Canada's cold, snowy winters are nothing new—but your hiking boots should be. Unless you’re impervious to wet and frigid feet, it might be time to invest in a new pair of waterproof, winter-rated hiking boots.

Here are five of our top picks for Women’s winter hiking boots in Canada:

1. Oboz

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With waterproof Nubuck leather, 200 grams 3M™ Thinsulate™  insulation and molded rubber heels, these boots keep you warm and dry on winter hikes. Plus, the granite peak outsoles with special winterized rubber offer extra traction on icy trails. Topped with thermal wool, you’ll stay cozy with these stylish boots.

2. Salomon

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An sports equipment company from the Alps should know how to make awesome winter boots, right? Salomon puts their technology to the test with these waterproof winter boots that keep your toes toasty up to -18°C. The mud guard makes it practical, while the red-and-black ski boot-reminiscent design keeps it stylish for trekking the slopes.

3. Merrell

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These waterproof winter boots use lightweight, low-bulk insulation to keep your feet warm and dry on outdoor adventures. Vibram® Arctic Grip outsoles stop you from slipping on icy spots, while the M Select™ technology lets out moisture and seals out water.

4. Baffin

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Keeping you comfortable all the way from 10ºC to -20ºC, these black-and-plum boots feature a form-fitting, fix-lined inner boot system. The frost plate, front webbing and waterproof breathable soft upper shell contribute to a well-designed winter hiking boot.

5. Windriver

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Breathable but still waterproof, the pops of pink/purple on the laces give these black, antimicrobial boots a feminine feel. And they mean business: they're sturdy on sheer ice, comfortable over long treks and insulated with the lightest yet warmest materials.

  

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