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Get outside!

From festivals to marathons, our cross-country guide is full of great ideas for staying active this winter

Too cold? Too snowy? How about too much fun! We’ve got a list of family-friendly outdoor activities from coast to coast that’ll make you wish winter would last even longer. Don’t forget to bundle up!

Western and Northern Canada

Northwest Territories
Caribou Carnival

Yellowknife
March 25 to 28

British Columbia
5th Annual Maple Sugar Festival Nanaimo
February 25 to 27

Pacific Rim Whale Festival Ucluelet & Tofino
March 19 to 27

Alberta
11th-Annual Ice Magic International Ice Sculpture Competition Banff/Lake Louise
January 14 to 16

Banff/Lake Louise Winter Festival Banff/Lake Louise
January 16 to 23

Calgary Winterfest Calgary
February 11 to 21

Hypothermic Half Marathon Calgary, February 13
Edmonton, February 27

The Prairies and Central Canada

Saskatchewan
41st Annual Prince Albert Winter Festival
Prince Albert
February 9 to 27
306/764/7595

Hypothermic Half Marathon Regina
February 20

Mid-winter Celtic Festival Regina
February 5

Manitoba
Festival du Voyageur St. Boniface/Winnipeg
February 11 to 20

Hypothermic Half Marathon Winnipeg
February 27

Ontario
Winterlude Ottawa-Gatineau
February 4 to 20

Hypothermic Half Marathon Ottawa
January 30

WinterCity Festival Toronto
January 28 to February 10

Ontario Winter Carnival Bon Soo Sault Ste. Marie
January 28 to February 6

Chilly Half Marathon and Frosty 5km Burlington
March 6

Around the Bay Race Hamilton
March 20

Quebec
La Fete des Neiges Montreal
January 22 to February 6 (weekends only)

Carnaval de Quebec Quebec City
January 28 to February 13

Montreal High Lights Festival Montreal
February 17 to 27

Eastern Canada

New Brunswick
Miramichi White Gold Festival Miramichi
February 9 to 13

World Pond Hockey Championships Plaster Rock
February 18 to 20

Hypothermic Half Marathon Moncton, February 13
Saint John, February 20

Nova Scotia
Hubbards Winter Carnival Hubbards
February 5 to 8

Pictou Winter Carnival Pictou
February 11 to 13

Prince Edward Island
Jack Frost Children’s Winterfest Charlottetown
February 11 to 13

Mill River International Sled Dog Races Mill River
February 26 to 27

Newfoundland
Winter Carnival Corner Brook
February 18 to 27

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