Oh, Canada! The best time to visit is summer, when the entire country comes alive. After a long winter hibernation, the people, and flora and fauna are ready to bust out and celebrate the sunshine. So get amongst it, whether chatting to surfers on Victoria Island or spotting moose in The Rockies, it’s your moment to relax and recharge.
Winter (Dec –Feb)
Canada is the original winter wonderland. Skiers and snowboarders will head directly to Whistler to carve up the Canadian slopes. For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry ground, be charmed by the Gothic snow-topped roofs of Montreal… but be prepared to wear thermals: in some areas, temperatures can be low as -36 degrees. If seeking a White Christmas, a Globus Christmas in Canada is just the ticket.
Spring (Mar – May)
Ah, breathe deeply. Winter is over and as the snow melts, an entirely new landscape emerges. This is an exciting time in Canada; animals who have hidden from the cold brave the outdoors in Ontario again. Likewise, Vancouver locals creep out of heated homes and Stanley Park bustles with life again. But weather can be unpredictable, so pack for anything and everything. You don’t want something like weather to get in the way of Living It Up.
Summer (June - Aug)
Not only is it ideal weather, but Canada in summer is an event and festival bonanza. Bears take their poised positions to catch the salmon as they run upstream. The Calgary Stampede kicks off, literally, with a rodeo. The Festival de Jazz de Montreal attracts thousands of global jazz artists. Whether toe tapping or cowboy-hat wearing, summer in Canada is the perfect place to Go Live It Up with Globus.
Autumn (Sept – Nov)
The visual brilliance of Canada in Autumn will take your breath away. In Vancouver, nip into the Butchart Gardens, where the Japanese Garden is layered with vibrant maples and golden chrysanthemums. Moving East, The Rockies are alive with alive with gold aspen leaves, while in Ontario cedar trees boast fiery tones. Tones intensify as you had East and Quebec pops with the dazzling colours of sugar maples, dancing across the spectrum from yellow to orange to red. Temperatures are ideal for being outside, so breathe in the scent of turning foliage, crunch leaves underfoot, and leave feeling refreshed after an Autumn tour to Canada.