Although it's just the beginning of winter, it has already been in full-swing in Canada for a few weeks now, where the winter begins earlier than most. While the America’s major winter destinations are known for their skiing and snowboarding, there are many more in Canada. We’ve come up with five unique winter sports you’ll find in Canada.


Known for thick forests and large lakes, there’s no better way to explore Canada than by snowmobile. Snowmobiling is one of the winter sports you can enjoy in every province in Canada. There are numerous trails in each province and travelers can rent snowmobiles for anywhere from a couple hours to a couple days.

Dog Sledding

There are few countries that rival Canada for its dog sledding. Again, dog sledding is one of the few winter activities you can do in any of Canada’s provinces and territories. While it takes some experience to do it, it’s recommended to take a dog sledding safari. These tours put you in the hands of an experienced guide. Dog sledding tours can be as short as a couple hours to as long as a few days.

Ice Fishing

Ice fishing is one of the winter sports that takes little experience. Carve a hole, drop a line, and you’re squared away. The most important thing with ice fishing is safety. It’s recommended to go with a guide or simply follow the locals to the local lake.

Ice Climbing

If you’ve ever been rock climbing, then you know how challenging it can be; however, ice climbing is a completely different sport. Climbing on cold, wet ice presents challenges of itself. Alberta is one of the best areas to find canyons and mountains to go ice climbing.


No matter where you are in Canada, you’re likely to find plenty of snowshoe trails. Snowshoeing requires little skill and is one of the cheapest winter activities in Canada.

What is your favorite winter sport? Leave a comment below!

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