Canadian’s don’t bother hibernating in the winters, they embrace it and this country is the perfect place to enjoy an awesome winter getaway. Whether you live in Canada and are looking for somewhere to enjoy twinkling lights, outdoor activities and awesome festivals or you are visiting from out of the country and just want some of the down home hospitality Canadians are so well known for, there is a winter getaway for you. From one end of the country to the other, discover the top 8 winter getaways in Canada.
8. Ottawa, Ontario
There is one famous activity that brings over one million people to Ottawa in the wintertime and that is the skating on the Rideau Canal. This famous 7.8 km long skateway takes place on the picture perfect Rideau Canal during the months of January and February. Slide, twirl and whisk your way along the ice while you take in views of the impressive parliament buildings and the beauty Chateau Laurier hotel. Weekends here in February are home to Winterlude, the capital’s annual seasonal celebration where skaters will find chalets and stands selling everything from hot chocolate to Beaver Tails to delicious maple taffy. Ottawa gets lit up with Christmas lights and there is something magical about strolling the streets while the snow gently falls in this nations capital.