Your guide to Icy Canada

The fusion of Canadian and French culture means that Canada is a unique country with its own way of life. The country of course borders USA but reaches out far north into icy parts of the northern hemisphere. There is however, plenty to do in the northern parts of Canada for those who seek something a bit different from the country. This is a guide of some things to do in the icier parts of Canada. More unique Canada Holidays are waiting for you!

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Manitoba

Manitoba is peaceful and serene with sprawling rivers and forest populating large parts of the area. Manitoba has fairly few residencies for the size of the province, but they are known for their friendly nature. Winnipeg is the cultural capital of the province; however you need to travel a bit further out for the icier parts. Moving out you can visit Churchill Wildlife Reserve where you can find the world’s highest density of polar bears. Whales, wolves and other bears are also around Manitoba, making it ideal for wildlife enthusiasts.

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Yukon

Yukon is in the northwest of Canada, bordering parts of Alaska. It is home to the Yukon River which is over 2,200 miles long, and although a cold territory, they only receive 6.5 inches of rain a year, which is less than Arizona. Yukon is on the breach of the Arctic Circle, so as you can imagine some parts are very cold. You can expect to see the Northern Lights in the winter, and in the northern parts near the Arctic Circle, the sun sometimes does not set.

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Northwest Territories

The Northwest Territories span several smaller territories in the northwest of Canada, and parts are within the Arctic Circle. The area is associated with outdoor holidays for people who don’t enjoy doing nothing on a hot beach.

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The provinces offer superb fishing in many of the hundreds of lakes, outdoor adventures through mountains and magical landscapes, hunting through the wilderness or just taking the sights in.

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Newfoundland & Labrador

Situated in the northeast of Canada, this province is known for trips out on the water amongst ice bergs, whales and rare birds. Water tours will give you exposure to the beautiful waterfalls, ice caves and coastland of the territory. If you are visiting in winter, then Newfoundland & Labrador is the perfect place for winter sports holidays, offering world class ski slopes in Marble Mountain. More east is While Hills, a snow playground for snowboarders, and it’s only a short drive from St. Johns, the capital of the province.

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Quebec

Quebec City was the former capital of Canada, before Ottawa took the reign. The ‘Carnaval de Quebec’  is a winter wonderland for those visiting the area in January and February. It is the largest of its kind in the world and offers a range of activities for everyone including parades, ice skating, sleigh rides, and more extreme activities such as canoe races and snowrafting. Red Bull also host a one of a kind skating race around an extreme ice track. The temporary Ice Hotel is also open between January and March for those who want the real icy experience. There is plenty to do for ice lovers in Quebec.

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About the author
Steve is a travel writer for Canadian Sky who offer luxury Canada holidays and Alaska Cruises.





1 Comment to “Your guide to Icy Canada”

  1. travellyn says:

    Beautiful photographs, they have such allure. Can’t wait for my trip to Canada next year, it looks so spectacular. I’m visiting Cambodia for two weeks in October this year, so from the tropical to the icy will be a huge contrast.

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