Canadians have a reputation as a friendly, sociable nation and the cold northern Canadian winter doesn’t dampen their spirits. Some people wait for the cold weather to arrive so that they can enjoy their favorite winter activities while others look for indoor venues where they can relax and socialize in comfort. Luckily, there are plenty of both types of opportunities to make the winter days and nights even more enjoyable.
Finding a good strategy to get through the winter involves preparing for frosty temperatures. There are a wide range of winter sports for people who like to stay active such as skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, ice skating, dog sledding and ice fishing. During the activities themselves there isn’t always a lot of time for chatting but people who look forward to getting to know some of their co-sports enthusiasts can anticipate sitting in a lounge or lodge afterward with a cup of hot chocolate as they review the day’s events and discuss future opportunities.
There are some Canadians who prefer to stay indoors during the winter months but they also have many chances to make new acquaintances and strengthen the bonds with people that they already know. Community and sports centers often offer their arenas to amateurs who may be looking for a pick-up game of hockey or basketball. Other people enjoy getting together for folk dancing, indoor speed-walking and additional non-competitive sports. A variety of more sedate, indoor hobbies bring people together including book clubs at libraries and classes at local community colleges, enabling Canadians to pass cold winter nights in a stimulating social atmosphere.
Canadians who are interested in developing individual connections may also contact the Lifemates Program which introduces singles for purposes of friendship and relationships (see Lifemates complaints and reviews).