Canada Winter

Where To Rent A Cottage This Winter

Mara Sofferin | Posted 12.05.2016 | Canada Travel
Mara Sofferin

With so many winterized cottages, cabins, chalets, and yurts (yes, yurts) across Canada, cottage "season" can be a thing of the past. This winter, keep your hair smelling like campfire even when there's snow on the ground with this list of the coziest and coolest all-Canadian getaways.

Keep Your Home (And Family) Organized This Winter

Allison Weigensberg | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Parents
Allison Weigensberg

The coats, snowsuits, boots and hats of an entire family can take up a lot of space, especially if you have an entryway that is on the small side. I recently had a reader send in some pictures if her organizing dilemma. She has a small vestibule, the closet feels messy and disorganized and the bench she designated as a place for people to sit and put on their shoes always has stuff piled on top and below. Here are the organizing tricks she gave me to get through the winter.

Oh, Winter? Not Even A Big Deal With These Beauty Products

The Huffington Post Canada | Jennifer Choy | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Style

Get ready for moisturized skin all winter long!

A 'More Traditional Canadian Winter' Is Coming

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada

But the cold won't be constant.

Winter Fun In Toronto!

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.22.2016 | Canada Travel
Sacha DeVoretz

I love finding new places to visit and exploring new parts of cities. Recently, I was lucky enough to learn about some new fun activities to try in Toronto in the winter!

Seniors Need To Take Special Care During Flu Season

Dr. David Williams | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Living
Dr. David Williams

It has been recognized for many years that people 65 years and older are at greater risk of serious complications from the flu compared with young, healthy adults because our immune defenses become weaker with age. While flu seasons can vary in severity, during most seasons, people 65 years and older bear the greatest burden of severe flu disease.

It's Almost Winter -- Is Your Teenage Driver Ready?

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 11.10.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

With a teenager at home, learning to drive, and her driving lessons extending into the winter months. I'm naturally concerned about her safety on the road, and the safety of others. While I'm looking forward to her being able to drive to her own hockey games and practices, I do worry about certain factors.

Top Tips For Winter Skincare

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 11.07.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Our skin gets parched when the temperature starts to cool down, and as we spend more time in centrally heated air and wearing woolen clothing.

Storms Cause Blackouts In Ontario, Warnings In Quebec, Maritimes

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 03.25.2016 | Canada

Careful out there.

Spring Skiing Tips For Newbies

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 03.07.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Spring is the perfect time to start skiing. The weather is milder, the slopes aren't too busy and with softer snow, usually it is easier to learn on. To find out the top tips on how newbies can learn how to ski this spring, I spoke with Nick Castagnoli, Brand and Communications Manager, Group Rossignol, NA.

Craving Healthy Fruit During Canadian Winter? Chile Is In Season

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 03.04.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Eating local produce is a great idea to help support your local farmers and the economy. But is it realistic to choose local fruits and vegetables all...

A Beginner's Guide To Skate Skiing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

Skate skiing is a relatively new technique that evolved in the early 1980s that completely revolutionized the sport of cross country skiing. In essence, it was discovered that ski racers could generate more power and propel themselves with more acceleration and velocity by employing a skate movement similar to ice skating.

Get Winter Grime Off Your Car With Baking Soda

Reggie Ramone | Posted 02.26.2016 | Canada Living
Reggie Ramone

Your car is looking pretty grimy right now. Baking soda is notorious for being an extremely effective cleaning solvent that extends beyond the walls of the kitchen. It's a popular choice for where we're dirtiest the most: the car.

Colorado Is Calling

Vitamin Daily | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Travel
Vitamin Daily

Ski bunnies in the know will tell you that the best powder and grooming in the U.S. is in Colorado. Plan on a few trips to this mountain state to shred the slopes and you're best off getting your mittens on an Epic Pass from Vail Resorts, which gives you unlimited access to five resorts in Colorado (not to mention seven others worldwide).

The Night I Chose To Be Homeless

360⁰kids | Posted 02.25.2016 | Canada Living
360⁰kids

Each year, 360⁰kids -- an organization that provides a range of services to York Region's homeless youth -- encourages local community members to experience homelessness, just for one night a year. Last March, our group made it through some bone-chilling temperatures. I will do it again this year. For more than 300 youth in a region that's home to large detached homes and flourishing businesses, they've lost count of how many nights they've been homeless. It's an issue that doesn't get enough attention.

6 Tips To Manage Winter Skin Itch

Julia Carroll | Posted 02.22.2016 | Canada Living
Julia Carroll

No matter how old you are, everyone experiences winter itch at some point in their life. Most of us experience flaky, itchy, dry skin when the temperature drops and the air dries.

Winter Skin Mistakes And Fixes: The Best In Beauty

Aimée Wice | Posted 02.16.2016 | Canada Style
Aimée Wice

Wouldn't it be swell if the harshest season of the year also didn't make us dry, chapped and flaky? As if enduring -26 degree temperatures isn't torturous enough, our skin vehemently protests, and getting our complexions back to a healthy, happy state can seem like no easy feat. But it is!

The 5 Personality Types Of Men In Winter

Reggie Ramone | Posted 02.11.2016 | Canada Style
Reggie Ramone

Men who accept the cold, Arctic pastures as home fall into five distinct categories of clothing style. These categories are all relative to a guy's interests, opinions, and how frost bitten their hands get at the end of the day. Let's see what category you (or a guy you know) falls into, shall we?

Lace Up Your Skates: The Top 10 Ice Rinks In Canada

Travelzoo Canada | Posted 02.01.2016 | Canada Living
Travelzoo Canada

When Canada freezes over every winter, Canadians make the most of the icy temperatures and head outdoors for a skate. From Guinness World Record-breaking frozen rivers to the World Pond Hockey Championship blue lines, there are skating rinks all over the country for leisurely gliders and speed-skating Olympians.

How To Get Started With Snowshoeing

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.29.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

The most important part of choosing a snowshoe is picking the right size. All snowshoes sink. The ideal size of shoe is the smallest size that supports your weight on the snow that you'll typically be snowshoeing on. It's not an exact science.

The Trouble With This Winter's Unfrozen Great Lakes

WWF-Canada | Posted 01.28.2016 | Canada Impact
WWF-Canada

Conservation scientists are concerned about the lack of ice on the Great Lakes, which this winter is at an almost historic low. Young fish may face harsher environments; shoreline habitats are in jeopardy; the risks of pollution are elevated; and algae problems could be worse than usual this summer as a result, leading to an increased number of beach closings.

Ski Tips From A Newfound Skiing Addict

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Living
Sacha DeVoretz

At 45, I am learning how to downhill ski and love it. To find out the best tips on how any adult can learn how to ski, I spoke with the experts. They ...

4 Canadian Weekend Getaways That Will Kill The Winter Blues

Flight Network | Posted 01.26.2016 | Canada Travel
Flight Network

Making it through the long winter season in good spirits isn't always easy. However, you don't have to let the cold weather and frequent snowfall get the best of you this year. Make the most of winter, and help the season fly by faster, with these four Canadian weekend getaways that are guaranteed to kill the winter blues.

Hottest Year Ever Record Didn't Apply To Canada In 2015

CP | Bruce Cheadle, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.20.2016 | Canada

Call it cold comfort.

Ontario Men Risk Own Safety To Rescue Deer Trapped In Ice

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 01.13.2016 | Canada

The Canadian winter is hard on all of us, but these men prove we can get through it just fine.