When talking about winter fun, one thing that comes to my mind is Canada, especially Ontario 🙂
The cold season is long in the North part of North America and having fun is the best thing to do. In the years with a lack of snow for instance, Canadians are unhappy, because they cannot use their snow toys 🙂
In fact I heard Canadians saying that they don’t like summer, because it’s too hot – huh…
In the winter, families go outside to have fun and share the joy of the snow with big zest.
I can do it mom! – says this little one 🙂
Even the Canadian pets are having fun in the winter…
Outside or inside, people like to skate… or at least they try:
BTW: The Rideau Canal Skateway is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and people enjoy skating along a length of 7.8 kilometers (4.8467 miles).
I didn’t skate since I was a teenager, but I enjoyed taking photos 🙂
During my 6 years of living in Ottawa I had the opportunity to see and photograph many winter activities. One that’s also popular is Ice fishing on the Ottawa river or nearby lakes.
Some find that it’s even funnier to fish at dusk… I took this photo on the other side of Ottawa river, in Gatineau, Quebec.
And if you like winter outdoors activities, Gatineau Park offers 361.31 km2 (139.50 sq mi) of hiking and sporting.
But the winter fun in Canada doesn’t stop with winter sports. For some, a good activity is to admire the Centennial Flame while keeping warm with a hot coffee.
** This is a fountain with a symbolic flame in the center, and the the coat of arms of each province around it. It is located in front of the Parliament building in Ottawa. As I said, the winter is long in Canada and the fun is great. I hope you like what you have seen so far 🙂 Stay tuned for more to come in my next posts!
* Posted as part of my WP Weekly Travel Photo Challenge #8: Winter Fun.
Do you have some beautiful photography showing any kind of – family friendly 😉 winter fun? Feel free to share your posts as well!
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I also submitted to:
Cee’s challenge: On the Hunt for Joy Challenge: Week 1 – Get Outside | Nurturing Thursday: – Happiness is a Choice | FOWC with Fandango — Zest |
That does look like a lot of fun! but brrrrr! I wish I could ice skate but I kept falling down. I don’t know why as I don’t have a problem rollerskating.
Thank you MNL! It was cold, yes, but with the sun it was really not too bad especially if you keep moving.
About skating it’s probably because the ice is slippery…(?) Ha, ha… 🙂
I came here from Nurturing Thursday and enjoyed this post. I’m American and prefer warm weather, but have some friends who love the Canadian winters so much that they built a cabin in Canada for winter vacations.
Ha, ha, thank you Meg – that’s funny but totally understandable 🙂
My next post will show even more 🙂
I’m in southern Ontario, but still prefer summer heat to winter cold, any day. That said, your joyful photos almost make me want to go outside and play. We’re getting lots of rain this weekend. Cheers!
Thank you Debbie! I know what you mean… 😉 The winter is looong (maybe too long) in Canada, but when I go South I miss it 🙂
Oh what delightful and joyful photos you bring us. Thanks for playing with everyone. 😀
Thank you Cee! Lots of fun in the Canadian wintertime 🙂
I knew I didn’t have anything Canadian, but did have this from my one winter in Vermont 😊
Thank you Felipe for your participation. I like your tree covered by snow. I bet you have fun taking photos there in Vermont (at least) 🙂
Had a kick showing Sheila your winter pics, Tatiana! She’s from Vermont & really liked the little one pulling the sled w/a grown up, lol! I thought your world heritage canal shot was fab, btw! Smile
Thank you Felipe! So happy to hear this 🙂
I love this post. Makes me want to go out and play!
Thank you “Librarylady” it was fun watching them 🙂