Brrrr….winter’s cold in Canada. And that’s just the way you’ll want it when you jump over the border into Montreal’s winter wonderland.

Picture this: more than 1,000 parks and playgrounds, many coated with snow and ice. One of the best is Mount Royal , the city’s highest peak, where you’ll find a ginormous refrigerated outdoor skating rink, hills upon hills of tobogganing possibilities and miles of cross-country ski trails. Whatever you do, pack the warmest, highest-quality cold-weather clothing that you can get your hands on.