Every traveller can find something to do in Canada, regardless of the season. In addition to being well-known for its wonderful powder skiing and boarding in the winter, there are many other good reasons to go there in the summer as well.
1. Avoid the Heat
While some people enjoy the summer’s warm weather, not everyone enjoys the sunburn and sweat-inducing humidity. The season’s regular daytime high is in the mid-70s Fahrenheit, which is rather warm, with Brampton, Ontario, experiencing typical temperatures of 75 to 80 degrees.
That’s a lot more pleasant than the temperatures of over 100 degrees that are frequently experienced in the southern parts of the United States. Visit locations like the stunning Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia, where you can take advantage of the pleasant weather on picture-perfect beaches while keeping an eye out for wildlife like dolphins, seals, and whales.
2. Climb aboard the Rocky Mountaineer
The best excursion is a train ride in Canada, and the Rocky Mountaineer, which runs from mid-April to mid-October, delivers one of the best. It will take you through famous Canadian Rockies locations, including Banff and Lake Louise, as well as Vancouver’s mountain and water surroundings.
3. In Churchill, Manitoba, marvel at the beluga whales.
The highest concentration of beluga whales may be found in the summer around the Hudson Bay shore of northern Manitoba; about 57,000 of the friendly animals arrive here as the ice breaches. These playful “sea canaries”, with their distinctive high-pitched whistles and frequently comical personalities, can be seen on a variety of tours.
4. Off Vancouver Island in British Columbia, paddle among orcas.
The waters between northern Vancouver Island and the British Columbian mainland are among the best areas in the world for up-close experiences with orca whales in their natural habitat. Summertime offers a variety of kayaking tours that range from one-day to multi-day excursions and give you a chance to paddle directly alongside wildlife in its natural setting.
5. Outdoor adventure
Any time of year offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure, but once the snow has melted and summer has arrived, there are many more possibilities, including hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, and golfing. In the summer, several ski resorts, like Banff, which has some of the most spectacular views in the nation, open up their slopes for mountain biking and hiking.
6. Summer Festivals
The summer in Canada is filled with enjoyable events, from beer and food festivals to music and art exhibitions. You can schedule your trip around events like the Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver in June, the renowned Calgary Stampede in July, or the Canadian Exhibition in Toronto in the second half of August, which is the nation’s equivalent of a state fair in the Midwest.
7. It’s the Lighthouse
The best time to see Canada’s well-known lighthouses is during the summer, from Peggy’s Cove in Nova Scotia and Cape Spear in Newfoundland to Fisgard Lighthouse in British Columbia on San Juan de Fuca Strait, the first constructed on the western coast.
8. Obtain cultural exposure without travelling across the ocean
Canada offers a cosmopolitan experience, with opportunities to learn about French and British traditions. Some cities, like Quebec City in Montreal, appear to have been plucked straight out of Europe and dropped down into Canada. You should visit in the summer if you want to experience as many of its diverse cultures as possible because you won’t have to worry about driving through blizzards.
9. Watch the Bears
Nothing compares to witnessing a grizzly bear in its natural environment, and the greatest times to do so are in the months of August and September in locations like Glendale Cove in British Columbia.
10. See the Bluest Moraine Lake Has to Offer
One of the most well-known attractions in Banff National Park is Moraine Lake, and early summer is the greatest time to visit. It should be on everyone’s vacation wish list to marvel at it when the water levels rise and it turns into a bizarre hue of blue.