Visiting Canada

Visiting Canada is an exciting vacation idea. There’s something for everyone to enjoy. Canada vacation rentals make travel easy and convenient so that you can spend more time enjoying your trip. Read on for more details about Canadian provinces and territories. Learn about the weather, regional food, things to do, and seasonal festivals to plan your vacation.
Areas Within Canada
There are 10 provinces and three territories in Canada. Vacation homes are available for rent by owner online in all parts of Canada. Provinces include British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba in western Canada. Rental homes are also located in Ontario and Quebec in central Canada. Rentals in Atlantic Canada can be found in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador. Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut make up northern Canada.
Sightseeing in Canada and Things to Do
Canada vacation rentals may be located near museums. They also can be located near amusement parks, national parks, cultural centers, and outdoor attractions. There are many great attractions for visitors across the country. Manitoba is home to a children’s museum in Winnipeg. Families can also tour the Royal Canadian Mint in Winnipeg. Calgary Tower in Calgary has an observatory that visitors can check out. Banff National Park is famous for its Glacier Skywalk. There’s plenty to do for those who prefer to book more remote cabin rentals. In Canada, skiers can enjoy Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia. Hikers can enjoy Irving Nature Park in New Brunswick. Enjoy nature’s majesty at Niagara Falls in Ontario. Or you could visit the Devonian Botanic Garden in Edmonton, Alberta.
Regional Foods and Dining in Canada
Geography and climate influence the cuisine of Canada. For example, maple syrup comes from the province of Quebec, while wines come from Ontario. Seafood is popular in the Atlantic provinces. Alberta has a reputation for its beef. “Canada’s breadbasket” is Saskatchewan.
First Nations and international cooking influence Canadian regional food, too. You’ll find this out depending on the location of your vacation rentals. Canada’s French settlers influenced Quebecois cuisine. Eastern European and Scandinavian immigrants brought their dishes when they settled in Saskatchewan. British settlers brought their cooking to Ontario. And British Columbia’s food demonstrates Asian and Eastern European influences, too.
There are many food and wine festivals across Canada. A select few include:
  • Niagara New Vintage wine festival in Ontario (June)
  • Elmvale Maple Syrup Festival in Ontario (June)
  • Les Week-Ends Gourmands de Rougemont in Quebec (September/October)
  • Cornucopia: Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food in British Columbia (November)
Canadian Weather and Climate
Weather and climate can vary across Canada. The good news is whether you prefer your Canada cabin rentals with warm sunshine or snowy slopes, you’ll find it here. The coastal provinces have milder temperatures because of the effects of the ocean. In general, the climate in Canada’s interior provinces grows more arctic the further north you go. Much of British Columbia has a mild and rainy climate. Summer temperatures can reach the 80s Fahrenheit, with lows in the 50s. Winter highs are in the 40s, and lows are in the 30s, although the interior can be warmer or colder. Western Canadian provinces have warm to hot summers that are pretty humid. Their winters are cold. It can be windy here, and some areas are prone to tornadoes and thunderstorms. Summer temperatures can range from highs in the 70s to lows in the 50s; winter temperatures range from highs in the 40s to lows in the 30s.
Central Canada has summers that are hot and humid and winters that are cold and snowy. Areas that are closer to bodies of water may have milder climates, making for more pleasant vacation rentals. In Canada’s central region, summer temperatures can range from highs in the 70s to lows in the 40s. Winter temperatures range from highs in the teens to sub-zero lows.
The ocean moderates the climate of Atlantic Canada provinces. Depending on the area, summers can be warm to cool. Winters can be cold. Summer temperatures range from the 70s to the 80s for the highs, with lows in the 50s. Winter temperatures range from highs in the 30s or 40s to lows that range from the teens to the 30s.
Canada’s three territories have polar-type climates. In summer, highs can reach the 60s, while lows can fall into the 40s. During winter months, the region might see single-digit highs and sub-zero lows.
When to Visit Canada
There’s something to do during every season in Canada. There are several professional sports teams, including hockey, baseball, and soccer teams. Fans of the Ottawa Senators, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Montreal Canadiens can catch home games. There are festivals and events held throughout the year. Canada cabin rentals make accommodations easy. You can enjoy several days of festival celebrations while you save money instead of staying in a hotel. Here are just a few examples of annual events you could enjoy:
  • Winterlude in Ontario (February)
  • TELUS World Ski and Snowboard Festival in British Columbia (April)
  • Canadian Tulip Festival in Ontario (May)
  • The Vancouver International Storytelling Festival in British Columbia (June)
  • Festival de Cirque Vaudreuil-Dorion in Quebec (June)
  • Big Red Music Festival in Prince Edward Island (June/July)
  • Winnipeg Folk Festival in Manitoba (July)
  • Craven Country Jamboree in Saskatchewan (July)
  • Fall Flavors Festival in Prince Edward Island (September)
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