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    Dec 15, 2014

    19 Breathtaking Reasons You Should Visit Canada During The Winter

    Spoiler: It's not a cold wasteland.

    The biggest complaint and obstacle keeping travelers from a visit is how cold and brutal the country's winters can be.

    I want to visit Canada, but damn that place looks too cold.

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    I want to visit Canada, but damn that place looks too cold.

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    Don't get us wrong — it's really f#@*ing cold, but here is every reason why you should be seeing Canada in the wintertime.

    1. First of all, snow looks really good on Canada.

    2. And after a snowstorm, a quietude falls over, creating some of the most serene sights and settings.

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    Six inches of snow ago, this was a lake in British Columbia.

    3. In the ville of Gatineau, Quebec, tranquility spans for miles.

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    4. Public skate parks begin springing up outdoors.

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    5. In larger cities, night skating is a popular past-time. You'll be able to glide against a spine-tingling backdrop of the city's skyline.

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    6. Here's a view from a public rink in Edmonton.

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    7. Sure, ski resorts are plentiful. But few will give you this kind of view:

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    Found in the ski resort town of Whistler, BC.

    8. And these kinds of slopes:

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    9. Niagara Falls is not only more tolerable, but more dazzling, during the Winter months.

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    10. For thrill-seekers, there's ice climbing.

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    11. For everyone else, there's the hair-raising sights of snowy icicles cascading off of Canada's Rockies.

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    12. Here's an average view driving through some of the country's mountainous regions.

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    13. And morning walks through forested parks.

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    14. Small towns become instantly more charming.

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    In the Winter-friendly town of Banff, Alberta.

    15. And mundane landscapes transform into something magical. This is a golf course in Prince Rubert, BC.

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    16. The country's resorts are enchanting, cozy escapes.

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    17. That look out to some of the most ghostly and breathtaking natural spectacles you'll see in your lifetime.

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    Sure, long Canadian winters can be daunting... And really, really cold.

    18. But there is a quiet charm about cold climates.

    19. And a badass one about being able to conquer it.

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