If you're going to live in Canada, you'd better accept that winter is a big part of our lives -- and what better way to do that than to dress warmly, go outside and play! You can have lots of fun making snow forts and having snowball fights, and toboganning. There are two toboggans that are lots of fun:
The Snow Screamer Foam Sled F47 ($39.95, Ages 5+, gift guide page 51): Whiz your way down the hill on this super fast sled! Made from lightweight foam, it's easy to climb back up the hill with this sled in your hand. Laminated on both top and bottom means it goes super fast, while also preventing it from splitting or cracking. One or two riders.
Zipfy Mini Luge ($49.95, Ages 7+, gift guide page 51): A fast luging-style sled, the Zipfy is easy to steer: simply grip the handle and lean to the right or left to turn in either direction. To stop, use your heels to slow down. The luge travels long distances and is easy to pull up the hill because it's so light-weight. There is a mini version too, the Zipfy Junior, great for younger kids. Zipfys come in four colours, pink, yellow, blue, red and green.
Sno-Paint Sno-Crayons ($5.95 each, Ages 5+, gift guide page 51): Great for the artist who wants to use his or her creative juices outdoors! Flip the lid, fill the compartment with warm water and add the colour solution. Shake to mix then squirt and aim for the snow. Comes in three colours, blue, red or green, each sold separately.