Canada is one of the most popular destinations in the world which has spectacular landscapes and offers something for everyone. Bordered by beautiful oceans, Canada is an amazing country to visit and boasts one of the highest standards of living in the world. There are spectacular National Parks, modern cities, stunning landscapes and world famous locations like Banff, the Rockies, Niagara Falls, Lake Louise, Toronto, Halifax, Quebec City and Victoria.


Things to Do in Canada

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Canada Travel Guide

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  • Capital - Ottawa
  • Currency - Canadian Dollar (CAD)
  • Population - 34,483,000 (approx)
  • Language - English + French
  • International Dailing Code +1
  • Area - 9,976,000 km2
  • Health & Safety - Canada is a very safe country to visit, you shouldn't encounter any problems when visiting also there are no vaccinations requirements required to enter



Weather & Best Time to Visit

Due to the size of Canada the weather varies depending on where you located. Canada stretches from the Pacific to Atlantic Ocean, covering five time zones. In winter temperatures plumet and snow can cause havoc so its best to be prepared if you are visiting around October - April time.

  • Montreal Weather - In winter you can expect it to be cold and snowy. The cold in Montreal can be especially biting because of the wind-chill factor. Snowfall usually begins in November and continues through March. During winter months, the daytime temperatures are between -6°C to -15°C. Summer temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C.
  • Toronto Weather - In winter the weather is milder than most Canadian cities, yet still cold and snowy. Summer temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C. During winter months, the daytime temperatures are between -10°C to 12°C.
  • Vancouver Weather - Wet, yet mild throughout the year. Summer in Vancouver is pleasantly warm with an average temperature of 22°C. Winters are wet, but snow is rare. Average daily temperatures in winters range from 3°C to 7°C.



Canada Holidays

Travelling & Backpacking in Canada

Any trip to North America would not be complete without visiting Niagara Falls which is on the border with both New York State and Ontario in Canada. The waterfalls are breath taking and huge, the waters comes from the great lakes of North America and lots of small group adventure holidays stop off here. You should visit Horseshoe Falls which is probably the most magnificent waterfalls of Niagara. You can also join a river cruise and get up close to the famous falls. There are also plenty of places to see in the surrounding areas of Niagara Falls, you could take a trip over to Boston or sample the wine in Canada's wine growing region. The city of Buffalo in Canada is not far and quite enjoyable for a weekend too.

We recommended exploring the Canadian Rockies, this area is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the highlights of the country. The weather is fairly mild most of the year because of Pacific winds, so even though it might be less expensive to get hotels when the weather is very cold, it would be best to go sometime between March and October. Snow is common, so unless you are looking for a snowed-in holiday, the extra cost is worth it. Still, check flight sites for when the prices are lowest.

Then you could plan your trip accordingly. Art, water sports, mountains, and more than enough fun to fit in to a break here. One favorite North American destination for holidays is Vancouver, British Columbia. The city with many sky scrapers has so many public art that walking through the city feels like walking through an outdoor modern art museum. You should also try to see the Shuswap Lakes, checking out the Columbia and Icefields Parkways, going to visit Prince George, catch a ferry through he inside passage and go to the Ksan Indian Village.  

National Parks in Canada which we recommend checking out include the Jasper National Park, Banff National Park and Yoho National Park whilst taking a trip to Vancouver Island & Tofino can be a great experience.






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