How best to describe Winter in Canada? Bitterly cold, snowy and oh so long. However, if you’re well prepared and love the snow – it is a blast!
Here are some of the things I’ve been up to during my first Winter in Montreal.
Skiing in Mont Tremblant
So I took to the slopes in Mont Tremblant. It was my third time skiing and honestly, it was terrifying. I look relatively composed in the photo however, skiing is so tricky when you haven’t been brought up on the slopes. It was still amazing to be outdoors in the cold and surrounded by nature!
Taking walks in the snow
If you’re not a fan of skiing, walking in Mont Tremblant is breathtaking. It was my first time walking on a frozen river! It was a really strange sensation walking on a frozen lake. With every step, my feet sank into the fresh snow until it reached the thick icy layer. It took me about 10 minutes to stop freaking out and to realise I wasn’t going to fall into the lake!
Watching the Hockey
I have to admit, I don’t know anything about hockey but I was lucky enough to see the Canadians play twice this year! The atmosphere is electric in the stadium especially if the Canadians are winning.
Since I was unable to go home for Christmas, I took a trip to Ottawa for a weekend. Although it was -25, it was so lovely to drive an hour or so to Ottawa and experience a different city covered in a blanket of snow during Winter.
Cooking cosy food
I have become obsessed with Carrot and Sweet Potato soup this Winter! Anyway, the cold months are great to test out new recipes and snuggle up with a film.
And of course, a nice sweet treat every now and again!
And I mean, are you even a Brit in Canada if you don’t try out your local chippy?
I’m feeling so lucky to be living in a city where I feel so happy. Here’s to making the most of a great Winter in Montreal!