Canada’s 10 Coolest Winter Festivals (7/10)

Summer's not the only time to celebrate. Pack your favourite toque and warmest parka for these 10 winter festivals that make Canada proud.

7. Niagara Icewine Festival

7. Niagara Icewine Festival

Every winter, when temperatures drop to minus 8˚ Celsius, select Niagara winemakers gather their crews and head into the vineyards in the middle of the night to hand-pick the frozen grapes then press them into a thick, sugary syrup that will become that season’s ice wine. And every January, locals welcome visitors to sample the region’s cuisine and wines and learn more about the valuable beverage. Tour wineries individually or book a Discovery Pass to get access to eight different experiences.

(Photo courtesy of The Ranche)

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