Winter is prime season to enjoy the excitement of Canada! There is a lot happening during this season that's not only because it's the second largest country in the world but because it's home to the best ski hills around and has some of the world's best and biggest winter festivals.
From coast to coast there is something to enjoy in Winter in Canada. Whether you fly to Halifax, Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver there are cheap flights, especially from London. Then, once at the airport you can pick up a hire car and start your adventure. The roads are quiet and welcoming and there are many scenic roads to drive through.
Try one of these ways to enjoy the Canadian Winter:
Stay in one of Canada's famous Ski Resorts
Banff & Lake Louise outside of Calgary, Alberta; and Mont-Tremblant, 90 mins north of Montreal in Quebec, are the three most famous ski destinations in Canada, though there are many more. These resorts are outstanding with long runs and acute drop offs. You will also find a variety of activities, such as heliskiing and glacier skiing, all surrounded in fantastic scenery!
Experience the Quebec Ice Hotel, Quebec City
The absolute winter experience! It is located just 10 kms west of Quebec city. There is an ice chapel connected to the hotel carved entirely of ice, including the furniture and even ice candelabras hanging from the 18 ft ceilings.
Take the kids to Quebec Winter Carnival, Quebec City
This festival is the biggest winter carnival in the world and takes place annually at the end of January until mid-February. The event includes a winter amusement park with attractions such as skiing , snow rafting, ice sculptures and snow sked-slides.
Skate the Rideau Canada, Ottawa
Ottawa's Rideau Canal becomes the Rideau Canal Skateway and with 7.8 kms (5 miles) the world's largest skating rink. Visitors make the most of this frozen roadway in winter, using it both as a form of transportation and recreation.
Go Ice Fishing
Great way to enjoy the Canadian winter and enjoy nature as well. Canada has a huge array of excellent resorts and lodges. Because Canada is one of the most popular ice fishing destinations you'll find the quality of accommodation and hospitality high. Whatever you do, we wish you a great time in Canada! When you get back tell us some of your new adventures!