Canada Winter

Old Man Winter Slays Mayor Gregor's Green Vancouver

Jordan Bateman | Posted 01.10.2017 | Canada British Columbia
Jordan Bateman

Winter has come to Mayor Gregor Robertson's Vancouver. And the city's lack of preparation has become its own sort of George R.R. Martin epic. The land is frozen under a thick layer of snow and ice. Travel has become treacherous. Hundreds swarmed local fire halls like white walkers, trying to get some free salt.

5 Fun Cross-Training Winter Activities To Keep You Active

Christine Blanchette | Posted 01.09.2017 | Canada Living
Christine Blanchette

Incorporating cross-training once or twice a week in your workout routine will keep you motivated with your running, build strength and help prevent injury. In addition, cross-training is a good alternative to running when you can't run due to poor weather conditions.

7 Expert Tips For Packing Bulky Winter Clothes

DiscountMyFlights.ca | Posted 12.30.2016 | Canada Travel
DiscountMyFlights.ca

As baggage restrictions tighten, travellers are finding more creative ways to avoid fees. But even the lightest packers find it difficult to forego checking a bag when travelling to chilly winter destinations.

Dear World, This Is How Canada Deals With Icy Roads

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada

A little ice and snow doesn't scare us.

Help Your Skin Survive Another Canadian Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.29.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Winter does bad things to your skin, so we went to an expert to get you real advice on how to look healthy while the world freezes around you.

The Hottest Style Trends For Winter

Sacha DeVoretz | Posted 12.28.2016 | Canada Style
Sacha DeVoretz

Canada is synonymous with red. This colour evokes a warm nostalgic feeling and works for everyone! Add to this some golden oak, winter white, woodrose, cabernet, snowy ice, grizzly brown and celestial blue and you have the perfect mix of colours that you can dress in and it also paints the perfect Canadian landscape!

Stylish Winter Maternity Coats For The Modern Mom

Katrina Turnbull | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Style
Katrina Turnbull

Pregnant moms-to-be rejoice! Never before have there been so many options for stylish winter maternity coats. Designers have caught up with demand. You no longer have to sacrifice fashion for function during pregnancy. I've found the best stylish winter maternity coats to keep you and your inside baby warm and toasty this winter.

Get Warm And Cozy With These Wintertime Patios

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Travel
Tiffany Leigh

When "Winter Is Coming," these spots do not fret about the chilly air -- they are armed with amenities and offer guests plenty of coziness such as wool blankets, robes, roaring fireplaces, and patio heaters. And let's not forget about specialty cocktails and comforting treats that are sure to warm you from the inside out.

New Brunswick Firefighters Smash Ice To Rescue Trapped Moose

CP | Rob Roberts,The Canadian Press | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada

The moose first appeared agitated by the firefighters, but then calmed down and simply watched them work.

How A Scarf (Or Necktube) Will Save You From Germs

Jason Tetro | Posted 12.12.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Tetro

2012-05-28-GermGuyBanner.jpg As the temperature continues to plunge this winter, many Canadians will turn to scarves -- and more recently necktubes -- to keep their necks and faces warm. These swatches of fabric ensure those areas left open by jackets and coats are kept safe from the prevailing winds and wayward flakes of snow. Yet, they may serve another purpose as protectors of our health.

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.