The Canadian winter is harsh, yes, but you have to admit that it’s really beautiful too. Icicles sparkling in the morning sun, snow-capped treetops, frozen streams and waterfalls: it’s as if you’ve stepped through a wardrobe and into Narnia, but without the evil queen. Many towns in Canada turn into gorgeous winter wonderlands and make for perfect getaway destinations. So, put on your winter woollies and dust off your sense of adventure. Here are 20 Canadian towns that fill up with charm during the winter.
St. Jacobs, Ontario
There’s another great reason to come in winter though: from January 11 to 27, Niagara-on-the-Lake takes part in the Niagara Icewine Festival, which celebrates the region’s famous sweet dessert wine.
Grand Falls, New Brunswick
Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia
Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Sheffield Mills, Nova Scotia
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Fun fact: this tiny town has produced more Winter Olympics athletes per capita than any other place in Canada.