Canada holidays

Essential Information

Currency
Canadian dollar
1.00 USD = 1.25 CAD
CURRENT WEATHER
Partly Sunny
+21°C

Why Canada

Canada is a country of sparsely populated regions, prairies, forests, snowy mountains, well-preserved environment and with excellent quality of life in urban environments, something you will discover on Canada holidays.

Most of its population is concentrated in the milder cities, near the American border, in the south, in the region of the Atlantic coast and in the São Lourenço valley, in which are Quebec, Montreal, Toronto, and Ottawa. In the summer, Canadian cities undergo a radical change, when they seem to become more cheerful and lively. In winter, due to the harsh climate, Canadians live in an artificial and closed world but at the same time comfortable and sophisticated.

 

From a tourist point of view, Canada can be a more practical and economical alternative than the US for those who enjoy national parks, wildlife, and big modern cities: Canadian visas are easier to get, and life is cheaper. Besides offering a lifestyle very similar to the American, Canada offers you a sweet European touch in its French-speaking provinces on holidays in Canada.

 

Climate

Toronto

Spring: By April, if you want to enjoy spring, you will find a minimum of 1 degrees Celsius and a maximum of 10 degrees Celsius

 

Summer: In July, the summer of Toronto reaches 26 degrees Celsius on thermometers.

Autumn: In October, the temperature begins to fall, and the maximum does not exceed 13 degrees Celsius.

Winter: January is the month of snow. The maximum is no more than -1 degrees Celsius.

Québec

Quebec is already a colder city, even in the summer. Anyone who enjoys going to Canada will have to take the coats out of the closet.

Spring: In April, the maximum does not exceed 7 degrees Celsius.

Summer: July is the month of 24 degrees Celsius. Even heat, go.

Autumn: October is getting cooler, and the maximum does not exceed 11 degrees Celsius.

Winter: Want to enjoy a temperature of -8 degrees Celsius? Take advantage of the month of January to leave for holidays to Canada to practice its winter sport tourism.

Vancouver

Spring: April with its maximum temperature of 14 degrees Celsius.

Summer: maximum 23 degrees Celsius.

Autumn: minimum 7 degrees Celsius/maximum 14 degrees Celsius.

Winter: minimum -1 degrees Celsius/maximum 5 degrees Celsius, at least not negative!

How to Spend Your Canada Holidays

You will find remnants of three distinct peoples, French, British and indigenous, who have made Canada a multicultural country that holds details that will delight you every day. It would be difficult to make a "Top 10" with the best attractions in Canada because they are all very good. The most popular and sought-after destinations are Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, Whistler, Niagara Falls, Calgary, National Parks in the Rockies (Banff and Jasper), and beautiful Whitehorse to observe the Aurora Borealis.

Regardless of your choice, you will see on holidays in Canada that it is a country that respects and takes advantage of the beauties that nature offers. You can hold various snow sports, water sports or in the parks and observe the natural beauties that cover the country. Canada is a country that has adopted bilingualism, having as its first language English and second language French. However, it's not the whole country that speaks French, 80% of the population speaking this language is in the Quebec region. Thanks to its colonization and the tourists that the country receives, it also adopts multiculturalism, where all cultures are considered important and respected.

Where to Stay

In Canada, there is a wide variety of hotels available for temporary stays. The choice of hotels for accommodation has some advantages like private rooms and daily maid service. It is always better for tourist to make reservations in advance before leaving for Canada holidays and during the high tourist season it is essential, so you do not risk not finding any free rooms. From May to August, hotels usually have a large number of reservations (usually 90% of the rooms filled) and having to find a place to stay when arriving in Canada without having a reservation can be a big challenge. It is important to remember to make reservations at least a week in advance.

The hotel services, price, and quality vary a lot. Rooms in large cities are usually more expensive. In general, you will find hotels in Canada that are clean, comfortable, and reasonably priced. Most hotels accept credit cards and reservations can be made directly on the hotel's website or by a travel agent in their home country. Check out booked.net Canada holiday packages and find the most suitable offer for you.

When to Go

In the summer. Canada, mainly the north of the country is cold. In southern Canada, from May to the end of September, temperatures are mild. In the north of the country, summer is the best season for holidays in Canada, with long days and pleasant temperatures.

In winter the temperatures are below freezing, sometimes very low (-20 or -30 degrees Celsius).

The Pacific coast of Canada has milder temperatures. The Atlantic coast and the interior of Canada have the most severe temperatures. In the provinces of Ontario and Quebec, snow covers the big cities, leaving the streets virtually deserted, because the cold is unbearable.

How to Get to Canada

Canada holidays begin at one of the country’s 13 international airports, which are based in the following cities: Calgary, Edmonton, Gander, Halifax, Hamilton, Montreal-Dorval, Montreal-Mirabel, Ottawa, St. John's, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, and Winnipeg. Many other cities have airports for domestic flights.

The main airlines are Air Canada and Canadian-Airlines International. They do domestic and international flights to America and Europe, mainly. Also, many other airlines offer domestic flights: Air New and Air Atlantic on the east coast, Time Air and Air BC on the west coast and Air Alliance, Air Ontario and West-Jet in the central regions of the country. Also, 75 local airlines are connecting local regions.

Planning Your Holidays to Canada

Vancouver:  On the Pacific side, there is only one really important metropolis: Vancouver, perhaps the most English of Canadian cities. Learn more about Vancouver's tourist attractions

Montreal's bustling, European-era city has 18th century colonization buildings alongside modern, boldly-styled buildings. Its name derives from the central hill, called Mont Royal, where is the park of the same name. Learn more about Québec's tourist attractions.

On the shores of Lake Ontario, Toronto is the largest, most modern and rich Canadian city, a New York type with a British pinch and strong cultural and gastronomic life. The CN Tower, the world's tallest tower, is perfect for enjoying the city and lake views on Canada holidays. Toronto has many underground tracks and covered galleries.

Niagara Falls: In the Great Lakes region, Niagara Falls near the town of Buffalo, on the border with the United States, deserve to be seen: tons of water fall with an enormous impact, forming a haze of droplets. The gigantic waterfalls can be seen by boat or from the top by helicopter.

North of Canada: The northern region of the country is sparsely populated and cold during most of the year, and can only be visited from May to October. Its landscapes are the most spectacular of North America, with snowy mountains, green water lakes, valley with rivers, waterfalls and a huge amount of wild animals.

The Canadian cuisine mixes the native base with the influence of diverse communities of colonizers that arrived on this earth over the centuries. Only in Toronto, then more than 60 communities were mixed, although the Chinese and Italian are the largest about gastronomy. In the state of Newfoundland, cod and fin pie are the most popular dishes, while on the Atlantic coast one can sample excellent fish and seafood.

The city of Quebec is famous for its French influence in cuisine, and many of the restaurants serve the most famous dish of French fries with an American twist. On the other hand, the prime meats are typical in the savannah region, while in British Columbia the salmon is an absolute star. In the northern territories, you must taste grilled cod and Arctic trout on your holidays to Canada.

Canadian beer is of good quality. There are different brands and types, as Pilsner and German ones. The wine is produced in the regions of Ontario and British Columbia and has an acceptable quality.

Conclusion

If you were already curious about Canada, of course after checking this information your will to visit has increased, has not it? Imagine a place where school, for children and adolescents, is mandatory and quality; Where the common spaces (streets, squares, schools, churches...) are ultra-well preserved; Where public transport works and offers comfort to citizens and tourists; Where there is no dirt on the streets, and people are absurdly well-educated; Where all the tax paid by the people is reversed in works and improvements; Where the development index is one of the highest in the world; Where there is security, policing and tranquility, among many other great things…

Yes, that country exists and you can see it for yourself with Booked.net’s package holidays to Canada.