Canada is the second-largest country in the world, so you can imagine the plethora of things to do and places to explore – from Vancouver, British Columbia, in the west to Quebec and Toronto in the east. The country is teeming with natural beauty and activities for outdoorsy types, but Canada’s largest cities are also great for exploring, trying new foods, and maybe even learning a little French.

WHEN TO GO

The best time to visit Canada is from May through September, when there’s great weather and the beautiful lush scenery is at its peak. It can be pretty cold between November and April, but those are also prime skiing months, if you’re going to Canada for winter sports.

High season in Canada is between June and August, and between December and March at the ski resorts. Canada is really large though, and there’s never really too many people to contend with, no matter what time of year you go. You may just want to avoid the major tourist areas during high season, as prices will go up and availability will be low.

WHERE TO GO

In Canada, it isn’t possible to run out of things to do or places to visit. After all, there is nothing small about Canada, and there shouldn’t be anything small about your Canadian vacation, either. There are many large cities to explore in Canada, there’s vast wilderness, amazing beauty, coastlines, ski resorts, and amazing national parks to visit.

Skiing on Whistler

Ski Resorts

There is tremendous skiing to be done in Canada. Try resorts like Whister Blackcomb and Mount Tremblant.

Banff's gorgeous Lake Morraine

National Parks

Canada is filled with spectacular scenery at its numerous National Parks, like Banff and Glacier National Park.

Admire the beautiful architecture of the city, both modern and historical.

Big Cities

There are many large cities to explore in Canada. Toronto is the biggest. Montreal and Vancouver are both fantastic, too.

Polar Bears in the Northern Territories

The Northern Territories

Making up nearly 40% of Canada’s total landmass, it’s one of the best places to see Northern Lights. Plus, polar bears!

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