1. Where to Ski in Canada - Canada's Ski Regions
In addition to Canada's primary ski destinations, BC, Alberta, and Quebec, every province has at least a few ski resorts; however, the hills are smaller and less challenging. Check each province's website for ski listings in specific areas or GoSki Canada for a complete rundown of ski resorts across the country.
2. When to Ski in Canada - Canada's Ski Season
All in all, there are at least 55 BC ski resorts that offer downhill skiing.
BC is blessed with tons of snow, light, airy powder, high mountain ranges, and a moderate climate.
Each of the province's six tourist regions has ski resorts, the most famous being Whistler Blackcomb two hours outside of Vancouver. Ski enthusiasts who don't want to stray far from Vancouver can find downhill skiing 15 minutes from downtown at Grouse Mountain.
For those looking for even more adventure, BC reigns supreme as one of the world's best heli-skiing, cat-skiing, and backcountry ski destinations.
4. Skiing in Alberta
Like BC, Alberta is popular for heli-skiing and can offer skiers deep powder in an astonishing setting. Canadian Mountain Holidays is one of the area's most experienced heli-ski trip providers.
Alberta also features regional ski clubs and resorts outside of Banff and more accessible to cities like Edmonton, Medicine Hat and Red Deer that offer ski and snowboard packages at family-friendly prices. See a full listing of Alberta ski resorts.
5. Skiing in Quebec
Quebec does not have mountain ranges as towering or expansive as BC's and Alberta's, but is a popular ski destination.
Quebec's main ski regions are the Laurentians, Quebec City and its region, Eastern Townships and Charlevoix.
A big advantage to skiing in Quebec is that resorts are close to two unique and exciting cities: Montreal (see skiing in Montreal) and Quebec City. These cities are a big tourist draws and nicely round out a ski trip. Even from Toronto, with Porter Airlines out of the Toronto Island Airport, skiers can be on Mont-Tremblant, the province's most popular ski hill, before noon the same day.
Take note: Especially when compared to Whistler or Banff, Quebec gets darn chilly and icy. Bundle up and be prepared.