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Winter Activities > Cross Country Ski

Canada’s bountiful winter blanket of snow is a Nordic skiing mecca, offering countless trails and endless wilderness for enthusiasts of all ages and experience. Whether you’re up for a gentle glide through an old-growth forest, a heart-stopping downhill blast or a tour into the pristine backcountry wilds, Canada’s got your cross-country fix! Considering a trip into Canada’s winter playground? Ensure you are thoroughly prepared before you head out – avalanches in avalanche terrain and quick-changing weather are just two of the challenges you might face.

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Weather Office

Weather Office

Weather forecast and alerts for Canada. Seasonal, marine, satellite view and extended forecast.

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Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada

Avalanche Canada is a non-government, not-for-profit organization dedicated to public avalanche safety. We issue daily avalanche forecasts throughout the winter for much of the mountainous regions of western Canada, providing this free information via our website and our app, Avalanche Canada Mobile.

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Alpine Club of Canada

Alpine Club of Canada

The Alpine Club of Canada has 24 local sections across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to Vancouver Island and the Yukon. We’ve been passionate about climbing, hiking and skiing in alpine environments for over 100 years. Everyone is welcome.

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National Trail

National Trail

The scenic 10,000 kilometre foot trail is growing to connect the Atlantic to the Pacific. Already, trails spanning much of British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec and New Brunswick are in use. Once established, the trail corridor will help to protect our heritage of natural landscapes and historic places, and provide passage, habitat, and refuge for wildlife.

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