Elk Ridge Resort, Prince Albert National Park

Overview: One hour north of Prince Albert, this all-season wonderland in the heart of the boreal forest is chic and sumptuous, with luxury-leaning rustic appeal.

Essence: Stay in the lodge itself or in one of the two- and three-bedroom cottages, townhouses and cabins offering modern cottage comfort. The fresh air and outdoor activity whet your appetite, so enjoy prime cuts of elk at Fredrich or fresh walleye at the more casual the Wyld.

Curricula: When you’re not in the pool, in a hot tub or in front of a fireplace, you can wander the trails outside; go skating, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, snowmobiling or curling; or enjoy curling’s cool cousin, crokicurl, a new winter tradition. Carve out at least an hour for a little something at the new Drift Spa.