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12 Best Places to Visit Canada in Winter

The winter scenery of Canada is hilly and snowy with firm lakes and rivers and it is ideal for winter sports. As mentioned earlier, there are many interesting places to visit in Canada and most of the attractions are open during the winter season whether you are in a large metropolis such as Toronto or Montreal a small town or the countryside, or, for that matter, in a national park.

1. Banff National Park, Alberta

Banff National Park looks picture-perfect in winter with Rockies frosted with snow, forests with snow-clad trees, and the hot-bathing spot of Banff Upper Hot Springs. Snow skiing and snowboarding are among the activities that one can enjoy in the three main resorts, you can also enjoy a horse-drawn sleigh ride, ice climbing, and winter trail by snowshoe.

2. Vancouver, British Columbia

Vancouver is very beautiful during the holiday season with the Bright Nights display in Stanley Park being among the best with over a million light bulbs. Other popular activities are ice skating at Robson Square, snowshoeing and skiing on the nearby free-span mountain of Grouse Mountain, and the search for the famous bald eagle along the Fraser River.

3. Toronto, Ontario

See the Toronto Maple Leafs ice hockey team in action, have hot chocolate in Yorkville, search Queen Street for a vintage item, visit Toronto in the winter to skate on the outdoor rinks, and wander around the Christmas market in the Distillery District.

4. Quebec City, Quebec

I was immediately drawn to the main attraction in Quebec City – the old town looks like it was taken from one of those Christmas cards where everything is covered with snow. The Winter Carnival takes place every February and some fun activities include parades, snow sculpting, dog sleds, and sweet maple taffy on snow.

5. Jasper National Park, Alberta

In this snowy paradise situated in Jasper National Park, you can soak in Miette Hot Springs, go for the sleigh ride tour to watch the wolves, elk, and bighorn sheep, take an incredible dog sledding tour, try ice climbing, or even take a lesson in ice canoeing – this is a uniquely Canadian sport.

6. Niagara Falls, Ontario/New York

Though they are already breathtaking, the Niagara Falls are even more beautiful when they gleam in the snow and icicles at the edge of the ice. Take a helicopter trip or explore the tunnels at the rear of the falls, which are lit with different colors, for another experience. Other include snowmobiling, snowboarding, and skiing.

7. Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler is frequently listed among the top ski resorts on the planet for its monster size and an electric village that boasts shops, eateries, and pubs, Whistler is also home to loads of other unbelievable winter adventures including, ziplining, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and Scandinavia spa.

8. Montreal, Quebec

While Montreal offers adventurous rides like snow tubing, snowmobiling, the Festival Montréal en Lumière, the shops of the Underground City connected by tunnels and metros, and more that give the city the fun aspect of winter, yet they are all urban. Don’t forget about a maple syrup sampling or poutine while you are there.

9. Churchill, Manitoba

Famous as a ‘polar bear capital of the world,’ Churchill offers uniquely exciting ways of witnessing polar bears in the wild through tundra buggy tours. Another major tourist attraction during the summer is the Beluga whale watching.

10. Clayoquot Sound, British Columbia

Clayoquot Sound is a territory home to the nearly impossible-to-reach village of Tofino nestled amongst old-growth forests, beaches, rivers, and islands; and visiting means you are engulfing yourself in wild nature at its best while storm-watching, hiking through a snow-covered forest of cedars or relaxing.

11. Yukon Territory

In the Arctic during winter travel on a dogsled or snowmobile, hear experts give a tutorial on igloo construction, meet the dedicated dogs of the Yukon Quest, and visit the historic site of Dawson City – once the heart of the gold rush.

12. Il s’agit de: À Cap-Breton Highlands en Nouvelle-Écosse

Aim your view to the picturesque scenes during a drive along the famous Cabot Trail around Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia where you will feel the beauty of winter as you get to see frozen lakes and evergreen trees covered by snow. Discover the tallest mountains on the East Coast, have cross-country skiing, go snowshoeing to the fascinating waterfalls, and taste the sea-caught fish.

Many of the places are surrounded by epic wintry views which, along with so many entertaining things to do when everything is covered with a beautiful layer of ice and snow, are only some of the best places to visit in Canada when the winter is here. So dress warmly and do not lament the cold – it is good for you!