If there’s ever a time to be grateful for Canada’s snowy weather, it’s the holiday season. There’s nothing more magical than the sight of our city streets decked out in festive decor and covered in a layer of fresh snowflakes. According to CNN Underscored, some Canadian cities are especially worth visiting around this time of year.

“Canada has a reputation for horrible winters. But all that fresh snow and the chilly December air make for a cozy holiday escape that helps to foster a mindset of embracing the magic of winter rather than dreading the cooler months,” the article says.

With borders reopened, CNN says that there are 10 cities that U.S. residents should have on their radar for a holiday getaway up north.

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At the top of the list is Whistler, which the article says “had to be the inspiration behind ‘Walking in a Winter Wonderland.'” In addition to skiing and snowboarding, the surrounding forests and outdoor heated pools make Whistler the ultimate destination for winter fun.

Next on the list is Lake Louise, where one of the main attractions is the 200-foot-deep turquoise lake surrounded by mountains.

Third on the list is Churchill, Manitoba, home to more polar bears per capita than any North American city. Next is Toronto, which is Canada’s mecca for Christmas markets and holiday events.

Following Toronto is the postcard-worthy town of Niagara-on-the-Lake, anyone who has ever paid a visit to this special spot during the holidays would agree that its place on this list is well-deserved.

The charming ski destination of Mont Tremblant is the next city to be included in the list, followed by the chilly but absolutely breathtaking Quebec City.

Montreal earned itself the next place on the list for its “centuries-old architecture and history” juxtaposed against world-class entertainment and dining.

The final two cities on the list are Halifax and St. John’s for the authentic holiday spirit of their local communities and the unique culture that sets them apart from the rest of Canada.