7 Places to Visit in Canada in Winter

January 20, 2019
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Canada is the country that equally beautiful both in summer and winter. During the winter Canada looks like a wonderful picture from the Christmas postcards. But, it’s the large country and it’s so easy to get confused what are the best places to go.

Don’t worry! We took care of that. Here are a 7 Best places you should visit in Canada during the winter:

7. Niagara Icewine Festival, Ontario

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Niagara is beautiful in the winter

Niagara-on-the-Lake famous not only because of its wonderful scenery but also because of one of the best ice wines. Moreover, the annual Niagara Icewine Festival is held here. You can try a variety of different ice wines.

So, if you’re a wine-lover you should definitely visit the Niagara Icewine Festival. Additionally, you can visit frozen Niagara Falls which is equally wonderful as during the summer.

6. Grouse Mountain, British Columbia

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Funicular at the Grouse Mountain

It’s one of the must-visit places in Canada during the winter. The view from the mountain is just gorgeous. This place would be an ideal destination for the couples.

You can take a funicular to watch incredible scenery around. And, of course, this place is famous for its amazing skiing facilities.

So, if you’re in British Columbia in winter come and visit Grouse Mountain. You’ll never regret it.

5. Ice Fishing in Calgary, Alberta

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Calgary in the evening

If you want to experience real winter magic, you should go to Calgary! By the way, Calgary is considering to be the best winter destination in Canada.

Calgary offers a lot of activities which is hard to find anywhere else. For example, it’s ice fishing and cross-country skiing. If you don’t afraid of freezing cold, you have to go to Calgary and experience this!

If you’re in Ottawa come and check events in Calgary.

4. Quebec City Winter Carnival, Quebec

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Quebec City looks like a winter fairytale

This is one of the most beautiful cities in Canada. During your stay here you can experience European spirit here. Everything from the architecture to cozy coffee shops reminds you that it was a French city long years ago.

You should come to Quebec City with your partner to experience this romantic atmosphere. Quebec Winter Carnival is one of the biggest festivals for snow sculptures. Also, don’t forget to check the Ico Hotel entirely carved from the snow!

If you’re in Canada during the winter, don’t miss the opportunity to visit Quebec!

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3. Ottawa, Ontario

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Canadian Parliament in Ottawa

Apart from being known as the capital city, Ottawa is famous for its the biggest skating rink in the world. Ottawa is a real winter paradise. There are lots of things to do in Ottawa. First of all, you should visit the Rideau Canal for ice skating. As we mentioned before, it’s the biggest skating rink in the entire world, so don’t miss the opportunity to visit it. People are skating right in front of Canada’s Parliament Building and wonderful Chateau Hotel. It’s so much fun!

If you’re lucky enough to visit Ottawa at the beginning of February, don’t forget to attend the Winterlude – annual winter celebration. Here you can try traditional Canadian treats like “beavertails”, hot chocolate with a variety of snacks with maple syrup.

If you’re in Ottawa come and check events in Ottawa.

2. Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Halifax at night

As we talk about candies and maple Syrup – Halifax, capital of Nova Scotia, is famous for its maple syrup. Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Sugar Moon Farm in Nova Scotia. Here you learn everything about maple syrup, how it’s made and even taste it! Sugar Moon Farm is situated only 1.5 hours away from Halifax.

Also, if you’re a fan of sleighing, you have to visit Hatfield Farm in Halifax or Citadel Hill for tobogganing.

It’s a lot of things to see in Halifax, so come there and fall in love with this city once and for all!

1. Skiing in Whistler, British Columbia

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Whistler – the capital of the skiing in Canada

Whistler is the best ski resorts in Canada to visit. It is situated in just 2 hours away from Vancouver to the north. There a lot of different sky hills for different ages, so don’t worry everyone can find something suitable.

Come here to enjoy beautiful mountains and wonderful nature. Also, you can find here any cuisine you want with more than 90 restaurants and cafes.

Come and visit winter fairytale and you won’t regret it!

If you want to explore more interesting events, take time to discover events near me during the weekend.

By Mykhailo Andriichuk

Mykhailo Andriichuk writes for Chillwall about interesting events and places all over the world.

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