Discover the Best Time to Visit Canada

Despite Canada’s size the seasons are similar across the country, the further south of Canada you are the more the seasons are similar to Europe.  The Canadian summertime runs from mid-June through to August where temperatures can soar up to 30-35 degrees centigrade – particularly in the west. Summer is peak travel time to Canada so it’s best to book early to avoid any disappointment with availability.  The best seasons to travel to Canada are the shoulder months in spring and autumn where temperatures are often still warm, there are fewer tourists, better availability and lower prices – opt for a spring getaway between April to May and watch the country awaken from its winter slumber.  For a warm autumnal holiday travel in September through to October and watch the lush green summertime colours change to vibrant hues of red, yellow and orange.  The best months for whale and bear spotting are between June and October.

At Rickshaw Travel we cater for Canada holidays from spring through to autumn only.

Canada's climate by season

  • Weather
  • Temperature (celsius)
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Vancouver & The WestCloudCloudCloudSunny IntervalsSunSunSunSunSunSunny IntervalsCloudCloud
Whistler & the RockiesSnowSnowSnowCloudSunny IntervalsSunSunSunSunSunny IntervalsCloudSnow
Toronto & the EastSnowSnowCloudSunny IntervalsSunSunSunSunSunSunny IntervalsCloudSnow
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Vancouver & The West571015182225252015105
Whistler & the Rockies-503814182022181450
Toronto & the East-2-131017222627201581
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Booking your Canada holiday with Rickshaw Travel

We specialise in making travel meaningful, where we take you straight to the heart of a destination. Using the specialist knowledge of David and Rob, our Canada travel team, immerse yourself fully and really understand what makes Canada great – its people, customs and way of life, its flora and fauna, the top places to visit and the best things to do. We can help plan your entire self-drive itinerary from international flights, accommodation and car hire, as well as local activities.  Plus you’ll have 24/7 support from both our UK team and our local team in Canada.

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Canada holiday self-drive itineraries

For those short on time or who don’t know where to start we offer a selection of ready-made flexible self-drive itineraries and family-friendly self-drive itineraries where we’ve taken our top trips and pieced them together into a routing we know works well.  You can adjust our itineraries to suit your needs – if you’d like to add or take away a few nights here and there or switch the routing that’s no problem – just let us know.  Happy browsing!

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Bite-sized trips in Canada

Our wide range of bite-sized trips across western Canada, Toronto and Niagara Falls allow you to build your own self-drive itinerary – our trips are typically 3-4 days long and include accommodation, transport and, in some places, an activity.  Pick and choose your favourite trips, add them to your Travel Plan, send it over to us and our team will sort out the rest. Easy peasy.

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  • Snowy mountain peaks
  • Black bear munching on grass
Smiling couple wearing life jackets ready to canoe in CanadaThings to Do in Canada
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