What’s Winter Like In: Canada

Once in your life you have to experience winter in Canada. This country majority of the time has a cold or severely cold winter climate, especially in the North. Winter is a normal part of the Canadian way of life as it typically snows from November to March. Since it lasts so long Canadians have come to adapt to the harsh temperatures and piles of snow. Canadians embrace the snow and have learnt to make the most out of it by creating activities, hotels, and food made out of the chilly temperatures. Here’s how winter is done in Canada:

Winter in Canada


Ski and Snowboarding

One of the best ways to experience Canada in the winter is to get a taste of the slopes. Whether you ski or snowboard you will be able to experience the thrill and excitement of one of Canada’s most popular winter sports on top of the some of the highest mountains in the country.




Besides lacrosse, hockey is seen as Canada’s national sport. Canada is considered the birthplace of ice hockey, and Canadians generally regard the sport as their own. has united Canadians between genders and ages, in a way unlike any other. This ice skating sport is simple and not hard at all to learn. You just need the basics, a hockey puck, a stick and some ice skates.



Dogsledding is classic Canadian experience. It reminds me of when life was slower and people were one with the natural world. Set up in the north, purebred Siberian Huskies will wind you through the forest on hundreds of kilometres of trails bringing you closer to nature.



Hotel de Glace- Quebec City

If you’ve always wanted to stay in a snow castle like Elsa from Frozen, then consider Quebec’s Hotel de Glace. Located near Quebec City, this is the first and only true ice hotel in North America. Have a drink, tour the grounds, or stay the night! There’s tons to see and do at this marvellous hotel from the ice sculptures, to the snow vaults, and the themes suites.


Chill Ice House- Toronto

Hang out have a drink and CHILL in Toronto’s one and only ice lounge! Try on the parka and gloves provided and have a good time. But this isn’t just a bar, its a family-friendly attraction open all year around where you can marvel at ice sculptures, sit in frozen booths, and explore the ice house’s many enclaves.




Maple Syrup Snow Taffy

If you’ve never tried maple syrup on fresh snow, have you really lived? This is a classic delicacy is unique to Canada as maple syrup is a huge commodity here. It’s a sweet and delicious treat that I wouldn’t pass up.

Snow Cone

For a tasty and ice-y treat you need to get your hands on a snow cone. It’s shaved ice with added colouring in a paper cone.


I hope you will get the chance to visit my beautiful country. But it’s not just amazing in the winter, there’s lots to explore in the summer as well!



  • Yury at the frequent flyer files December 2, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    Great post! I missed Canadas snow this time around but maybe someday I will experience it. Any resorts in eastern Canada??

    • My One Big Planet December 3, 2016 at 2:49 pm

      Thanks- you’ll have to come back again soon! I haven’t been out East yet- are you planning a trip there? 🙂


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