Snowiest Destinations: Greenland
This frosty getaway is a wonderland like no other. Have you heard the tale that Viking explorers named Iceland and Greenland in order to discourage others from the former so they could keep the discovery of a relatively temperate land to themselves? Whether the legend is true or not, the difference in climate is – while Iceland offers many wintry activities, Greenland is the place for true ice-and-snow adventures, like a three-day, 160-km Arctic Circle Race for skiers; hunting by dog sledge; ice fishing in a fjord; or a camping trip to the Greenland ice cap, the world’s second-largest body of ice.
Snowiest Destinations: Whistler, B.C.
In terms of snowy travel destinations, Whistler offers more than just downhill fun. For the adventurous, active tours include heli-skiing, bungee jumping and dog sledding; mellower travellers will want to check out sleigh rides complete with blankets and hot chocolate and the Scandinave Spa, providing a full water treatment with outdoor hot pools, a eucalyptus steam room, wood-burning sauna and Nordic waterfalls to cool down.
Snowiest Destinations: Siberia, Russia
Even to Canadians, a snowy destination like Russia conjures up images of endless winter and deep snows. Visit the Russia House tourist centre near Novosibirsk in Siberia to experience a classic Russian winter. Stay in wooden houses, take troika (horse carriage) rides, enjoy traditional Russian cuisine and experience the banya, the Russian-style sauna, complete with a dunk in an ice hole to refresh the senses.