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Best time to visit Canada

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The best time to visit Canada is September-October

Canada is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, September-October is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 28℃ (83℉) in the middle of the day in Toronto. In the colder months such as January, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of -7℃ (19℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of Canada though so you can find out more information about this below.

The sun stays up the longest in Canada in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. July sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in February instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to Canada, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

Canada 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. Canada 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 Canada

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

Canada is in North America.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in Canada here.
The warmest month of the year in Toronto, one of the most popular places to visit in Canada, is July.
The driest month of the year in Toronto, Canada, is usually around February each year.

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