Winter Festivals Across Canada

Dec 02, 2019

There are so many reasons to be excited about winter! Timbercreek Communities wants you to love every season, so we've rounded up these awesome winter festivals happening across Canada for you to discover.

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Winter Festival of Lights

Enjoy holiday lights like never before! Every year, Niagara Falls hosts its Winter Festival of Lights where an 8km route is transformed into a winter wonderland. From the world’s largest Canadian-American flag to Noah’s Ark and huge Canadian wildlife displays, this is a spectacle not to be missed! The festival is on from November 16th, 2019 to January 12th, 2020.

Winterlude

Celebrate winter at this unique festival in Ottawa. Winterlude celebrates Canada’s culture and climate with curling competitions, singalongs, sleigh rides, sledding, ice sculptures and other awesome winter activities. You can enjoy delicious comfort food, skate along the Rideau Canal or check out Jacques Cartier Park -- which becomes one giant winter playground. The festival is on from January 30th to February 17th, 2019.

Montréal en Lumière

One of the most highly-anticipated festivals in Quebec is Montréal en Lumière. This annual event celebrates winter and everything it has to offer. There will be a ton of winter outdoor activities, performances, gastronomy and incredible light installations. The festival is also known for its fine dining program which attracts renowned wine producers and chefs from all over. Dress warmly and don’t miss all the fun from February 20th to March 1st, 2020.

Carnaval de Québec

Plan a visit to Québec City and check out Carnaval de Québec which runs from February 7th to February 16th, 2020. Bring your family and enjoy outdoor concerts, games, snow and ice sculptures and eat all the Beaver Tails! You can also explore the historic part of the city or watch athletes brave the ice in canoe races! Just make sure to bundle up -- it’s going to be chilly!

Ice on Whyte

If you live in Edmonton, you won’t want to miss Ice on Whyte. This annual, family-friendly festival has everything to keep both you and your kids entertained! Take ice carving lessons or sample yummy food. Have a cocktail at the Ice Bar or check out the ice carving competition. Whether it’s a girlfriend getaway, a family trip or a solo visit, there’s something for everyone. Ice on Whyte runs from January 23rd to February 2nd, 2020.

Timbercreek hopes you will make the most of the winter season at these 5 festivals happening across Canada! 

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