Best Time to Visit Canada

Canada is best visited in the summer or the winter, depending on the purpose of your trip. Unless you’re traveling to ski, the summer and fall months give sunny days and pleasant temperatures, making it the best time to head north. Despite its vast size, Canada’s weather patterns are similar across the entire country and largely mimics that of Europe. With most diverse habitats, you can expect temperate coastal regions and snowy mountain peaks, but you will generally find warm temperatures in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter.

June through October should be considered the summer travel season, with weather and crowds peaking July through September. To beat the crowds, consider traveling in June or October but speak with your trusted Scott Dunn expert to ensure you have proper expectations for each season. January through March is reserved for skiing but comes with very cold temperatures.

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Climate guide for Canada

Destination Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Alberta -7°C 13mm -19°C 15mm -3°C 5mm 6°C 4mm 12°C 17mm 15°C 118mm 17°C 162mm 16°C 52mm 12°C 25mm 3°C 22mm -3°C 26mm -7°C 10mm
Manitoba -16°C 15mm -18°C 15mm -6°C 2mm 5°C 24mm 11°C 37mm 19°C 27mm 22°C 111mm 20°C 62mm 14°C 154mm 4°C 70mm -4°C 16mm -11°C 6mm
Ontario -5°C 65mm -3°C 68mm 0°C 68mm 7°C 83mm 12°C 101mm 18°C 106mm 23°C 74mm 21°C 54mm 18°C 36mm 12°C 141mm 2°C 39mm 0°C 81mm
Quebec -12°C 37mm -11°C 68mm -5°C 121mm 3°C 217mm 10°C 11mm 16°C 0mm 22°C 0mm 19°C 3mm 13°C 0mm 8°C 0mm -2°C 0mm -6°C 0mm
Whistler and Ski British Columbia -1°C 157mm -7°C 41mm 1°C 22mm 6°C 61mm 13°C 19mm 15°C 24mm 16°C 64mm 17°C 0mm 12°C 0mm 5°C 69mm 2°C 78mm -1°C 120mm
Yukon -14°C 21mm -17°C 9mm -2°C 0mm 2°C 8mm 11°C 16mm 13°C 54mm 17°C 37mm 13°C 42mm 10°C 6mm 0°C 32mm -5°C 15mm -9°C 10mm
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