Dec 13

5 Gorgeous Destinations for Winter Adventures

Winter AdventuresThere’s no reason to postpone your next vacation until the weather warms up again – some of the most remarkable experiences on the planet involve packing a couple extra layers. “There are plenty of destinations that are even better in the winter months,” says Pierre-Jean Mayol at Aeroplan, one of Canada’s leading loyalty programs.

Here are some can’t-go-wrong suggestions to get you started:

1. Lamar Valley, Yellowstone National Park –In the winter, Lamar Valley’s nearly treeless expanse becomes prime location for viewing its elusive wolf packs.

2. Gullfoss, Iceland – The spectacular Gullfoss Waterfalls’ majesty is heightened in winter when the roaring falls are surrounded by substantial ice and snow.

3. Le Massif de Charlevoix, Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Quebec –Combine the highest skiable drop east of the Rockies with the gusto of Daniel Gauthier, co-founder of Cirque du Soleil for a mountain-train-hotel experience unlike anything in the world. (Pro tip: Fly to Quebec with Air Canada between October 1, 2014 and April 30, 2015 and get 50% Bonus Aeroplan Miles on top of the regular base miles!)

4. Lake Baikal, Siberia, Russia – This explorer’s gem, the world’s oldest freshwater lake at 25 million years, transforms into a pristine 12,200-square-mile ice rink during the midwinter months. For the complete deep freeze experience, snack on Siberian pine nuts and warm up with a creamy whitefish soup at a local café.

5. Tromso, Norway – In Tromso, the northern lights illuminate magical fjords and snowy mountains. They also provide an unrivaled backdrop for the city’s all-night parties and spirited street scene.

Are you desperate to witness awe-inspiring wildlife in its natural habitat? Relax with a glass of wine after a day of amazing skiing? Mayol reminds us that the trip of a lifetime is much closer than you think. “Our members can redeem miles for Air Canada and the Star Alliance network which offer travel to more than 1,300 destinations worldwide.”

Pick a place, pack your bags and get ready for something truly amazing.

To find out how to redeem and earn miles, visit www.aeroplan.com today.

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You can also visit our U. S. National Park section for more on Yellowstone National Park.

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