There's something thrilling about gliding on a sheet of ice while balancing on a small blade. This activity is without a doubt one of the most amusing and romantic things to do in the cold of winter. And, it just so happens to be one of the most Canadian things you can do, ever. Though Montreal abounds with its own urban skating rinks and arenas, for the most spectacular wintry vibes, you'll have to head out of the city. This year, head to the frozen forest path at Domaine Echanteurs.

This remarkable ice rink is bound to impress any and every guest. 

The trail allows skaters to drift through a majestic pine forest, enjoying the solitude and enchanting stillness of nature around them. Lucky participants may even spot some forest creatures along the path.

Don’t worry about the wind because this outdoor arena was designed to shield you from the winter breeze. But beware: you will have rosy cheeks at the end of your day! 

For those of you looking to spark some romance on the ice, I recommend checking out this rink after the sun sets. As the stars illuminate the dark sky, this sheet of ice turns into a scene straight out of a romantic comedy. 

 

Think about it, you and your date could be skating through the visually stimulating abundance of trees, sipping on hot chocolate and sharing a romantic kiss as the stars illuminate the wilderness around you.

Okay, that might be a little much, but the point is, this winter wonderland is beyond romantic and would be a badass place to propose! 

There is no way to avoid the cold in our province so you might as well embrace it. This is your opportunity to experience winter at its most glorious.

Located just 2 hours from Montreal, this sheet of frozen water is a must when it comes to winter activities. 


Domaine Echanteurs

Where: 1180 St-Félix Row Notre-Dame-du-Mont-Carmel, Quebec

When: TBA

Why: To show your on-ice skills and take in the beauty of nature. 

Cost: $18

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