Canadian Winters are Enough of a Reason to Live There

 

 

Most travelers visit Canada during the winter season mainly for winter activities such as snowboarding and skiing. However, even those who aren’t too fond of cold weather can find winter a wonderful time to travel to Canada. If you’ve always dreamt of visiting Montreal but are on a tight budget, the slow Christmas season is your best time to score unbeatable deals on airfare and hotel rates. Below are a few reasons why Canadian winters are enough of a reason to live there.

 

Canadian Winters are Enough of a Reason to Live There

 

Outdoor Spa

Many winter resorts have some kind of outdoor Jacuzzi. However, check into a Scandinave Spa for an unforgettable, dreamy experience. There are four in Canada and one in Whistler is particularly enchanting and is the perfect destination to unwind in the heart of nature. 

The treatment is a series of hot and cold Scandinavian-style baths in a sprawling complex located in a picture book forest setting amidst cedar and spruce trees.

 

Spend Christmas in Montreal

The city of Montreal gets beautifully lit up for Christmas. Not to mention, just about the right amount of snow covers the city—creating a true white Christmas. Not only are there plenty of shopping and dining, there are several events and concerts, including local stars Cirque du Soleil that perform in December. In addition, there are numerous beautiful skating rinks—most are free of charge! If you’re in town, don’t miss the  fireworks every Saturday at 8 p.m. from mid-December to January.

 

Vancouver, British Colombia, Canada

 

Ice Skating in Downtown Vancouver

There’s something so magical about skating in the middle of a beautiful city, such as downtown Vancouver. Many say it’s a truly ‘Canadian’ feeling. There’s always music to skate to and there’s often live entertainment. This is certainly one of the more romantic things to do in Vancouver during the winter season! Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your skatesrentals are available at Robson Square for just $5. Not to mention, ice skating is free! After a day of fun in Vancouver, check out Vancouver houses for sale, which is one of the world’s hottest real estate markets. Between its temperate climate and natural beauty, this city has become a favorite for foreign buyers. 

 

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The Quebec Ice Hotel, Canadian winters
The Quebec Ice Hotel

 

The Quebec Ice Hotel

The Quebec Ice Hotel is one of the most unique hotels to stay in the world. The cathedral-like hotel is carved completely of ice, including the furniture and icy candelabras hanging from the 18-foot ceilings. In fact, the Quebec Ice Hotel is rebuilt each yearopening its doors from January to the beginning of April. The walls are four feet thick and insulate the hotel to a crisp but comfortable 23 to 28 degrees Fahrenheit (-5 to -2 degrees Celsius). Visitors can choose either to go on a tour and enjoy a drink at the ice bar or stay overnight.

 



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