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10 Canadian Cities That Come To Life At Night

The 2016 Subaru Impreza is Canada’s most affordable All-Wheel Drive (based on MSRPs) and it can take you to some pretty amazing places.

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1. Montreal, Quebec

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Once a year in January, the night awakens as thousands flock to one of Canada's oldest and most romantic cities for a crazy, electronic, outdoor music festival. Igloofest is held at the Old Port of Montreal, just on the Saint Lawrence River. The festival lasts for nearly a month and is a great way to enjoy a balance of old and new unlike anything else.

2. Ottawa, Ontario

If you're planning on visiting Ottawa, make sure you do it during the Winterlude festival (taking place during the first three weekends of February). Winterlude is a cultural celebration established in 1979 where you can enjoy ice skating at the world's largest ice skating rink and frolicking at an outdoor snow playground.

3. Vancouver, British Columbia

The Granville Entertainment District is the best place to party all night long (or more realistically until 3 a.m.) when you're in Vancouver. Turn up at the hottest bars and clubs under the bright lights of the world's second neon sign capital.

4. Peggys Cove, Nova Scotia

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Catch a glimpse of the northern lights when visiting the tiny Nova Scotian town of Peggys Cove. The iconic Peggys Point Lighthouse was built in 1915 and is perhaps the most photographed in all of Canada.

5. Toronto, Ontario

For one night every October, Toronto hums to the beat of contemporary art. Nuit Blanche is an all-night event that celebrates local artists throughout the city. Enjoy barrier-free access to light and installation art with free subway rides all night long.

6. Quebec City, Quebec

Old Quebec, home to the Château Frontenac — the globe's most photographed hotel — is considered to be a world heritage treasure for its beauty and European charm. Stop by the fortifications to immerse yourself in the city's rich wartime history as you explore the defences erected during French and English regimes.

7. Calgary, Alberta

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If you need one reason to visit Calgary, Alberta, it's the Calgary Stampede. An annual rodeo and western festival created to celebrate the city's western heritage. Enjoy a wide variety of shows both day and night in addition to the rodeo and derby racing.

8. Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, BC, is known around the world as an epic destination for winter sports. With a town full of activities to keep you busy when you're not skiing, snowboarding, or tobogganing, this little ski village has enough going on to fulfill your grandest vacation needs.

9. Niagara Falls, Ontario

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Revel in the magnificence of pure natural power when visiting Niagara Falls in Ontario. The falls exist at the international border between Canada and the United States and are known for being a source of hydroelectric power and a vibrant destination for tourists from all over the globe.

10. Halifax, Nova Scotia

Halifax is home to many quirky and niche celebrations that are well worth the trip to Nova Scotia. Enjoy everything from seafood at the Eastern Shore Cold Waters Seafood Festival in June to an eclectic selection of indie films at one of the city's multiple film festivals in the fall for a well-rounded good time.

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