Best Time to Visit Canada

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Best Time to Visit Canada

Journeying across Canada can take you kayaking with whales, witnessing polar bears, zip lining at full-speed or watching the dancing northern lights. But you can’t do everything all through the year as many activities are seasonal. Plus, there’s the weather to account for! That’s why you need this guide to figure the best time to visit Canada.

Spring in Canada

From the end of March halfway into June could be the best time to visit Canada for the increasingly warm weather, the return of springtime blossoms and the relatively low rates. By June, even the mountains and other snowed off areas become accessible. Festivals like Tulip Festival in Ottawa, Cherry Blossom Festival in Vancouver and Canadian Music Fest in Toronto are other great reasons to plan a spring tour.

Tip: Even with the returning sun, it can get cold and rainy at some places and times, so do carry some warm, rain-proof clothing.

Summer in Canada

Considered the best time to travel to Canada in terms of activities and accompanying great weather. Festival season really comes to life, with everything from the Jazz Festival and Just for Laughs comedy event in Montreal to the Calgary Stampede or the Celebration of Light in Vancouver. There’s also every level of hiking trail, every kind of forest or national parks, even beaches and lakesides to experience at their best.

Tip: Make all bookings well in advance to beat tourist crowds to the best deals.

Autumn in Canada 

The foliage turns from green to gold, showcasing every colour in between, autumn is truly the best season to go to Canada. Not only can you avail great off-season prices, the weather is quite pleasant and there are multiple exciting events like the Tremblant Symphony of Colours, Waterloo Oktoberfest or Niagara Grape & Wine Festival.

Tip: Late August to November is the Salmon Run, that’s the best time to go to Canada for bear spotting.

Winter in Canada

It might be freezing cold but that doesn’t mean it’s not the best time to visit Canada! Winters may have short days but it’s big on entertainment, enjoyment and a host of activities. Winter sports, the surreal northern lights and festivals like the Winterlude Festival in Ottawa, Santa Claus Parade in Toronto and Quebec Winter Festival are some of the highlights.

Tip: Pack more than enough warm clothes as temperatures can dip well below freezing.

Now that you have a better idea of how the year goes, deciding the best time to visit Canada is easier! And you always have SOTC on hand for more personalised information and the perfect Canada tour packages.

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