Has the cold weather got you down? Are you counting down the days until spring arrives? Does the thought of you sitting at home again make your eyes twitch? Then fear not, FlightHub brings you a full proof method on how to break the cycle of winter blues. FlightHub Review presents Canada’s Best Winter Festivals.
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Niagara Icewine Festival (January 9th-January 25th, 2016)
Can you think of a better way to start winter festival season than with Icewine? FlightHub can’t, which is why we think the Niagara Icewine Festival should be your first stop for winter fun. For three weeks the Niagara Region is transformed into an Icewine wonderland. Fans of the vine have the opportunity to experience some of the finest ice wines made locally from the Niagara Region.
Igloofest Montreal (January 14th – February 6th, 2016)
Montreal is dedicated to its festivals no matter the weather: come rain or shine, snow or heat wave, Montrealers are ready to party, and Igloofest is no exception to this rule. Among one of the most popular events the city throws, this highly anticipated outdoor electronic rave isn’t shy about cozying up in the cold. Situated in the heart of the Old Port of Montreal, it’s hard not to enjoy the view while listening to internationally renowned DJ’s. FlightHub wants to remind you to find the most outrageous snowsuit you can find and enter in their snowsuit contest!
Ice on Whyte festival January 21st-January 31st, 2016)
Get into the full swing of winter fun with Edmonton’s Ice of Whyte festival! With fun for the whole family enjoy games, outdoor slides, and so much more. The festival is known for their spectacular display of ice sculptures, music festival and tons of entertainment. Plus, you get to take a sleigh ride from downtown Edmonton right to the festival for free!
Winterlicious (January 29th – February 11th)
All the winter frolicking has surely left you ready to eat something delicious, so FlightHub thinks you should definitely check out Winterlicious, a culinary festival help annually in the GTA. The festival collaborates with over 200 restaurants in Toronto, offering three course meals at set prices. Indulge yourself and get a taste of Toronto’s great food scene.
Carnaval de Quebec (January 29th -February 14th)
Quebec does winter right with the world’s largest outdoor winter festival in the world! This is a must-do on FlightHub’s bucket list and it’s not hard to see why. With thousands of tourists coming from all around to partake in the winter activities, enjoy the time-honored festivities celebrated throughout the city. Enjoy the nighttime parade, watch the exhilarating Canoe race, and visit the Bonhomme Ice Palace and more!
World Ski & Snowboard festival (April 8th- April 17th)
Hosted in Whistler, BC the theme to this outdoor festival is “Party in April, Sleep in May”. With the end of winter almost in sight, begin wrapping up the winter season with this ultimate music, arts and sports festival. Merging this trifecta together guarantees attendees with the most memorable winter festival ever. FlightHub knows you’ll regret it if you don’t participate in this west coast festival.
Say goodbye to winter and welcome spring with the return of the sun at the Toonik Tyme festival held every year in Iqaluit. Enjoy local crafts fair, Inuit games, snowmobile races and so much more in the Great White North. Visitors from the south typically benefit from great deals in flights and accommodations, so don’t stow away that parka just yet!