Spring Packages Have Sprung for Travelers Interested in Alberta, Canada

There's no better place to escape this spring than to Alberta, Canada where travelers can pick from a plethora of activities sure to please both those hanging onto the cold days of winter, as well as those looking for warmer weather fun. Below please find some spring packages perfect for the spring skier, culinary enthusiast, spa-goer and outdoorsman:

In April, tulips might be blooming in Edmonton and Calgary, but in Alberta's Southwest region where the majestic Rocky Mountains stand, it's not unusual to ski until early May. Whether you're a pro or just mastering your "pizza" technique, Alberta's Rockies offer an amazing line-up of resorts, many of which are under 2 hours from a major city. If you're looking for a good deal try The Sunshine Inn's First Timer’s Package where you can learn to ski or snowboard in Banff’s only ski in/ski out hotel. The package starts from $392 per person and includes a one-night stay, two one-day lift tickets at Sunshine Village and one day enrollment in the Discovery Program (full day lesson, lunch, equipment rental). This is valid until Mar. 29, 2008 (midweek). And no worries, experienced skiers will love Sunshine Village's wide-open, above the tree-line trails!

What better way to celebrate the new life of the season than with a rejuvenating dip in a natural hot spring? Starting at $97 per person, the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers a Spring Escape package available in March that includes, two passes to soak in the Banff Upper Hot Springs where locals have been frequenting the soothing 105*F waters for over 100 years. A voucher for 2 après-ski beverages is also included. (promotional code “ESCY08”)

Albertan cuisine, rich with game meats and fresh local produce, can be enjoyed at Flavor Culinary Weekend at the Delta Lodge Kananaskis April 18 & 19. This is the perfect place for a traveler to explore their culinary capacity, sample the fresh offerings of the season and watch as life peeks through the winter's white setting. The package includes two nights accommodation, a food & wine tasting reception (Friday night), a cooking demonstration & food tasting (Saturday), a 5 course gala wine makers dinner Saturday night and Sunday brunch, as well as self underground parking for one vehicle. (Special Promotion Code: IWW) Package for a suite with 2-room suites starts at $441 per day.

Escape to the ultimate haven at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, located in Canada's largest National Park – Jasper National Park. Active days in Mother Nature's playground enjoying the beauty of the spring season will only intensify your need for a restful sleep and a nutritious breakfast. The Jasper Park Lodge's Bed and Breakfast Package will provide a scrumptious breakfast, either buffet or a la carte, included in the price of your stay. This package includes one night accommodation and starts at $261 per person.

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