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
Whistler and Ski British Columbia 30°F 157mm 20°F 41mm 33°F 22mm 42°F 61mm 56°F 19mm 58°F 24mm 60°F 64mm 62°F 0mm 53°F 0mm 40°F 69mm 35°F 78mm 31°F 120mm
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