Skiing in the Rocky Mountains: What better way to truly experience a Canadian winter than to get out into the Rocky Mountains and ski or snowboard at one of nearly 20 resorts?
- Carnaval de Quebec: One of the most enjoyable things to do in Quebec in the depths of winter is to head to Quebec City to experience the Carnaval de Quebec.
- Skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway in Ottawa: Ottawa’s Rideau Canal is the destination of choice for families looking for a great afternoon of skating.
- Visit Niagara Falls: A visit to Niagara Falls in the winter is a low-key, relaxing experience.
- Go Surfing in Tofino: As you stand on the beach in Tofino and look out at the waves rolling in, you may be surprised that those dark shapes frolicking in the surf are not actually sea lions but hardy folk catching some of Canada’s best waves.
6.Festival du Voyager in Winnipeg: Winnipeg gets a bad rap for being one of Canada’s coldest cities; however, this doesn’t slow down the hardy folks who live here.
7.Try Dog Sledding: If you’ve ever wondered what it would be like to race across the open snowy terrain being towed by a team of dogs, winter in Canada is your opportunity to find out.
8.See the Northern Lights Dance in the Sky: The dancing ribbons of light make you feel small under the massive skies of Canada’s north.
9.Go Snowmobiling: Snowmobiling is one of the most popular motorized winter activities in Canada.
- Cozy Up at a Resort: In the infamous words of Sheryl Crow, “a change would do you good,” getting out of the house with your significant other and checking into a romantic resort helps beat the winter blues.
- Soak in a Hot Spring: Canada is lucky to have a fine assortment of hot springs spread across the country.
- Drop a Line Ice Fishing: The concept of heading out onto a frozen lake in the middle of winter to try and catch a fish through a hole in the ice may not, on first pass, sound very appealing.