aspect of The Fairmont Chateau (aside from its sheer scale and beauty), is its close proximity to stunning Lake Louise, complete with custom-made ice castles and a breathtaking expanse of ice skating opportunity.
More from Reader's Digest
- Top 10 sexiest places on the planet
- 10 places in Canada every Canadian needs to visit in 2013
- Canada's eight greatest burger restaurants
- 13 strange U.S. laws Canadians should know
- 15 hilarious signs from around the world
© 1996-2012, The Reader's Digest Association (Canada) ULC All rights reserved.
In a sprint for survival, a gentoo penguin tries to outrun a hungry southern sea lion.
Date 13-06-17, Duration 2:21, Views 2588
Video by: National Geographic
Date 13-06-14 2:31
Tooltip Information:Photographing the World’s Biggest SharkVideo by:Description: Underwater filmmaker and photographer Tom Campbell has time to snap just one photo of a whale shark, the world’s largest fish.Rating: 3.5Views: 5630
Date 13-06-14 2:00
Tooltip Information:Owl Dad Hunts to Feed ChicksVideo by:Description: A snowy owl father hunts around the clock for lemmings to feed to his hungry chicks. Mortality for owlets is high in the arctic; a stockpile of lemmings can help them survive during bad weather, when hunting is difficult.Rating: 4Views: 3187
Date 13-06-13 1:59
Tooltip Information:Welcome to the Hippo SpaVideo by:Description: At this full-service “hippo spa,” a swarm of hungry cleaner fish cleanses a hippo of dead skin, parasites, and even dung.Rating: 4Views: 1807