Best Time to Visit Canada

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Here, you will find information about the climate and the best time to travel for the holiday destination Canada. The destination consists of the following regions: Yukon, British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, Newfoundland, Rocky Mountains, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto und Montreal.

First, you will find a quick overview over the climate of all regions. Furthermore, you will find more information about the climate of any destination by navigating to the detail page of a region. There, you will have access to exact climate information including climate tables and charts containing information about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Finally, we analyzed all climate data and conclude with a recommendation for the best time to travel for all regions of the destination Canada. So you will know which months have the best weather for your holiday.

Yukon

Thermometer Symbol -34 °C to 22 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.391.85 in (2 – 8 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between -5.1 °C (Dawson) and -1.2 °C (Whitehorse)
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Best Time to Travel: June, July, and August

More details: Climate of Yukon

British Columbia

Thermometer Symbol -26 °C to 23 °C
Waves Symbol 8 °C to 14 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.477.32 in (5 – 22 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between -1 °C (Fort Nelson) and 11 °C (Vancouver)
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Best Time to Travel: June, July, and August
Good Time to Travel: May, June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of British Columbia

Alberta

Thermometer Symbol -16 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.593.62 in (5 – 14 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 2.3 °C (Banff) and 3.9 °C (Edmonton)
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Best Time to Travel: July, and August
Good Time to Travel: all except March, April, May, and November

More details: Climate of Alberta

Ontario

Thermometer Symbol -8 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.813.31 in (9 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Ontario

Quebec

Thermometer Symbol -15 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.443.66 in (12 – 17 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Quebec

Newfoundland

Thermometer Symbol -23 °C to 21 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.136.57 in (9 – 14 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between -0.6 °C (Goose Bay) and 4.9 °C (St. John’s)
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Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, and August

More details: Climate of Newfoundland

Rocky Mountains

Thermometer Symbol -15 °C to 22 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.872.36 in (5 – 10 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: January, February, July, August, September, October, and December

More details: Climate of Rocky Mountains

Vancouver

Thermometer Symbol 1 °C to 23 °C
Waves Symbol 8 °C to 14 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.547.32 in (7 – 22 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Vancouver

Calgary

Thermometer Symbol -13 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.353.7 in (7 – 14 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Calgary

Toronto

Thermometer Symbol -8 °C to 27 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 1.813.31 in (9 – 15 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Toronto

Montreal

Thermometer Symbol -15 °C to 26 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 2.443.66 in (12 – 17 Days of Rain)
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Best Time to Travel: May, June, July, August, and September

More details: Climate of Montreal

Geographical location


The North American state of Canada lies between the Atlantic and the Pacific, with the Arctic Ocean border to the north. In the south of Canada lies the United States of America. There is another (sea) border to the Danish autonomous area of Greenland.

Canada is the second largest country in the world after Russia. Around 36 million people live on an area of almost 10 million square kilometres. This results in a population density of only about 3.5 inhabitants per square kilometre. Capital of the country is Ottawa in the southeast.

The north-south extension is 2900 miles at its largest point. The largest of Canada’s many islands is Baffin Island, which covers an area of 315000 square miles and is the fifth largest island in the world.

In the south-west of the country, the Rocky Mountains stretch along the Pacific coast from north to south. Canada has a total of six time zones. Besides Ottawa, the largest conurbations are located in Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton, Québec and Winnipeg.

Climate in Canada


Due to its enormous surface area, Canada has four different climatic zones: The country has a polar, a maritime, a continental and a cool temperate climate region with many regional characteristics. East of the Rocky Mountains there is a cold climate, this region is exposed to the air currents of the Artkis.

West of the mountains you will find significantly milder temperatures. The Pacific Ocean causes a quite mild winter with a lot of precipitation. The other parts of Canada are very cold and snowy in the winter months. Summers are comparatively short, with maximum temperatures of 26 °C in Toronto in the southeast. Similarly high temperatures can be reached further inland.

When to visit Canada?


It is difficult to estimate the best travel time for Canada as a whole. The most popular summer travel season is from June to September, with many regions also offering good travel conditions in May. In the north of the country, the best time to travel is in July and August. In the interior of the country, the southern areas in particular are very warm in summer, while fresh temperatures can be expected in the coastal areas along the Atlantic.

The best time for winter sports enthusiasts to travel to the Rocky Mountains is between December and February, but at this time many roads are difficult to drive on due to the masses of snow. If you prefer to explore the countryside in Alberta, British Columbia and the rest of the world, nature shows itself in all its glory, especially in summer.

You can enjoy the so-called Indian Summer especially in New England, especially impressive is the play of colours in the mild autumn months.

Highlights and Attractions


Niagara Falls is located in the southeast of Lake Ontario, south of Toronto. These should always be considered on a Canada trip, even if you are quite overcrowded in the high season. In Vancouver you will find the famous Stanley Park, an oasis in the middle of the big and colourful city. Quebec entices with a dreamlike old town and small winding alleys, quaint shops as well as a very special atmosphere.

The Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler is recommended for all winter holidaymakers. The unique view is an absolute highlight. Other attractions in Canada include Lake Ontario with the Toronto Islands, the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet and the Seawall in Vancouver. The northern Yukon region is often connected to the US state of Alaska within the framework of round trips.

The most important sights in Alberta are the wild and romantic places Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise with the lake of the same name, which is one of the most beautiful natural scenery in the world. The island of Newfoundland in the Atlantic Ocean and forms its own province with Labdrador. Adventure tours lure with whale watching and dreamlike impressions, for example in Gros Morne National Park.
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