How to Make the Most of the Canadian Winter

Bundle up! This inspiring collection of outdoor photography will encourage you to get outdoors and embrace the Canadian winter.

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Family skating on frozen pondPhoto: Marlyn Crotty

Easy Gliders

"I snapped this pic of my neighbours out for a family skate on a local pond," says Marlyn Crotty of Conception Bay South, N.L.

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Ice castle on Lake Louise, AlbertaPhoto: Veronica Reist

Grand Entrance

Veronica Reist of Olds, Alta., shares this magical photo from the entrance of the ice castle on Lake Louise, Alta.

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Father and daughter playing in the snowPhoto: Cathy Gauthier

Heads-Up!

"Canadian winters are tough but so are the people," says Cathy Gauthier of Magnetawan, Ont. "I captured this photo of my husband David and my daughter Shannon having some fun in the snow."

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Two people walking in snowy landscapePhoto: Sally Peddle

Into the Mist

"It was a sunny, very cold day on Lake Louise," writes Sally Peddle of Red Deer, Alta., "but the further out I walked, the foggier and colder it got, I was about to turn back when I saw these two people come out of the fog - so cool."

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Snowshoeing is one of Canada's most popular winter activitiesPhoto: Gordon harri

Deep Powder

"Our friend Jane and her son Ian accompanied a group of us snowshoeing up to Mt. Becher on Vancouver Island last year," says Gordon Harris of Cumberland, B.C. "That's Ian waiting for the rest of us to catch up!"

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Ice climbers scaling a cliff facePhoto: Sandy Sutherland

Frozen Falls

"I am originally from Scotland so I was amazed to see ice climbers scaling a cliff face," says Sandy Sutherland of Calgary. "This was my first visit to Johnston Canyon in Banff National Park and I loved every minute of it."

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Woman in snowy woods in Trenton, Ont.Photo: Isabel AuCoin

Winter Wonderland

Isabel AuCoin of Edmonton shares this pic writing, "My son Ron snapped this photo of his wife Gwen near their home in Trenton, Ont."