Ski and snowboarding families, prepare for Jasper in January with incredible winter entertainment and activities for active families. Strap in and suit up for the annual celebration of winter fun, food and music Jan. 11–28, 2018, in Jasper, Canada.
Check out annual events and new additions ranging from a chili cook-off and Wine in Winter tasting to live music, dogsledding, sleigh rides, street parties, fireworks and the beloved food-a-palooza. Check out the growing event list and scout your tickets early.
Get planning and fit in all the skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, ice climbing and glacier ice walks you can between Jasper in January events and attractions.
Join around 1 million visitors for the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights displayed along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. The grand opening begins Nov. 18, extending through Jan. 31, 2018, where guests enjoy holiday lights, tours and music during the Fallsview Sound and Light Show.
Step into a winter wonderland with family-friendly fun and activities at the 40th annual Winterlude celebration on Ottawa-Gatineau, Canada. The Canadian capitol city celebrates all things snow and ice Feb. 2–19, 2018, with ice carving competitions, snow sculptures, winter wonderland playground and themed events.
Check out the Crystal Garden in Confederation Park for photo-ops with award-winning ice sculptures and bring the kids to fan favorite Snowflake Kingdom. Located in Jacques Cartier Park, this kid-centric destination boasts epic snow slides, dogsledding, zip-line rides and a maze. The little ones will love Winterlude’s mascots, the Ice Hog family, while the older kids take to the huge winter playground.
Strap on your skates and hit the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s largest skating rink. Located in the center of Ottawa’s downtown area, the rink stretches nearly five miles long, providing a scenic and fun activity, bordering on an epic workout.
The rink also provides entertainment from the annual Winterlude Triathlon, bed race and newly introduced Ice Dragon Boat Race.
Expect fun entertainment for all ages including hearty cuisine and warm drinks lining the festival grounds. Embrace the colder temperatures, falling snow and icy architecture of the season and skate and slide your way into the New Year.
Not quite ready to say goodbye to summer? If the weather is forcing you to head indoors, you can still take advantage of a few opportunities to splash around in the waves, without even being that far from the beach — thanks to the world’s largest indoor beachfront waterpark, which opened this summer in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
United Airlines is in the midst of a major initiative to modernize its fleet over the next several years. After first announcing the plan in 2021, planes fitted with United’s signature interior are finally beginning to appear across the airline’s narrowbody fleet of Boeing and Airbus planes. United flyers are sure to notice these enhancements from the moment they step on board: Each new or updated plane sports remodeled seats, seatback entertainment screens for everyone, Bluetooth connectivity and more, all adding up to a better experience on every journey.
Halloween is right around the corner, which means its time to start making plans for spooky and scary stops for having fun with the family this fall. New York’s Cayuga County is always a fun visit for family travelers, but if you plan on being in the area this October, you will definitely want to explore its haunted history with some choice spots along New York’s Haunted History Trail. This curated list of haunted and spooky stops throughout New York features incredible locations showcasing the perfect combination of the state’s beautiful charm and fascinating history.
As the only major U.S. airline to own a flight school, United Airlines already hit a major milestone, and now the carrier celebrates another important — and historic — step as the inaugural class of United Aviate Academy pilots graduates, leading the next generation of aviators. The 51 students in the graduating class were majority, at 80 percent, women and people of color — another stride toward United’s goal of training 5,000 new pilots by 2030 with half women or POC.
The next two seasons see Franklin, Tennessee, come alive with festive events, fun pop-ups and colorful lights. Family travelers planning a trip to Tennessee this fall or winter must make time for Franklin, a city just south of Nashville with plenty of history and festivities awaiting.