Four seasons of fun: planning your year-round family adventure in Canada

It’s an unforgettable opportunity to experience all four seasons in Canada. The country that is known for its stunning landscapes and swaying temperatures. Summers are around 20ºC and winters are around 2ºC. Although the spring and autumn are frequently warm and pleasant, there may be a lot of rainfall, especially near the coast. However, there’s always something fun to do, inside or out! A family holiday to Canada will never disappoint. We’ll tell you why!

Spring: Exploring the outdoors 

Canada comes alive with the approach of spring as winter gradually ends. The country bursts with vibrant colours and blossoming flowers and trees. This is the perfect time to take your family outdoors. A great start to your family holiday in Canada is exploring the Canadian Rockies. Go to Banff, a charming hamlet nestled in the mountains, from Vancouver. Take the opportunity to visit Banff National Park here; home to popular attractions like lake Louise and Moraine Lake. You could also take advantage of the amazing views from the Columbia Icefield with a guided tour onto the Athabasca Glacier.

Summer: City trips 

A Canadian summer comes with endless opportunities for excitement and fun. The summers are bright, and dry, with average highs of around 30ºC. When summer arrives, you should head east to Montreal and Quebec City to take in the cityscape. They offer a perfect mix of culture and history. Start the journey in Montreal and take a river cruise along the St. Lawrence River to enjoy the warm summer air and incredible views of the city and the Boucherville Islands. Explore Quebec City to enjoy a European ambience because of its French history in North America.

Take a guided tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town before heading into the countryside and the Beaupré Coast, with stops at the Island of Orléans, Montmorency Falls and the Albert Gilles Art Museum.

 

Autumn: Time for adventure 

Autumn is the time for some real adventure! Autumn turns Canada into a field of red, orange, and gold hues. This is the perfect time to witness the spectacular landscapes this country is known for.

Travel to Niagara Falls, a real natural wonder, while the autumn leaves fill the surrounding area. Take in the stunning sight of the tumbling falls. You can choose between an exciting 52-second trip 775 feet above the magnificent falls for incredible panoramic views or take a boat tour to truly appreciate the force and majesty of the falls up close.

Niagara Falls

Real thrillseekers will enjoy a drive in Nova Scotia along the Cabot Trail. A place full of adventure, like hiking through the woodlands of Ontario’s Algonquin Park. Or visiting the Northern Lights in Yukon – an unforgettable experience!

Yukon

 

Winter: Experience the wonderland 

When the snow starts to fall, Canada turns into a winter wonderland. Travel to Vancouver while winter envelops; your chance to discover incredible sightseeing. Take a guided tour of Stanley Park to discover this winter beauty with its tall evergreen trees covered in shimmering snow. Go over the suspension bridge, which is lit from the end to end in a dazzling display of colours, and swing above the brightly lit Capilano River.

Vancouver

For some family fun, hitting the slopes in ski resorts like Whistler or Banff is a hit! It’s possible to try dog sledding through the Canadian wilderness or ice fishing on a frozen lake. But ice skating in front of city skylines is one of the most magical experiences here.

Being in Canada during all four seasons is an exceptional and life-changing opportunity. Therefore, think about it if you want to make lifelong memories!

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