Cabot Trail Adventures
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Snowshoeing in Northern Cape Breton Island, NS

Nova Scotia’s Polletts Cove-Aspy Fault Wilderness Area offers breathtaking vistas and a protected landscape of soaring headlands, forested canyons and beaches. Huge snow-dumps delivered courtesy of the icy Atlantic make for a memorable snowshoe or ski adventure in a remote wilderness landscape. 

The Skinny: Located in the wilderness protected areas north of Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Trips can be designed to suit all ability and fitness levels; guided or unguided.

More Info:  Rates vary;

Heli-Ski Safari near Bella Coola, BC

Combine two luxury heli-skiing trips into one and enjoy over 10,700-sq-km of incredible ski terrain. Start in Bella Coola and heli-ski the local slopes for a couple of days, then fly up to the remote Pantheon Range, which includes Mount Waddington (the highest mountain entirely within BC). Ski fiords and first descents. Hunker down during the evenings in historic lodges and even a working cattle ranch. 

The Skinny: Deep pockets required. Cost includes seven-nights accommodation, all meals, return flights from Vancouver to Anahim Lake, all safety equipment, airbag, certified guides, specialty powder skis, a private helicopter and more.

More Info: From $11,380;

Guided & Catered Backcountry Skiing at Burnie Chalet, BC

This weeklong guided-and-catered backcountry ski excursion, scheduled for February 20 to 25, based out of Burnie Chalet, might be the trip of a lifetime. Helicopter in to the chalet from Smithers, BC, and experience seven days of glorious guided powder skiing in the surrounding mountains. Return to the chalet at the end of each day for a sauna before indulging in a delicious gourmet dinner. 

The Skinny:  Cost includes meals, lodge accommodation, guiding and helicopter access to the lodge. Does not include travel to and from Smithers. Bring your own backcountry gear.  

More Info: $2,363;