1. Talk With Military Buffs
The popular Toronto Military Show moves into a new location. Travel to Oshawa, Ont., to see one of Canada’s largest militaria and antique arms shows. Medals, badges, uniforms and antique weaponry are all on display to see, buy or trade.
Toronto Military Show
General Sikorski Hall
2. Get Frosty At The World’s Largest Winter Carnival
There’s no better way to experience the Quebecois spirit of winter than by visiting the Quebec Winter Carnival in old Quebec City. Join thousands of other revellers engaging in activities like snow baths, night parades, snow slides, giant foosball, snow sculptures, shows, sleigh rides and skating. The carnival is a unique winter experience you won’t want to miss!
Quebec Winter Carnival
Jan. 31-Feb. 16
3. Try Geocaching At Fortress Louisbourg
Fortress Louisbourg on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island offers numerous geocaches hidden in and around the various nooks and crannies of the 18th century fortified town. Throughout the winter, the national historic site offers visitors a chance to explore its fortifications, the harbour, the fishery and ruined walls.
Geocaching At Fortress Louisbourg
Monday to Friday
Throughout the winter
4. Experience Canadian History In Manitoba
The Festival du Voyageur is your chance to learn about Canada’s fur trading past and celebrate French culture all at once! Drink caribou fortified wine from an ice glass as you munch on tortiere, pea soup and poutine. Then go take part in the historical trade workshops,
see who wins the famous Beard Growing Contest and enjoy the
fiddles and jiggers.
The Festival du Voyageur
5. Cure Cabin Fever In Whitehorse
For the adventurous out there, February would be a great time to visit Whitehorse to take part in the Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous, a festival of northern culture that’s celebrating its 50th anniversary. There will be entertainers of every sort, plus contests and lots of stuff for kids to do.
Yukon Sourdough Rendezvous