Get geared up and ready for the outdoors this spring and summer! Taking place downtown Toronto this weekend at the Direct Energy Centre at Exhibition Place: the Toronto Sportsmen’s Show: celebrating 65 years of introducing generations to the Canadian outdoor with the latest products, trip ideas and products for outdoor enthusiasts.
It’s Ottawa Fashion Week (Feb 8 to 10, 2013), happening this weekend at the Ottawa Convention Centre. Enjoy runway shows all weekend long by local Canadian artists.
Enjoy the family fun to be had at Snow Village Canada in Montreal’s Parc Jean-Drapeau, a unique ice fortress with an ice hotel made up of 20 suites, six igloos, a restaurant and ice chapel. This year’s theme: New York City. The village is open until Mar 21, 2013.
In Winnipeg, don’t miss visiting the Winnipeg Art Gallery where you can now visit two real, live igloos with the cost of admission. Courtesy of the Manitoba Urban Inuit Association (MUIA) the igloos, as wide as 9-feet in diameter and 7-feet high, celebrate the opening of the next Creation & Transformation: Defining Moments in Inuit Art exhibition, highlighting 115 works from the WAG’s collection.
This weekend near Vancouver, Grouse celebrates its annual 24 Hours of Winter (Feb 9 and 10, 2013) for diehard winter enthusiasts and winter wonderland seekers to take advantage of endless winter sports. From kid’s hockey to skiing, snowshoeing, shopping and dining, there’s 24 hours of fun planned for visitors and locals.
In B.C., enjoy the long Family Day weekend with a trip to Whistler, where they’re offering 50% OFF on lift tickets for BC residents .
Don your long johns this weekend and check out the city of Truro, Nova Scotia for their Truro Winter Long John Festival. Just an hour from Halifax, the festival celebrates winter and all of the fun that goes along with it: sledding, skating, skiing, snowshoeing and much more for all ages, families and abilities.
Head to New Brunswick’s Plaster Rock, a couple hours’ drive from Frederiction for the famous World Pond Hockey Championships. A true Canadian tradition, the event brings more than 100 teams from around the world to compete on 20 “ice ponds” in teams of four – no goalie, of course!