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Best time to visit North America

Our verdict

The best time to visit North America is April-July

Are you looking for the best time to visit North America? Well, you’re in the right place! Although North America is a great destination to visit almost all year round, April-July is the best time to go due to its perfect climate conditions. Around this time of year, flights and accommodation can also be cheaper as it is outside of key peak holiday seasons if you book well enough in advance.

During the peak of the warmer months, temperatures in New York City, North America can rise to a maximum of around 32℃ (89℉). In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -5℃ (22℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of North America though so you can find out more information about this below.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting North America, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. You don’t want to get wet on your holiday, do you? Well if you’re trying to avoid the rain, then steer clear of North America in December. Head there in September instead if you want to increase your chances of not being rained on.

To learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to North America, keep reading below. Plus, you’ll find tools to help you get the best deals on travel and hotels too!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

September

Most daylight

July

North America seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. North America is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in North America

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
BanffNovember
-6℃
-14℃
-7℃
-16℃
-2℃
-11℃
2℃
-7℃
8℃
-1℃
13℃
3℃
17℃
6℃
17℃
6℃
12℃
2℃
4℃
-4℃
-4℃
-11℃
-8℃
-15℃
CalgarySeptember-November
-4℃
-11℃
-4℃
-11℃
2℃
-7℃
8℃
-1℃
15℃
5℃
19℃
8℃
23℃
10℃
23℃
10℃
18℃
7℃
10℃
0℃
1℃
-7℃
-5℃
-12℃
ChurchillOctober-November
-4℃
-11℃
-4℃
-10℃
2℃
-5℃
9℃
1℃
16℃
7℃
20℃
11℃
24℃
15℃
24℃
15℃
20℃
11℃
13℃
6℃
5℃
-0℃
-1℃
-6℃
DrumhellerSeptember
-4℃
-11℃
-4℃
-11℃
2℃
-7℃
8℃
-1℃
15℃
5℃
19℃
8℃
23℃
10℃
23℃
10℃
18℃
7℃
10℃
0℃
1℃
-7℃
-5℃
-12℃
EdmontonSeptember-November
-7℃
-14℃
-7℃
-15℃
-2℃
-9℃
7℃
-1℃
16℃
6℃
20℃
9℃
23℃
11℃
23℃
11℃
17℃
7℃
9℃
1℃
-1℃
-7℃
-7℃
-14℃
Gaspé PeninsulaJune-July
-6℃
-12℃
-6℃
-12℃
-3℃
-9℃
3℃
-3℃
10℃
3℃
16℃
9℃
20℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
16℃
9℃
9℃
4℃
3℃
-1℃
-3℃
-7℃
HalifaxNovember
0℃
-5℃
-0℃
-6℃
2℃
-3℃
7℃
2℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
11℃
21℃
15℃
22℃
16℃
19℃
13℃
14℃
9℃
8℃
4℃
4℃
-1℃
Harrison Hot SpringsApril-June
-5℃
-13℃
-5℃
-14℃
-1℃
-10℃
3℃
-6℃
10℃
-1℃
15℃
3℃
20℃
5℃
20℃
5℃
14℃
1℃
5℃
-4℃
-3℃
-10℃
-7℃
-14℃
JasperOctober
-7℃
-15℃
-7℃
-17℃
-3℃
-12℃
2℃
-8℃
9℃
-1℃
13℃
3℃
17℃
6℃
17℃
6℃
11℃
2℃
3℃
-4℃
-4℃
-11℃
-8℃
-16℃
KelownaMay-July
-2℃
-10℃
-1℃
-10℃
3℃
-6℃
8℃
-2℃
16℃
3℃
19℃
5℃
24℃
8℃
25℃
9℃
19℃
5℃
10℃
0℃
2℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
Lake LouiseSeptember
-7℃
-16℃
-8℃
-18℃
-4℃
-14℃
-0℃
-10℃
7℃
-3℃
11℃
2℃
16℃
5℃
16℃
4℃
10℃
1℃
2℃
-6℃
-5℃
-13℃
-9℃
-17℃
Mont-TremblantFebruary
-8℃
-16℃
-7℃
-15℃
-1℃
-9℃
6℃
-2℃
16℃
5℃
20℃
9℃
23℃
12℃
22℃
11℃
18℃
8℃
10℃
3℃
2℃
-4℃
-5℃
-10℃
MontrealSeptember-October
-6℃
-13℃
-4℃
-12℃
1℃
-6℃
10℃
2℃
19℃
9℃
22℃
13℃
26℃
16℃
25℃
15℃
21℃
12℃
13℃
6℃
5℃
-1℃
-2℃
-8℃
MuskokaSeptember
-5℃
-13℃
-4℃
-12℃
1℃
-6℃
9℃
-0℃
17℃
6℃
21℃
10℃
25℃
14℃
24℃
13℃
20℃
10℃
12℃
5℃
5℃
-1℃
-2℃
-7℃
OsoyoosJune
-2℃
-10℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-5℃
10℃
-1℃
17℃
3℃
20℃
6℃
26℃
9℃
26℃
10℃
20℃
6℃
11℃
1℃
2℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
OttawaSeptember-October
-6℃
-14℃
-5℃
-13℃
1℃
-7℃
9℃
1℃
18℃
7℃
22℃
11℃
25℃
14℃
24℃
14℃
20℃
10℃
12℃
5℃
5℃
-2℃
-3℃
-8℃
Quebec CityOctober-November
-9℃
-15℃
-8℃
-15℃
-4℃
-10℃
2℃
-3℃
8℃
3℃
14℃
9℃
18℃
13℃
18℃
13℃
13℃
8℃
7℃
4℃
1℃
-3℃
-5℃
-10℃
RevelstokeJune
-4℃
-13℃
-4℃
-14℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-5℃
13℃
1℃
16℃
4℃
20℃
6℃
21℃
7℃
14℃
3℃
6℃
-1℃
-1℃
-8℃
-5℃
-13℃
SaskatoonOctober-November
-9℃
-17℃
-10℃
-18℃
-2℃
-9℃
8℃
-1℃
17℃
7℃
22℃
11℃
25℃
13℃
25℃
13℃
19℃
9℃
9℃
2℃
-1℃
-7℃
-9℃
-15℃
SquamishSeptember
4℃
0℃
4℃
-0℃
6℃
1℃
9℃
3℃
14℃
7℃
16℃
9℃
20℃
11℃
20℃
11℃
16℃
9℃
11℃
6℃
6℃
3℃
3℃
-1℃
St. John'sSeptember
10℃
7℃
9℃
7℃
10℃
8℃
11℃
9℃
13℃
11℃
16℃
14℃
18℃
16℃
18℃
16℃
17℃
16℃
16℃
14℃
13℃
11℃
11℃
9℃
TadoussacOctober-November
-8℃
-15℃
-7℃
-14℃
-3℃
-9℃
4℃
-2℃
13℃
5℃
18℃
10℃
22℃
13℃
21℃
13℃
16℃
9℃
9℃
4℃
2℃
-2℃
-5℃
-9℃
Thunder BaySeptember-November
-9℃
-16℃
-8℃
-15℃
-1℃
-8℃
5℃
-2℃
12℃
4℃
17℃
8℃
21℃
12℃
21℃
13℃
17℃
9℃
9℃
3℃
1℃
-4℃
-6℃
-11℃
TobermoryOctober
-3℃
-8℃
-3℃
-8℃
1℃
-4℃
6℃
1℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
11℃
21℃
16℃
22℃
17℃
19℃
14℃
12℃
8℃
6℃
2℃
0℃
-3℃
TofinoJune-July
7℃
4℃
7℃
4℃
7℃
4℃
10℃
6℃
13℃
9℃
15℃
11℃
17℃
13℃
18℃
13℃
16℃
12℃
12℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
TorontoSeptember-October
-2℃
-7℃
-2℃
-7℃
3℃
-2℃
9℃
3℃
15℃
9℃
20℃
14℃
25℃
18℃
24℃
18℃
21℃
15℃
14℃
9℃
7℃
2℃
1℃
-3℃
VancouverMay-June
5℃
2℃
6℃
2℃
8℃
4℃
10℃
6℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
11℃
19℃
13℃
19℃
13℃
16℃
11℃
12℃
8℃
8℃
5℃
5℃
2℃
Vancouver IslandJune-September
7℃
4℃
7℃
3℃
9℃
5℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
9℃
18℃
11℃
20℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
17℃
12℃
13℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
VictoriaJune-September
7℃
4℃
7℃
3℃
9℃
5℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
9℃
18℃
11℃
20℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
17℃
12℃
13℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
WhistlerMarch
-2℃
-9℃
-2℃
-11℃
-0℃
-8℃
3℃
-5℃
11℃
0℃
13℃
3℃
19℃
6℃
19℃
6℃
14℃
4℃
7℃
-0℃
1℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
WhitehorseJune-July
-11℃
-17℃
-9℃
-17℃
-5℃
-16℃
2℃
-7℃
11℃
1℃
16℃
5℃
18℃
7℃
15℃
6℃
9℃
1℃
1℃
-4℃
-8℃
-13℃
-11℃
-17℃
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Top FAQs

North America is in North America.

Check out these guides for the top must-see destinations in North America:

The warmest month of the year in New York City, one of the most popular places to visit in North America, is July.
The driest month of the year in New York City, North America, is usually around September each year.

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