From ice hockey to ice sculptures, cottage country is very much alive in the dead of winter. Canadians may not live in igloos (contrary to popular belief), but they’re serious champions of icy activities nonetheless.  While December was disconcertingly balmy, January is showing us the snow and with ample white stuff all about town there is an array of winter activities to add to your January agenda.

January Happenings: Coast to Coast

Fireworks Over the Falls | Niagara Falls, Ontario

Every evening in January (and February) beginning at dusk, the Niagara Falls are illuminated in the colours of the rainbow, using 21 xenon lights that shine with the brilliance of 250 million candles. In addition to the light show there are fireworks every Friday, with the final two shows of the season slated for January 20th and 27th at 9PM.

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TD Rink at the Brink | Niagara Falls, Ontario

This outdoor ice skating rink is a snowball’s throw away from the Niagara Falls, offering unparalleled panoramic view of a North American natural world wonder. The rink is open weekdays from 4-9PM and weekends 12-10PM, with private ice rental available for group events. Admission is $7.00 for adults, $6.00 for youth, and free for children 4 years and under!

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Okanagan Wine Festival | Kelowna, British Columbia

January is a busy month for west coast wining and dining, with gastronomic gatherings scheduled almost every day. From port and cheese socials to spirituous brunch buffets, the Okanagan Wine Festival is not for the faint-appetited. View the full Event Calendar for exact dates and locations.

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