Summer! Despite its’ allure for skiing and other icy adventures, Canada’s Summers are when life is dialed up. July and August are the best times to visit, with September a close runner up. Sure, things get busier in the popular months. However, ‘busy’ is not a word used often in Canada, it’s a place to refresh and rejuvenate any time of year.
Winter (Dec –Feb)
This is an epic time to indulge in every snowy fantasy. For all else (excluding the milder West Coast), Winter can be a sub-zero ordeal. Luckily Canada is set up with indoor malls and covered walkways. But if you’re up for the thrill of exploring the challenge of daytime temperatures under minus five degrees (and far below), rug up and be prepared to wear thermal underwear – constantly.
Spring (Mar – May)
In Spring the entire country re-awakens, and the thrill is contagious. Gradual snowmelt reveals forests and wildflowers and wildlife re-emerges from the long Winter hibernation.
Summer (June - Aug)
Bingo! This is the Canada you’ve dreamed of, with access to all areas. Make a beeline for British Columbia. Those wet Pacific Depressions are over, with long sunlight days and warm temperatures ideal for exploring.
Autumn (Sept – Nov)
Areas around Cape Breton and Quebec are for leaf-lovers, a storm of burnt hues during autumn. Catch the tail end of Indian Summers when nature is in full splendour before shutting up shop for Winter. September is still a busy month in the south, while from October the northern tourist areas are starting to settle into the long Winter hibernation.