Softly falling snow. Hot mulled wine. Sticky maple taffy. Montreal, Canada is a winter wonderland, and one of the best places to visit for winter cheer! From visiting Christmas Markets to ice skating on frozen lakes to rolling hot maple syrup in snow at a sugar shack to relaxing in an outdoor thermal bath, here are all the coziest, best things to do in Montreal in the winter.
Snow-topped mountains. Hot springs. Ski resorts and cozy lodges. Dog sledding and sleigh rides underneath the Northern Lights. Banff National Park is a winter wonderland for outdoor adventure lovers and snow sports enthusiasts (or just like, people who really like frolicking in the snow, eating poutine, and maybe befriending a moose). Visiting during Banff’s winter season will show you a sparkling, icy, snow-dusted side of the Canadian Rockies – all with fewer crowds and cheaper prices! Here’s everything you need to know to plan your Banff winter trip, including 12 of the best things to do in Banff during the winter.
Cobblestone streets dusted with snow. A stunning haunted castle looming over an ancient city and an icy river. Sweet, sticky maple syrup rolled in cold snow. Rich, piping hot poutine and flaky meat pie. Quebec City, Canada is absolutely charming – and no, it’s not just because of all the yummy food! We spent 3 days visiting Quebec City between Christmas and New Years Eve, and fell in love with this romantic slice of French Canada (and a few slices of maple syrup pie, which we also found out is a thing). Visiting Quebec City in the winter is the perfect time to embrace the snow. Although Quebec City winters are cold, don’t worry – you’ll be too enchanted to even notice! Here are all the best things to do in Quebec City in the winter!