Think of this 202 kilometre waterway as the very reason why Canada is not part of the United States.
Canadians would never let a little snow and ice get in the way of a good time. A range of vibrant, warm-hearted and festive winter celebrations take place across the provinces and territories. Here are ten of the best.
Robin Esrock chats to Graham Dickson, founder of Arctic Kingdom Polar Expeditions
, which offers a range of bucket list backcountry Arctic adventures, wildlife safaris, and diving excursions. Why should we travel north, and wait, isn't it freezing?
The Athabasca Glacier is a popular attraction along the Icefields parkway.
You could trundle alongside it on a big-wheeled bus, but the more adventurous have a bucket list option: why not hike across it? Nicole Kobie puts on the crampons for this report.