Winter is one of the best times to take a vacation in the western states, including a city in Europe or in Canada. There are numerous places to see in Canada which look especially good during the months of winter when they are all white and covered in snow. Canada is a place which offers a combination of rare wildlife, some amazing cities and some beautiful slopes. Apart from Canada, there are also some locations in Europe that will help you witness the beauty of snow and winter.
This is one of the most famous Ski destinations in Canada. Several competitive events have also been held here, one of them being the Winter Olympic Games of the year 2010. People who love adventure will have a blast here. This place has some challenging slopes for people who love snowboarding, winter zip-lining, and also snow-shoeing. There are various hotels here to accommodate the tourists. The city also has a great portrayal of the art and culture of this place and you can get a great view of the Rocky Mountains from here.
2. Quebec City
The Quebec City in Quebec has a history which is as old as four hundred years. It gives this city a European feel during the winter months. This city is also home to the renowned Quebec Winter Carnival and Bonhomme. In the centre of the city is the older Quebec City which is a World Heritage Site of UNESCO. It features the only fortified city in the northern part of Mexico.
3. Niagara Falls in Ontario
Irrespective to season, whether it is summer or winter, the Niagara Falls is one of the best features of Canada. The falls is located near the border of USA and Canada and is famous for the powerful beauty of this place. This place is also famous as one very valuable source of hydroelectric power. One factor that adds to people’s curiosity about this place is the legends of the devils going over this in a barrel.
A small town on the coast of the Hudson Bay is known as the ‘Polar Bear Capital of the World’. The wildlife of this place includes blue whales, polar bears and many other species of birds that enables the Ecotourism to be a big draw here.
5. Rovaniemi, Finland
Rovaniemi is famous official residence of Santa Claus. During the months of winter, the whole atmosphere of this place changes into something which reminds people a lot of Christmas and the old man in red clothes and huge white beard. There’s an Arctic Circle Grotto where Santa hangs out here. The visit to this place is free. The spirit of this place is even rejuvenated more by the presence of the snow and the reindeers.
There are several markets in Germany. There are so many things to see in Germany. However, the main attraction here during the months of winters is the Christmas markets. Things which are found here in these markets can vary from ginger bread to sleigh balls.
7. ST. Moritz, Switzerland
It comes in a list of Europe best places for sure. It is a winter wonderland. It is a luxury resort alpine town and is known for skiing. The place also contains frozen lakes and it is indeed the best place to experience winters. Romantic places in Switzerland are numerous and remain always on the priority list of every newlywed for their honeymoon.
8. Lyon, France
The place is located in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The places hosts a festival of lights which is famous among a lot of travellers. The place also offers some amazing landscapes to witness. You can plan a trip with your friends or family here.
9. Kashmir, India
Kashmir is known as heaven on earth. It has glaciers, frozen lakes and snow carpets all over. It actually looks like a winter wonderland. Sonmarg is a place in Kashmir which is called as the “Meadow of gold”. This is because it turn in to a snow paradise in winters. This place is also ideal for mountain lovers. It is a great place to trek and hike. However, if you are an expert, then only you will be able to trek here. The snow season here starts from November and stays up till April.
10. Montana, USA
If you are planning to visit Montana, then you should definitely stop at the whitefish. It is a quiet ski town and it is perfect, if you are looking for peace and tranquillity. It contains a lot of bustling shops with a ski resort on the Big Mountain. There is a lot to see and explore here. Make sure to visit their annual winter festival. It actually features the lesser known sport of joring. Apart from that, it is possible to visit on a family trip and a solo trip as well. If you love skiing, then you can probably visit it solo.