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    The 10 Best Canadian Cities To Visit In The Winter

    It's not called the Great White North for nothing. When it comes to wintertime, there's no better place to visit than Canada, eh?

    Canada becomes a genuine winter wonderland when the temperature drops below zero. Sure, it's chilly AF, but because there are a ton of fun activities to enjoy and beautiful places to see, you won't even notice. (Well, almost...)

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    With so many beautiful cities across the country offering up the goods on their snowy status, it's a little tricky to decide which one to visit first. We made it a little easier on you by selecting the best Canadian cities to visit in the winter because, yes, even snow can be enjoyable.

    1. Niagara Falls, aka Mother Nature's most famous ice sculpture

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    Sure, many people know Niagara Falls as a popular summer or honeymoon destination, but it's in the wintertime when the falls really become something spectacular. In addition to viewing the magical main attraction (which lights up at night along with fireworks), there are various festivals to attend during the season, including the Winter Festival of Lights and Niagara Icewine Festival. Adrenaline junkies will love the zip line over the falls, and a visit behind the falls is always a must.

    2. Quebec City, Canada's little Europe

    3. Banff, the Rocky Mountain beauty

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    B.C. isn't the only skiing destination in Canada. Banff, located in Alberta, is dominated by the peaks of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain, part of the Rocky Mountains. While skiing and snowboarding are popular winter activities here (for obvious reasons), there's more to see and do in this stunning resort town during the colder months. Renting a pair of skates and gliding across the picturesque Lake Louise is definitely bucket list material. If you're not busy snowshoeing or relaxing at the Upper Hot Springs, you can always visit Ice Magic, a world-class ice carving event.

    4. Winnipeg, where they embrace winter (because it gets soooo cold)

    5. Ottawa, the country's capital of winterness

    6. Montreal, a snowy city paradise

    7. Edmonton: fun and freezing in the city

    8. Saskatoon, so very cold yet so very charming

    9. Halifax, the city that'll make you fall in love with winter

    10. Victoria, a milder, mesmerizing winter


    An earlier version of this post misstated the size of Montreal.

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