Wild Winter Events: 2015/16

Hand-picked winter favourites from the Highline team.

FX de Ruydts.

From “Perspectives on Mountain Culture” exhibition. Photo: FX de Ruydts.

“Perspectives in Mountain Culture”- an exhibition of the best of Highline Magazine since 2008

To Dec. 14: Canmore’s new artsPlace and the team at Highline have joined forces to present a stunning collection of large-scale photographs specially chosen from Highline’s varied publishing history. Check out these beauts on display. bit.ly/PerspectivesExhibition

Christmas Farmers’ Market – Golden

Dec. 19: This Christmas Farmers’ Market sleighs. With artisan breads, homemade pies and pastries, and homemade jams and jellies — they’ve got quite the spread. Artisan wares include pottery, soaps, jewellery, photography, woodwork, leather work, knitting and sewing, and more. Can you say last-minute gift jackpot? bit.ly/ChristmasMarketinGolden

It’s Hip to be Square (Again) – Canmore

Jan. 9, 2016: Square dancing is coming back to Canmore again. Live band and caller followed by DJ Ginger Wolf. Cash bar. Yeehaw! It sold out last year, so don’t miss out! Be there to be square! Git yer tickets: http://bit.ly/HipToBeSquare2

Jasper Brewing Co Tour includes a 6 X 6oz sampler, brewery tour with Brewmaster, souvenir pint glass, Jasper Brewing Co. tee shirt and your choice of burger or sandwich.

Jasper Brewing Co Tour includes a 6 X 6oz sampler, brewery tour with Brewmaster, souvenir pint glass, Jasper Brewing Co. tee shirt and your choice of burger or sandwich.

Jasper in January — Jasper

Jan. 14-31, 2016: Make Jasper your base for all sorts of winter adventures, from family-friendly outdoor activities to food and drink-focused events (including a Brewery tour at the Jasper Brewing Co). Jasper in January encourages the curious and free-spirited to embrace all this rewarding season has to offer. Keep an eye out for the schedule of events! http://bit.ly/JasperInJanuary

Reel Canadian Film Festival — Fernie

January 16-18, 2016: A celebration of the best of Canada’s film-making from across the country featuring drama, documentary and French-language work from some of Canada’s top directors, actors and industry professionals. Check show times and dates at http://bit.ly/ReelCanadianFilms

Photo from BanffandBeyond.com. Check 'em out.

Photo from BanffandBeyond.com. Check ’em out.

Ice Magic Festival — Lake Louise

Jan. 15-24, 2016: The ice is cold, but the competition is hot! Watch as ice artists create their depictions of Earth, Wind, Ice and Fire carving out this year’s theme, “Elements of Life.” Who will take home gold? http://bit.ly/IceMagicFestival2016

2016 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon — Canmore

Feb. 1-7, 2016: Warm up those cowbells! Competitions will be held at the Canmore Nordic Centre where the organizers of the 2016 BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon look forward to adding this year’s events to the Canmore Nordic Centre’s legacy of successful sport competitions.  Cheap http://bit.ly/WorldCupBiathlon

Classic Lifts of Love bromance.

Classic Lifts of Love bromance.

Lifts of Love — Banff

Feb. 14, 2016: Single? Like to ski or ride? Meet somebody new on every chair for Valentine’s Day! A fresh take on speed dating, spend the evening at Mount Norquay on a high speed quad to the heart.  http://bit.ly/LiftsofLove

Golden Sound Festival Winter Block Party — Golden

Feb. 20, 2016: Ain’t no party like a block party. Enjoy all night music at the Golden Sound Festival – Winter Block Party. More information and the artist line up to follow, so stay tuned kids! http://bit.ly/WinterBlockParty

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Photo from SkiTourCanada.com

Ski Tour Canada 2016 FIS World Cup — Canmore

March 8-12, 2016: Canmore will host the final four races of Ski Tour Canada 2016 at the historic and world-renowned Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park. These races will attract more than 10,000 spectators and a worldwide television audience of approximately 60 million viewers. Get ready for your closeup, Canmore! http://bit.ly/SkiTourCanada2016

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