Written by Dustin Manley
My hometown of Bracebridge, "The Land of Eternal Christmas" began holding the annual “Fire and Ice Festival” in 2016, long after I had moved away. At the end of January, they close downtown and put up a snow tube hill on Manitoba Street. The whole town came out for the event, so the two-hour lineup for a chance to go down the hill was a bit much. Thankfully there were plenty of activities like ice sculpting, face-painting, and maple syrup eating to entertain me and my niece.