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What season to visit Canada depends on what you want to see and do during your vacation.
Each time of year has its highlights and each season has its own characteristics.
Many people travel Canada to see vast and rugged landscapes. They enjoy a touch of adventure, some more, some less. Most travellers find nature in Canada simply overwhelming....
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What season to travel
Road conditions in Canada
Each season has its charm. Let me give you a short summary.
Canada is wonderful to visit in springtime!
Con's of visiting Canada in Summertime:
Con's to visit Canada during Winter:
The weather in Canada at the time of your visit will be of great importance to your Canadian vacation experience.
Check the climate in Canada page for more in depth information regarding historic average temperatures and precipitation by region and season.
When is the best time to enjoy a Canadian road trip?
If you are looking for generally decent road conditions in Canada, I would suggest travelling early May until the end of September.
Be aware that there’s always a risk of snow, avalanches, mudslides, washouts and flooding when travelling in Canada through mountainous areas.
However, also flat areas can be affected by heavy rainfall, combined with high snowmelt runoff (most common during springtime). These conditions will make water levels rise, possibly followed by flooding rivers.
Summertime will always be the best season to travel Canada.
Road conditions could be dangerous during wintertime. Make sure you use winter tires and carry chains in your vehicle from October 1 until April 30. When driving a rental vehicle, make sure to check the tires for the winter tire pictograph: a snowflake inside a mountain.
Check the road conditions Canada forecast.