Western Newfoundland, Canada’s most easterly province, is a real haven for lovers of the great outdoors and, at only five and a half hours flight from the UK, it makes for an easily accessible and cost-effective family holiday destination. The luxurious Humber Valley Resort, nestled into the Appalachian Mountains, is perfect for families and friends wishing to enjoy a snow-based activity holiday and specialist travel company, Select Resorts has some excellent winter wonderland packages from under £640 per person per week.
Boasting an abundant natural snowfall and the best skiing in eastern Canada, Humber Valley Resort has direct access to over 745 miles of groomed snowmobile trails that stretch from ocean to mountainside. A spectacular terrain is waiting to be explored by the adventurous with a huge array of winter sports for adults and children alike including alpine skiing, snowboarding, cat skiing, snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, ice-fishing, sledding and ice-skating to name just a few.
An on-snow programme for those aged three upwards means that children can quickly learn more about mobility on the snow and can take part in family exploits such as sleigh rides and snowshoe adventures in search of caribou, moose, silver fox, lynx, seal and artic hare.
After a hard day on the snow, the Aveda-concept spa on the edge of the forest and the shores of Deer Lake is the perfect retreat with a choice of massages, facials and body treatments as well as an outdoor hot tub to relax in.
Located on the northern bank of the Humber River and Deer Lake and only a 20-minute drive from the airport, Humber Valley provides a variety of self-catering accommodation and excellent on-site restaurant and leisure facilities within the peace and seclusion of a Canadian forest retreat. Spacious chalets to suit all group sizes offer a choice of two to six bedrooms with fully-equipped kitchen and forest, golf or lake views.
From December 2008 to April 2009, Select Resorts is offering seven nights at Humber Valley from £2,545 for a family of four. The price includes return flights from London Gatwick, accommodation in a two-bedroom forest-view chalet, resort transfers, taxes and surcharges. For bookings contact 01202 786490 / www.selectresorts.co.uk .