Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay
Credit: Resorts of Canadian Rockies/Fernie Alpine Resort

Winter isn't over yet! Are you looking for some cold-weather fun to fill the final days of winter? Here are some awesome events, right across Canada:

March 1 to 31

Snowking Winter Festival

This month-long party takes place in a snow castle built on the ice in Yellowknife. The community event features everything from concerts to hockey tournaments, art shows to fireworks and the main event, crowning of the Snowking. (snowking.ca)

March 8

Blitz Snowshoe Fun Run

Snowshoers will elbow the tourists out of the way at the Chateau Lake Louise as they race – five and 10 kilometre courses — across the lake and up to Mirror Lake, all under the spectre of Mount Victoria. (snowshoe.blitzevents.ca)

March 15

Bowron Lake Reservations Open

Is this the year to check off the Bowron Lakes Canoe Circuit from your Bucket List? Reservations open today for one of the best canoe routes in the country. (env.gov.bc.ca/bcparks)

March 16 to 30

Pacific Rim Whale Festival

The end-of-the-road towns of Tofino and Ucluelet lay out the welcome mat for the grey whales returning to the west coast of Canada with a long list of events. Chow down at a seafood chowder contest, dance at various concerts and, of course, get out on the local trails, beaches and water to spot the guests of honour. (pacificrimwhalefestival.com

March 22 to 27

Bow-to-Yoho Ski Week

When legendary mountain guide Conrad Kain pioneered the Wapta Traverse, he travelled from Bow Lake in Banff National Park to the Little Yoho Valley in Yoho National Park. Follow his footsteps across the Wapta Icefield, “the quintessential Canadian Rockies skiing experience,” on this Yamnuska Mountain Adventures guided trip. (yamnuska.com)

End of March

Book Your Campsite

If you haven't already, it's go-time for reserving popular provincial park campgrounds across the country — especially in Ontario.

April 11 to 20

World World Ski & Snowboard Festival

Who's-who in the snowsports world descends on Whistler for one last mega-party. The 10-day festival includes plenty of spectator-friendly competition on the snow and concerts and other events apres events. (wssf.com)

April 12

Raging Elk Powder, Pedal, Paddle Relay

Fernie Alpine Resort winds down the ski season with a multisport race beginning and ending at the ski hill. After a blitzing downhill ski run, mountain bike into town, paddle the Elk River then jog back up to the ski hill. Fastest and funniest racers win. (skifernie.com)

April 27

Snow to Surf Adventure Relay Race

Canada's oldest multi-sport relay descends from the ski slopes of Mount Washington Alpine Resort to the ocean in Comox, Vancouver Island, over eight legs: downhill and cross country skiing, snowshoeing, running, mountain biking, kayaking, road biking and canoeing. (snowtosurf.com)

May 4

Salomon Giant's Rib Raid

In a sure sign that it's spring, the first adventure race of the year takes on the technical and confusing terrain of the Niagara Escarpment, near Milton, Ontario. (dontgetlost.ca)

 

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