Winter in the Northern Rockies and Fort Nelson is a wilderness wonderland. Overnight snowfalls are followed by blue-bird days and crystallized snow glistens under a golden light of winter sun. 

Even with cold temperatures from November through March, there is no reason to hibernate. You can discover wide open spaces, solitude, and serenity wherever you roam. Glide across a frozen landscape while cross-country skiing or spend an afternoon ice-fishing on a remote lake. Snowmobile and snowshoe through deep, fluffy snow. See the Northern Lights in a clear, dark sky and search for wildlife in a landscape of white. Adventures only become more abundant during winter in the Northern Rockies.

Top 10 Winter Activities

Soak in Liard River Hot Springs 
Winter road trip to soak in Canada’s largest natural hot springs.
Gather Around a Campfire for a True Canadian Experience
Spend a long, winter afternoon around a cozy outdoor bonfire.
Spot the Northern Lights
See the Northern Lights dance across the sky and go to the annual Festival of Lights.
Skate or Curl on Muncho Lake
Lace up the skates and glide around a frozen winter wonderland.
Hike Through Frozen Baba Canyon
Use cleats or snowshoes to wander up this frozen landscape just off the Alaska Highway.
View Wildlife on the Alaska Highway
See moose, caribou, elk, wood bison, Canadian lynx, wolf, and more.
Cross-Country Ski the Demonstration Forest
Glide through the trails in this lush boreal forest. A variety of loops and distances provide something for everyone.
Snowshoe Park Lake
Snowshoe around a black-spruce, tree-lined lake.
Ice Fish on Summit Lake
Toss a line into a frozen lake in Stone Mountain Provincial Park.
Get Cozy in Museums, Art Galleries, and Cafes
Cruise downtown Fort Nelson to shop and dine local.

Safe & Responsible Travel

When travelling in the Northern Rockies, it's always a good idea to plan and be prepared. Expect changing weather, long travel distances, and remote outdoor experiences. While exploring, remember to leave no trace and respect the wildlife who call this place home.