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I am lucky enough to have lived in many places across Canada, BC, Alberta, Montreal, Quebec, Newfoundland and Nova Scotia. We have some of the best winter traditions and what’s cool is we celebrate them across the country. In BC when I was in grade school we had Bonhomme, Quebec’s king of the winter carnival. We would have rolled maple syrup that was poured hot over the snow, each of us wearing our red toque and sash to represent Bonhomme as he did for heroes past.

In any province you can find Canadians downhill or cross country skiing, tubing or sledding. There is nothing better than a beautiful blue sky day with the sun shining down on the glistening snow.

And one winter traditions most Canadians share, shoveling snow!

Leanne A – INLIV

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