Winter approaches quickly.
While many might dread it, we're excited. Sure, the cold season can bring plenty of inconvenience on roads and public transit but it can also make for some spectacular sights across Canada.
The Great White North is home to incredible terrain, historic sites, and cities that can sparkle with a sprinkling of snow.
We know winter has its challenges. But for now we'd rather focus on the beauty.
Here are 12 breathtaking sights to see in a Canadian winter:
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"Canyon Lights" in North Vancouver, B.C.
They're quite something.
Niagara Falls. Frozen.
And especially at night.
An ice hotel.
Could you sleep here?
Winter art projects. Like Montreal's "Entre les Rangs."
Old Quebec City.
It's magical at Christmastime.
Night skating in Montreal's Old Port.
Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg, Ont.
(Photo: Jazmin Million/Wikimedia Commons)
Its "Alight at Night' event sees millions of lights strung around historic buildings.
Moraine Lake in Alberta.
It's pretty at any time of year. But winter is special.
The Icefields Parkway.
It's a spectacular drive through Alberta's Rocky Mountains.
The Northern Lights over Nunavut.
Watch them light up the snow on the ground.
Winter can be tough ...
There was so much snow in the Maritimes last year, some people had to dig a tunnel to reach their car.(Photo: Stephanie Collicutt)
But it can also make for plenty of icy beauty.
So just remember this when the cold gets you down.
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