What is the Canadian Winter Wonderland package?
Have you dreamt about experiencing Canada in the winter, surrounded by giant evergreens covered in snow, while staying in cozy chalets nestled in a forest in the vast northern wilderness of the Great White North? Where you and your family can spend quality time together while enjoying a multitude of exhilarating winter activities such as snowshoeing, fly-fishing, bonfires, sledding, Icelandic Horse rides, heli-sightseeing, heli-snowshoeing and the most amazing of all winter experiences: heli-skiing under the watchful eye of friendly and experienced mountain guides.
- Min. ability Strong Intermediate
- Group size 4-5 people
- Groups per heli 2 or 3
- Season Early Winter
Mum, Dad - That was the best trip of my life!
As parents we want nothing more than for our children to grow up happy. Going on family holidays where everyone gets to enjoy a bunch of fun activities will guarantee to leave lasting memories. Our goal with the Canadian Winter Wonderland package is for your family members to claim "that was the best day of my life!!"....every day of their stay!
The highlight of this trip is probably the 1 or 2 days of heli-skiing! Most of our guides have children themselves, so you can feel confident in their ability to select appropriate terrain while making sure your kids are having fun! If they start getting tired and want to come back to the cozy lodge and have some hot chocolate, lunch or just play games, no problem!
The Winter Wonderland experience will be the "best trip!" of their lives!
The following is a sample 7 Night Itinerary. We also offer a 5 Night stay. The activities are totally customizable. You tell us your preferences and we'll make it happen!
Daily activities can take place on any day subject to guest wishes and weather (the decision on when to heli-ski will be up to the guiding team)
Day 1) Depart from the South Terminal at Vancouver international Airport (5 minute taxi ride from the Main Terminal) around mid-morning for the 70 minute flight to Bella Coola. Our staff will greet you at Bella Coola Airport. There is the potential to go heli-skiing that afternoon. Alternatively it’s a beautiful 45 minute drive through the lush Bella Coola Valley to Tweedsmuir Park Lodge, your cozy home-away-from-home. On arrival, one of our lodge staff will give you a tour of the lodge and its facilities. In the afternoon, the guides will run through the heli-skiing safety briefing.
Day 2) Downhill or cross-country skiing – at Tweedsmuir Ski Club with bonfire and ‘Smores. The "ski hill" has a single rope tow for downhill skiing and over 30km of cross-country trails
Day 3) Heli-skiing the epic terrain of the Coast Range
Day 4) Heli-skiing the epic terrain of the Coast Range
Day 5) Snowshoeing in the morning, then fly-fishing in the afternoon. Never been before? No worries! Our guides will teach you
Day 6) Cross-country skiing. Afternoon (or morning) at leisure
Day 7) Full Day Valley Tour - Explore the lower Bella Coola Valley (visit the harbour, First Nations sites, giant Cedar Forests, waterfalls etc)
Day 8) Transfer to the Bella Coola Airport for the flight back to Vancouver, where you will arrive around 2pm. If you live in North America, you could be home that night…or if you are from Europe, you can catch a flight that evening!
Other activities: Icelandic Horse rides, snowball fights, movie nights, mini-Olympics, billiards, table hockey, foosball, archery range and more!