For months we’ve relied on the outdoors to enable us to gather with others in relative safety. Slow streets, expanded bike lanes, and extended patios, as well as access to quality open spaces, trails and parks, made the COVID-19 experience more tolerable.

As we brace for another possible spike in COVID-19 infections this winter, University of Waterloo recreation and leisure studies professor Troy Glover says we need a reason to bundle up and go outside.

Glover says more towns and cities should follow the lead of places like Montreal, Edmonton and Winnipeg — which have dubbed themselves “winter cities” and have embraced a global movement to bring tourism to winter destinations.

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