Recently, Carolyn Albee wrote on Expedia.ca about the cities with the most miserable winters. Kenora, in Northwestern Ontario, placed #7 on the list. 7th is not bad when you are in the top 10 of something good. But on the most miserable? That’s not such a good thing.
After reading the complete article though, I didn’t feel so bad about being seventh. You’re probably wondering why, and it’s because of Carolyn’s ranking system. She ranked her towns by these four things:
- Average snowfall
- Cold temperatures
- Number of ways to stay warm
- Worst of the Worst which is only awarded to those that hold national records
Most years we do get snow which we are thankful for - who wants to be looking at the ugly brown fields and roads without the beautiful winter snow cover?
We can also get cold, but that’s what layering is for!
The number of ways to stay warm really got to me. While it’s nice to be able to shop and have a hot chocolate, we northerners do not curl up in a ball and stay on the couch all winter. We want to get outside and enjoy the winter months! Snowmobiling, skiing, ice fishing, snowshoeing, winter hiking, cross-country skiing and the list goes on! All of these things available to do just outside our doors makes Kenora or anywhere in Sunset Country one of the BEST places to live in the winter.
Don’t believe me? Check out all there is to do in the winter around here!