From the Pacific coasts to the Atlantic Ocean, Canada extends almost twenty times as vast as France. It is difficult to define this great country: there is a rich and industrialized Canada, another savage one; an English-speaking Canada close to its American neighbour, and another French-speaking one, which claims its particularity; a mountainous country in the west, and a flat country in the east; a country dressed in white in winter, but which reveals its colours during the Indian summer; an authentic country which has many modern cities: Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver... The forests are sometimes dense and endless (on the north shore of the St. Lawrence River), sometimes sparse (in the Okanagan). The mountains are sometimes steep and impressive (at Lillooet), sometimes soft and rounded (at Bic). Lakes can be large (the Great Lakes) or human-sized (in the vicinity of Edmonton). Water is omnipresent. It can be blue (Okanagan Lake), green (Hector Lake) or dark (Lac Saint-Jean), cold (in Victoria) or warmer (in Chaleur Bay). But if there is any consistency in this country, it is Canadians, warm, welcoming and supportive. It is hard to imagine those who came to settle on these lands without boundaries or fences, to establish cities and villages, which look like nothing else. Quebec City, the oldest city in North America with its fortifications and Château Frontenac, is in strong opposition to Vancouver, a metropolis pulled upwards by its skyscrapers. Browse the pages of a tourist guide on Canada and discover this diverse, dynamic and serene destination.
When to go to Canada?
Canada is a year-round vacation destination for everyone: families, sports enthusiasts, lovers of nature and the great outdoors, hunting and fishing enthusiasts. The Canadian seasons are very marked and the time you choose to visit the country will depend on your desires and the activities you wish to do. Here are some tips on when to leave.
High tourist season: Summer is the tourist season par excellence: it is at its peak in June, July and August. It is an opportunity to practice camping, hiking or water sports. But it is also the mosquito season, or "mosquitoes", especially in June. Most Canadians take their holidays in the second half of July, so it is advisable to book in advance for this period. Spring (March to May) is the time of the sugar parties that celebrate the maple syrup harvest (mainly in Quebec). He really settles in in April or May. In autumn, visitors can enjoy the magnificent colours in a country where maples are abundant. Winter is the season that best characterizes Canada: it is the opportunity for the athlete to go skiing in the country's many ski resorts, skate on frozen lakes, hike on snowshoes, or ride snowmobiles (very numerous) and dog sleds (this activity is mainly reserved for tourists).
Low tourist season: From mid-October to mid-December, winter gradually sets in, but tourist numbers remain low until the Christmas and Christmas holidays. January, very cold, snowy and rainy (on the west coast), is not really advisable to discover the country. Finally, winter often extends into March, April, delaying the start of the summer season.