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Environment Canada’s cold warning has an impact on outdoor recreation
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Environment Canada’s cold warning has an impact on outdoor recreation


The cold temperatures are limiting the outdoor activities Calgarians can enjoy during the holidays.

On Sunday, Calgary Zoo announced that its ZOOLIGHTS event scheduled for Dec. 26-27 was cancelled due to an extreme cold warning from Environment Canada.

Current conditions in CalgaryEnvironment Canada states that while the temperature is -28 C, a wind chill can make it feel more like -37 C.

Monday’s temperatures will be even colder with -29 C expected for a high and a wind chill that makes it feel closer to-41 C.

Officials at Calgary Zoo say that ZOOLIGHTS tickets purchased by Calgary Zoo visitors will be available on January 8, when temperatures will rise to the seasonal level.

Officials confirm that the zoo remains open for daytime visitors.

For any questions regarding your ZOOLIGHTS booking, please contact guest relations at (403-232-9300).

WinSport had made the decision to close the Canada Olympic Park’s ski and snowboard areas by Sunday afternoon. Officials stated that both areas would be closed Monday due to “predicted frigid temperatures.”

WinSport stated in a statement that “Based on the current weather forecast, we anticipate opening the hill to guests Tuesday.” “The Servus Tube Park will remain closed through Wednesday, with a tentative reopening date of Thursday (weather dependent).

Visitors are encouraged to look Website of WinSportFor more information, please visit


Due to the extreme cold, anyone who lives in the mountains will need to stay inside for the time being.

Nakiska Ski Area issued Twitter Statement on SundayThe resort’s ski hills have been closed as a result.

Sunshine Village also displayed a similar determination to weather conditions.



Environment Canada has stated that the extremely cold weather in Southern Alberta will break later this week. However relief could not be expected until next weekend for northern regions.

The agency stated that extreme cold warnings are issued when extremely cold temperatures or wind chill pose a high risk to health, such as hypothermia and frostbite.

“Please continue to monitor the Environment Canada alerts, forecasts, and other information.”


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