From coast to coast, Canada has some pretty spectacular destinations where winter sports are #1. This week, however, we’re extra proud of our chilly recreational sites because Alberta was recognized for having two of the most searched ski destinations in the entire world – and who doesn’t love a localized achievement? 

In a new report published by, Banff was named 10th while Jasper was listed 13th overall – and we might be a tad biased, but we can’t say we’re surprised!

Of course, Alberta was not the only Canadian province to make the list!

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Whistler and Big White in British Columbia also made the 15 most internet popular, which can be seen below:

  1. Bansko, Bulgaria
  2. Aspen, USA
  3. Obertauern, Austria
  4. Zermatt, Switzerland
  5. Whistler, Canada
  6. Morzine, France
  7. Livigno, Italy
  8. Lake Tahoe, USA
  9. Selva, Italy
  10. Banff, Canada
  11. Vlašić,, Bosnia
  12. Big White, Canada
  13. Jasper, Canada
  14. Winterberg, Germany
  15. Suior, Romania

So how did they put this list together? Well, it actually sounds pretty straightforward!

Using Google search data for the term ‘ski resort’, the company was able to determine which locations were the most searched for in over 1,000 destinations – simple as that!


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In addition to the global report, they also broke down the ‘most searched’ by continent – interesting, right?

If you’d like to take a look at that as well, you can see all of their findings here – otherwise, take pride in our ranking, Alberta!

The province with two of the most searched ski destinations in the world ‘ is certainly not a bad title to have!