Canada is one of the best places to be in the wintertime. Yes, you have to shovel your driveway and wrap yourself in three layers before daring to head outside, but it's all worth it for the magical winter wonderland we get to experience. Our country is transformed into a frosty paradise, and there's so much to do and see. This winter, you can explore some incredible frozen fortresses across the nation. These Canadian ice rooms will warm your heart this snowy season, and you need to check them out.
Visit majestic rooms and venues made of ice across the country. You can spend the night in a glassy hotel, or live out your Elsa dreams and wander through a massive frozen palace. These places are so frosty you might expect a polar bear to wander through the door. Grab your scarf and mittens and start planning your icy adventure!
You'll forget you even liked the summer after visiting these places. These fortresses are perfect for a wintery day trip and for some amazing photo ops. Of course, these icy escapes won't last forever, so get out and see them while you can. Plus, it's a great excuse to indulge in a big mug of hot chocolate after.
Ketel One Ice Room
Price: $48 per person
Address: 4121 Village Green, Whistler, BC
Why You Need To Go: Hosted by Bearfoot Bistro, this B.C ice bar is a cool place to explore with a temperature of -32C. The experience comes with complimentary parkas and a flight of sub-zero vodka.
Edmonton Ice Castles
When: January 2020
Address: 9330 Groat Rd. NW, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Wander through massive ice castles filled with slides, twinkle lights, and incredible photo ops in Alberta this winter.
Fernie Ice Bar
When: December 2019
Address: 5346 Highline Dr., Fernie, BC
Why You Need To Go: Sip icy vodka inside this majestic glassy bar hosted by B.C's Lizard Creek Lodge. Complimentary parkas will keep you cozy in this frosty ice paradise.
Hotel De Glace
Price: $379 - $779 per night
Address: 1860 Valcartier Blvd., Valcartier, QC
Why You Need To Go: Spend a night in this world-renowned hotel in Quebec is entirely made of ice.* Sip from ice glasses, skate along a frosty trail and warm up in a hot tub under the stars.
Belvedere Ice Room
Price: $19.99 per half ounce vodka shots
Address: 3030 Pandosy St. 130, Kelowna, BC
Why You Need To Go: Explore an enchanting ice bar filled with chilly vodka at B.C's Canadian Brewhouse. You'll be provided a goose-down jacket, touque, and mittens to keep you toasty.
Ice Magic Festival
When: January 15 - 26, 2020
Address: 111 Lake Louise Dr., Lake Louise, AB
Why You Need To Go: Wander amongst massive gleaming sculptures and explore a giant ice castle at this majestic Lake Louise festival.