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2020 Holiday Gift Guide: Alberta Edition

Alberta Gift Guide
Photo Credit: Tourism Alberta/Victoria Wakefield

Looking for unique holiday gift ideas? We know everyone can use a little extra holiday fun this year, so we have rounded up a few of our favourite Alberta winter Adventures – find something for everyone on your list in this gift guide! 

Plus, when you gift a Yervana Adventure, you’ll be directly supporting a Local in the community, giving a sustainable gift that won’t turn into clutter around the house, and most importantly, be spending quality time with your loved one!

Read on for your 2020 gift-giving inspiration.

5 Unforgettable Adventures in Alberta

Snowshoe Kananaskis gift guide

1. Snowshoe through Kananaskis and Banff

Spend some quality time with your family outdoors in the winter wonderland of Kananaskis and Banff with Yervana Local, Nathalie. She offers a Full Moon evening tour or a day-time tour, both include a hearty cheese Fondue! What is more perfect than an outdoor Fondue dinner followed by a picturesque hike to digest? Not much!

Do you have an aspiring photographer on your list? Learn the basics of photography and snowshoe through the breathtaking scenery of Kananaskis with Yervana Local, Christina.

Nordic Ski Lake Louise gift guide

2. Ski the backcountry in Canmore or Lake Louise

Do you have someone on your list who has always dreamed of exploring the backcountry on ski’s? Let a Yervana Local show you some of the best winter cross-country ski trails the Rockies has to offer! Adventures available in Canmore and Lake Louise.


Ice Fishing in Edmonton

3. Go Ice Fishing in Edmonton

Looking to sit back and relax with your loved ones while experiencing something new and fun? Give Ice fishing a try! You’ll get to take it easy amongst the beautiful winter landscape, stay warm in a heated tent, enjoy a hot bevy, or two all while catching fish with your loved ones. Check out Yervana Local, Ray’s ice fishing Adventure.

Fat biking in Canmore gift guide

4. Fat Bike through the Rockies in Canmore

Surprise! Mountain biking is not exclusive for the summer months. This Adventure is perfect for the avid biker in your life. Fat biking in Canmore is a fun way to experience the snow on two wheels.

Ice Climbing gift guide

5. Experience Ice Climbing in Banff

Have some fun seeing ice formations from a whole new height. Ice climbing might sound intimidating but our Locals can safely accommodate any level of experience. Learn beginner techniques or brand new routes, get active, and have fun with Yervana Local, Jeff. 

As with all Yervana ice climbing guides, Jeff is a Certified IFMGA/ACMG guide with a wealth of knowledge so rest assured that you’re in safe hands while climbing.

The best gifts are just a click away

No matter which experience you choose to book with Yervana, you can find the perfect adventure for everyone on your list. After all, who said kids are the only ones who should have fun?

Giving the gift of experiences not only creates memories of a lifetime but it also makes for a sustainable gift choice, making it the best gift you can give this year!

Not sure which Adventure is the best fit? Give the gift of choice with one of our gift certificates.


Related reading: Check out the BC edition of our 2020 gift guide to find the best adventures and experiences to gift loved ones based on the West Coast.

We hope our gift guide has inspired you to gift an Adventure this year! Tag us on all your Adventures on  Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, we love being inspired by our community. 

Happy Holidays and see you on the trails, 



Avalanche Skills Training Level 1

Feel confident to safely venture into the backcountry after completing this Avalanche skills course.


Ice Climbing Skills Review (2-day)

This is a great ice climbing Adventure for the first time outside ice climber or as an early season refresher to start the season safely.

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