Organization: Canadian Government Travel Bureau
Product: Publication
Year: 1969


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Ski Canada

North to ski country… Canada… and the white gold of wintertime… a skier’s world.

Your choice of deep unmarked powder or well-groomed trails like white velvet carpets winding down through snowladen groves of evergreen trees.

A ski week in Canada means memories of a warm friendly atmosphere. Come see… come ski… in the mountains of the big northern land.

Major Areas

Over 50 major ski vacation areas in Canada, extending from the joie de vivre hills of Québec to the giant mountain ranges of British Columbia, are listed here in five regions, with the latest information available for the 1969-70 season.

Variety of terrain, ski conditions and the diversity of moods and atmosphere are as extensive as Canada itself, and this booklet is to help you choose the best place for a happy ski holiday.

Each of the areas have:

  • continuous operation for seven days a week throughout the normal season associated with the area
  • easy access from a major highway, railway or international airport
  • a lift service to a minimum vertical drop of 500 feet, (several areas in Québec and Ontario, with a slightly lower vertical drop, have been included because of the exceptional accommodation and already established non-resident clientele)
  • overnight accommodation at-the-hill or within 10 miles of the lifts
  • adequate lift facilities, professional instruction, ski patrol, ski shop and rental equipment, base and day lodge services with dining areas or cafeteria
  • a holiday-oriented program of ski week activities and après-ski entertainment in a convivial atmosphere.

The winter visitor to Canada will find accommodation and skiing facilities in every Canadian province but not every site can be designated as a major ski vacation destination.

Areas such as Holiday Mountain at La Rivière, Manitoba, or White Track at Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, are indicative of the ski interest in midwestern Canada.

In Nova Scotia, Wentworth Valley near Truro has become a ski-week destination while Crabbe Mountain Winter Park at Millville, New Brunswick, is a test for the weekender. Marble Mountain at Cornerbrook, Newfoundland, boasts 500 vertical feet with accommodation nearby in town.

The Canadian Government Travel Bureau provides a free Travel Information Service to help you get the most out of a vacation in Canada. Inquiries may be directed to any of the following offices.


The physical version of this product is part of the federal identity archive.