Big White is named so for a reason: it really is one of the snowiest resorts in the world. Mild temperatures, bright sun and the height of the resort create ideal skiing conditions here. In addition, Big White recently received an award for the most groomed slopes and as “the best family resort.” According to populationmonster, Big White is one of the largest cities in Canada.
This resort has the largest ski in – ski out system in Canada, thanks to which skiing starts directly from the hotel’s doorstep.
Big White trails
Big White is dominated by “blue” and “black” runs, but there are also many suitable sections for beginners. There are 13 lifts on the slopes, of which one is gondola, 7 chairlifts and 5 rope tows. There is something for snowboarders to do – a fun park, a half-pipe, and cross-country skiers – about 25 km of flat skiing.
One of the largest international ski schools operates here, the programs of which are designed for skiers of all levels. In addition to standard training programs, the school offers ski and snowboard “free ride” camps for children and teenagers.
Entertainment and attractions in Big White
Numerous shops, patisseries, liqueurs and cafes, 17 restaurants with Canadian, Chinese, Swiss, Greek and Italian cuisine, plus 8 bars. The resort also organizes snowmobile tours, dog sledding, snowshoeing, and a huge tubing park.
On the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in the province of Nova Scotia, the city of Lunenberg is located – one of the most popular summer tourist cities. It attracts the attention of travelers due to its architecture: the structure of the British settlement of the 18th century has been almost completely preserved in the city.
The city, named after the English king George II (he owned the German principality of Braunschweig-Lunenberg), survived several wars. It was heavily destroyed, rebuilt, but at the same time, Lunenberg was able to maintain its first buildings for many centuries.
This is a small, neat town with houses, a port with sailboats, shops and churches. One of the ships houses the Atlantic Fisheries Museum. The Anglican Church of St. John, built in the middle of the 18th century, attracts attention with its exquisite architecture. Nearby is the Zion Lutheran Cathedral – the oldest church of this religious denomination in Canada.
Lunenberg is considered to be the city of arts. There are many art galleries, exhibitions, performances, festivals are organized here. Cinematographers also come to Lunenberg. For example, the film “Dolores Claiborne” based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King was filmed in the city. So, walking along the local embankment, you can easily meet some Hollywood “star”.
Well, the title of the cultural capital is confirmed by the city opera, which was built at the very beginning of the 20th century. It was Canada’s first provincial opera house. Excellent acoustics allows not only to hold concerts here, but also to record music.
Canada is one of the rare countries where natural complexes have been preserved in their original state and are practically “close by” to modern cities.
For example, Banff, the oldest national park in the country, is one of the most popular tourist centers in Canada, which is also a resort based on hot mineral springs. ” Jasper ” is famous for its landscapes, unique nature and numerous glacial lakes. Black and brown bears, deer, martens, about two hundred species of birds live there.
For musicians to make money in the underpasses of the Toronto subway, desire alone is not enough. A special commission arranges an audition, and only a select few are issued a license, for which you still have to pay.
Also known: Mount Robson National Park, waterfalls on the Plis River, Wood Buffalo National Park – the habitat of bison. Waterton Lakes (Alberta), Glacier and Kluane National Parks are known for their grizzly populations, while Baffin Island’s Oywittik Preserve preserves unique tundra communities. In the Gulf of St. Lawrence you can see migrating herds of whales, and in the west, in the Pacific Rim National Park (Lake Vancouver), sea otters and eared seals live. Glaciers and waterfalls can be admired in the Kutney, Yoho, and other parks.
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Events in Canada
Canadians are big fans of holidays and festivals: in Quebec alone there are at least a thousand of them a year. Ottawa hosts the largest snow festival in North America, the Snow Ball, in February, the very colorful Tulip Festival in May, and the Franco Festival in late June.
- In Toronto: Caribana Celebration (late July-early August), Canadian National Exhibition (early September) and International Film Festival (September).
- Calgary delights with its annual Calgary Stampage and Exhibition rodeo (10 days starting from the second week of July).
- In Montreal: Festival of Lights (February-March), Montreal Summer Humor Festival.
- In Quebec: Quebec Nights International Jazz and Blues Festival (end of June), Quebec Carnival (beginning of February), as well as horse racing for the Quebec Prize (end of August).
- In Vancouver: Walrus Festival (January 1), Jazz Festival (June), Sea Festival (July), Formula Indy Summer Folk Music and Racing Festival (first Monday in September).
A separate topic is extreme sports competitions: the Newfoundland Memorial Regatta (beginning of July), the annual Telus Ski and Snowboard Festival in British Columbia (April), the Formula 1 Montreal Grand Prix (June).