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5 Canadian Towns That Are Real-Life Winter Wonderlands

As stores trade beach displays for winter ones and Starbucks starts to smell more like cinnamon, Canadians notice the first hints of holiday cheer. It's no secret that Canada becomes a lot more magical during the holiday season, with guaranteed snow in many areas and fun holiday activities like sleigh rides and dog sledding always on schedule. However, these five Canadian towns and cities go above and beyond to turn their downtown streets into real-life winter wonderlands.

Canada's Most Creative Cities

In this exclusive excerpt for HuffPost from Richard Florida's new book, the author reveals that scientists and engineers, architects and designers, artists and entertainers and the growing ranks of professional knowledge workers -- what he labels as The Creative Class" -- now number more than five million in Canada, or roughly 30 per cent of the workforce. So where do they live?