The Big Chill: 8 Stunning Shots that Showcase the Beauty of the Canadian Winter
From British Columbia to New Brunswick, these spectacular shots crystallize the stillness and tranquil beauty of the Canadian winter.
Highlighting the Wonders of the Canadian Winter
“I took this photo at Petticoat Creek here in Pickering, Ontario,” says John Stager. “I hiked here the day after a major snowstorm and, as sunset approached, I captured this beautiful image of the snow-covered bridge with the sun beginning to set in the distance. It’s not my favourite season weather-wise, but I do love winter landscapes and these kinds of sights really highlight the beauty of winter.”
Cathy Martin of Miramichi, New Brunswick, writes, “I love this farm in New Jersey, New Brunswick. It is a short drive from my home and I go just to have a look at it each season. I am not a fan of winter, but I try to get out and find the beauty in it. This farm really provided a postcard-perfect view of winter on a bright, cold day.”
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The Height of Beauty
Edith Beerda of Smithers, British Columbia, says, “I love this photo because a good part of Canada experiences snowy winters, and what could be more beautiful than a crisp, sunny, winter day? It makes the temperature seem not so bad. On this day, the Bulkley Valley was covered in a blanket of fog, but as we drove up the hill, all of a sudden the sky cleared and we were able to drink in this beautiful view—it was a sight to behold!”
After the Storm
“When the snowstorm ended and it had warmed up to a balmy -20 degrees Celsius, I was able to get outside to snap this image,” shares Sarah Sobry of Brandon, Manitoba. “The low light from the setting sun shone through the trees, creating a beautiful pattern on the ground.”
Kings of the Mountain
“I snapped this pic of my son Anderson (right) and his friend Cayd as they were having a great time playing atop what seems like the world’s largest snow pile,” writes Dan Ventrudo of Thunder Bay, Ontario.
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A Kiss from the Canadian Winter
E.J. Thiessen of Coaldale, Alberta, shares this awesome image, writing: “Last January, Jack Frost painted this southern Alberta landscape with icing-sugar-like frost—the result was jaw-dropping.”
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Marlene Parker of Campbellton, New Brunswick, shares this adorable photo, writing: “This is my then-one-year-old granddaughter Dahlia out for an afternoon excursion on Lake Nipissing, Ontario. It looks more like she’s crawling along the surface of the moon!”
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Gillian Reain of Waterloo, Ontario, writes, “Last year, I was fortunate enough to travel to Alberta and explore more of our beautiful country. I snapped this photo upon seeing the incredible Rocky Mountains for the very first time. I had seen them in pictures before, but to see them in person was truly an amazing experience that I think every Canadian should have the opportunity to enjoy. Our Canada is vast, beautiful and scenic, and I think this picture perfectly represents that.”