From the 18th of November until the end of January, the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights is an absolutely spectacular lightshow that includes lighted displays, fireworks over the falls including concerts and children's performances.
It is a beautifully decorated 5 km route stretching from Dufferin Islands along the Niagara Parkway, adjacent to Niagara Falls, past the Rainbow Bridge, to Whirlpool Bridge is known as the Niagara Parks Winter Wonderland.
You will be in awe at the nearly two million lights and over 100 lighting displays!
Enchantment of Disney, featuring Walt Disney classics,
The world's largest animated Canadian-American Flag display,
Twas the Night Before Christmas audio-visual display,
Menorah Display and many, many more!
Be sure not to miss the spectacular fireworks display over the mighty Niagara Falls every Friday evening at 9 pm.
All the light shows are free of charge, but donations are gratefully accepted.
For three exciting weekends in January the Niagara region becomes a wintry wonderland, in celebration of one of Canada’s most cherished products, Ontario Icewine. The 23rd annual Niagara Icewine Festival offers plenty for everyone`s taste. Experience glamour and indulgence at the Niagara Icewine Gala, unique wines and food pairings at over 35 wineries, and vibrant outdoor street festivals.
Don`t miss Canada’s most lavish evening, the Niagara Icewine Festival Gala at Fallsview Casino Resort on January 12. Our “Authentically Canadian” theme promises incredible dishes from each of Canada’s provinces and territories, in addition to over 100 VQA Icewines and table wines to sip and sample.
Set in the spectacular surroundings of Lake Louise at the Fairmont Chateau Hotel, you will see talented ice artists from around the world skillfully combine grueling physicality with precision artistry in an ice carving competition.
Join us January 18 - 28, 2018 and experience the magic and don't forget to bring your skates!
The SnowDays Festival is a highlight of the winter season in Banff and Lake Louise. This 10-day long celebration is held in January and features a variety of events, shows, and activities that combine history, culture, and winter activities.
Daytime, skate on the stunning frozen surface of Lake Louise and watch amazing competitive ice carvers. You can also spend the day skiing or riding on the slopes of one of the nearby ski resorts. In the evening, join the festivities in town by watching live music, ski and snowboard competitions, or enjoying drinks and get cozy by the fire with friends.
Celebrating 120 Years of Winter Fun...the Rossland Winter Carnival
Back in 1898 a Norwegian miner named Olaus Jeldness initiated Canada’s Oldest Winter Carnival.
Born in Stangvik, Norway, in 1857, Olaus at the age of 15 ski jumped a distance of 92 feet which was heralded as a world record at the time. In 1896 he left to come to Canada and the mining community of Rossland, British Columbia.
Shortly after arriving, he began to foster skiing. Jeldness brought his skis, his love of the sport, and a single long steering pole. It was reported that he would frequently delight spectators that flocked to witness his daring exploits on skis.
The first recorded Canadian ski competition took place in Rossland in 1897, an event which Jeldness himself organized and promoted. For his considerable contribution to competitive skiing he was known as the "Father of Competitive Skiing in Canada".
The Carnival kicks off on Thursday night with the Bobsled Calcutta and the Winter Carnival Variety Show, great fun for the whole family. Friday night the fun continues with the carnival parade and then the party begins at Olaus Ice Palace Beer Gardens. See the snow statues created by world famous artist of Slocan Snow Sculptures and the carved ice bar while listening to live music.
Saturday starts with the Fireman's Pancake breakfast in the morning and then the amazing Sonny Samuelson Bobsled Race that comes screaming down Spokane Street. If these crazy participants ignite your need for speed head up to Red Mt. and Learn to Luge!
Olaus would be very proud to see boarders and skiers flying through the air during Saturday’s fantastic "The Game" Rail Jam competition that takes place downtown beside the same post office that he knew. Saturday night have fun skiing and boarding free under the lights at RED Mountain Resort’s Family Fun Night or dance the night away at Olaus Ice Palace as part of the Blizzard Music Festival.
Come and check out the professionally-designed ice creations, 40 ft IGLOO, sleigh rides, pony rides and enjoy the festive atmosphere.
Events are headquartered at the Saskatoon Farmers’ Market for all ages with various interests in mind.
Activities include Ice Carving and a Snow Park for children of all ages. Winter cuisine that will tantalize the taste buds during the Soup Cook Offs, as well as local entertainment to fill the air with music.Come join us in Saskatoon and make your Wintershine!
The Northern Manitoba Trappers' Festival, held annually in The Pas during the
third weekend of February, retains the flavour and celebrations of a diverse
cultural heritage of the northern pioneer. The skills and activities exemplified by
the pioneers are brought to life in a week of events designed to generate
sincere and genuine hospitality and friendship found throughout the north.
For people who really love winter, head north to Whitehorse, where residents have been celebrating winter since 1945, when Yukon Carnival Week was born.
2018 marks the 54th Anniversary for the Sourdough Rendezvous and this year will include a fun selection of wacky entertainment. In addition to the standard concerts and snow carving, you can enter contests for lip syncing, hair freezing, cross-dressing and, of course, beard growing.
The Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous is wonderful fun for the whole family! You can take part in events such as axe throwing, dog sledding, flour packing and chainsaw chucking. Taste sweets from the Sugar Shack, watch Can Can Dancers, and help elect the next Yukon Rendezvous Queen.
See you in the Yukon!
Founded in 1969, Winnipeg's Festival du Voyageur has grown into the largest winter festival in Western Canada and “The World’s Largest Kitchen Party”.
Saint-Boniface, Winnipeg’s French quarter, is transformed into a winter paradise where Voyageur, Métis and First Nations histories are brought back to life.
The historical interpretation is offered inside reconstructed Fort Gibraltar and also through the many attractions inside Voyageur Park and at the festival’s various official sites. Music of old, traditional cuisine, sensational snow sculptures and captivating shows are but a few examples of the entertainment you can expect to witness during this wonderful celebration of culture.
Feel the Voyageurs’ joie de vivre and come celebrate with your family our history, snow and culture for 10 days of pure winter fun!
The Snowking Winter's Festival takes place every year during the month of March in Yellowknife, NT.
It is a wonderful celebration of the arts and music in a unique and beautiful winter setting.
Over two decades of frosty fun and frozen smiles have graced the shoreline at Snowking's Winter Festival that has captivated the imaginations of children and children at heart.
The Snowcastle becomes a month long celebration of community spirit, collaboration, innovation in the arts, entertainment for young and old and where the spirit of winter wonderment from all our collective childhoods reign supreme.
This winter wonderland is created on Yellowknife Bay where the Snowking and his talented, hardy northern helpers brave -30 over the course of 2 months to build a huge castle made entirely of snow and ice.
The approximate location of the Snowcastle is located on Yellowknife Bay, Great Slave Lake, Yellowknife, facing the houseboats, on the lake next to the old town Woodyard.
Brantford Ribfest is three days of great food, live music and family fun brought to you by the Brantford Kinsmen Club. Five of North America’s best Ribbers will take to Cockshutt Park during the weekend, along with vendors, children’s entertainment, a beer tent and live entertainment on the main stage.
Brantford will come alive with the smell of BBQ’ed ribs, fantastic food vendors, a family entertainment zone. The Brantford Ribfest brings the excitement of family-oriented fun for all ages and the thrill of BBQ competition together for three days of entertainment and amazing food. North America’s greatest rib teams are coming to Brantford to compete for top awards including Best Ribs, Best Chicken, Best Sauce, Best Pig Rig and People´s Choice.
Become one of more than 26,000 people who have attended this admission free spectacular family event filled with food, fun and entertainment.