From igloo dinners to winter zip lines, 12 ways to embrace winter across Canada

From igloo dinners to winter zip lines, 12 ways to embrace winter across Canada
From frigid winds to fluffy snow, winter doesn’t have to be about indoor hibernation. In fact, a recent survey from InterContinental Hotels Group found that “winter travel” is becoming trendier among some Canadians.

One-third of millennials preferred to travel within Canada during the winter months, and more than 60 per cent consider Canada a go-to destination for winter travel.

It makes sense — winter can be absolutely beautiful in Canada. From outdoor skating rinks to light festivals to igloo dinners in the city, there are hundreds of things you can do to embrace the cold — even if you’re not a fan.

What’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below.

Credit: InterContinental Yorkville

Until April 1, Toronto residents can enjoy eating in outdoor igloos at the InterContinental Yorkville . Each fixed menu ($50 per person) comes with a cup of mulled wine or warm, spiced cider, a bread bowl and a house-made dessert. You can also order winter cocktails, warm drinks and ice wine.

Credit: MTL Zipline

If you’re willing to face Montreal’s frigid temperatures, Tyrolienne MTL Zipline at Old Port is right up your alley. The 1,200-foot-long zip line welcomes participants of all ages (92 was the oldest participant) and is open on weekends until May 1.

Credit: Tourism Partnership of Niagara

For three weekends in January (starting Jan. 11), Ontario’s Niagara region will turn into a winter wonderland, featuring its very own ice wine festival . Check out 40 wineries and the Niagara Icewine Gala, and be sure to explore the best food pairings the region has to offer.
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