Playing it cool
Gigantic ice castles, amazing snow sculptures and 1,500-person snowball fi ghts — just some of the ways to embrace the cold in Edmonton, Canada's winter capital
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Journey to the Devil's hole
A 'polar' adventure in southern Labrador, the Arctic next door
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Surfing the Skook
The thrills, spills and chills of riding the waves in British Columbia's Skookumchuck Narrows
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True North

Eat like a fur trader, Carolina castaway, Ski to seaway and On our radar
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Hamilton, Ontario
A renaissance of art and design, fantastic food and ice climbing in Hamilton, Ontario
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Skating outside is practically a Canadian rite of passage, and there's nowhere better to do it than on one of these rinks

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