Your guide to great Canada ski holidays

Want to gather the whole crew for a family-friendly ski holiday? Looking to snuggle up with that special someone for some serious apres-ski cosiness? Whatever you're looking for, these great options for ski holidays in Canada are sure to hit the spot.

Cheap winter getaways in Canada

Looking to get the most out of your Canadian ski escape without putting a dent in your wallet? Don't sweat – with its sprawling terrain and ample space for downhill and cross-country skiing, Canada boasts an abundance of budget-friendly options for all sorts of winter getaways.

Winning, wallet-friendly winters in Whistler

One of Canada's top ski destinations, Whistler also boasts some of its best bargains. Check out last-minute deals here to score great rates on lift tickets and holiday lettings, then hop on a plane and hit the slopes. One of the biggest ski resorts in North America, Whistler Blackcomb lies about 90 minutes' drive north from Vancouver in British Columbia. Here, you'll find 200 ski runs – including 20 Double Black Diamond options for seasoned pros – and elevations of nearly 8,000 feet.

Low-cost ski getaways in Mont-Tremblant

Another excellent option – and significantly closer to the UK – is Mont-Tremblant. Within the Laurentian Mountains in the francophone province of Quebec, this charming mountain town is home to a quaint pedestrian mall downtown, and loads of winter sports in Mont-Tremblant National Park. Mont Tremblant Ski Resort features nearly 100 runs geared toward a variety of skill levels, plus an average snowfall of 156 inches per year. Holiday lettings in town range from chalet-style villas to airy modern, homes, with plenty of bargain-priced deals to fit every budget.

Family-friendly fun on the slopes

No matter how many are in your gang, you can find great ski destinations for travellers of all ages – and all skill levels. Take inspiration from these fantastic winter sport destinations for families when you're planning your next trip to Canada's slopes.

All-ages slopes in Kelowna, British Columbia

Along Okanagan Lake in British Columbia, Kelowna is a laid-back city with a lively arts scene, and a wealth of nearby vineyards and wineries that offer tours and tastings during the summer months. It's also home to the popular Big White Ski Resort, which offers slopes for beginners, intermediates and experts. The resort lies about an hour from the town centre on Big White Mountain, so holiday rentals close to the lake are a great way to see both sides of this scenic area.

Fantastic Fernie – fun for young and old alike

Another great destination if you're travelling with kids, Fernie lies within the Lizard Range of the Canadian Rockies. Nearby, Fernie Alpine Resort offers 2,500 acres of skiable area, including 5 alpine bowls and 142 runs for novices and powder pros alike. In town, you can stroll the waterfront along the Elk River, and you'll find plenty of restaurants and cafes serving eats to satisfy the whole family. And if you need a break from the slopes, there's also a cinema and a local history museum.

Romantic retreats on the Canadian slopes

From the sweeping majesty of Banff National Park to the charming, European-themed surrounds in Kimberley, Canada boasts plenty of picture-perfect ski destinations that are just the thing for a romantic getaway. Book a holiday cottage in one of these stunning sites and get ready for an unbeatable retreat for 2.

Beautiful, breathtaking Banff

Considered by many to be among Canada's most stunning natural areas, Banff National Park is a popular destination that draws more than 15 million visitors each year. It's easy to see why – the park's home to a section of the Rocky Mountains, as well as woodland, rivers, lakes and more. Take a romantic waterfront stroll at Lake Louise or plan a cold-weather hike one of the park's scenic trails. There are 3 ski resorts in the area, and the town of Banff offers plenty of date-worthy bars for a cosy apre-ski.

Cool climes in quaint, quirky Kimberley

For a totally different take on the Canadian ski holiday, book a holiday rental in Kimberley. About 3 hours from Banff, and just over 4 hours from Calgary International Airport, Kimberley boasts a relatively crowd-free ski resort with 5 lifts and 80 different runs on 1,800 acres. It's the town itself, though, that's the biggest draw – Kimberley styled itself the "Bavarian City of the Rockies" in the 1970s, and you can still find timber-clad architecture, schnitzel houses and a massive cuckoo clock on the town's quaint streets.