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Visiting Canada is an exciting vacation idea since 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 and exploring the vast country. Read on for more details about Canadian provinces and territories. Learn about the weather, regional food, things to do, and seasonal festivals that might influence your vacation planning.
Weather and climate can vary across Canada. The good news is whether you prefer your Canada vacation rentals with warm sunshine or snowy slopes, you’ll find it here. Central Canada has summers that are hot and humid and winters that are cold and snowy, while the coastal provinces have milder temperatures because of the effects of the ocean. Depending on the area, summer temperatures can 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 sub-zero temperatures.
Areas of Canada
There are 10 provinces and three territories in Canada, and vacation homes are available for rent 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 along the Atlantic Canada can be found in New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador, while Yukon Territory, Northwest Territory, and Nunavut make up northern Canada.
Things to do
Canada vacation rentals may be located near museums, amusement parks, national parks, cultural centers, outdoor attractions, and more, so choose your favorite activity and book accordingly. Families will enjoy Manitoba in Winnipeg, which is home to the kid-friendly Manitoba Museum and fascinating tours of the Royal Canadian Mint. In Calgary, enjoy stunning views from the observatory at Calgary Tower or visit the Calgary Zoo with over 1,000 animals from all over the world. Banff National Park offers kayaking adventures on the breathtaking Lake Louise, a variety of hiking trails, and stunning waterfalls like Bow Falls. Explore Montreal, the cultural capital of Canada, take in the bustling city of Toronto, or make a quiet trip to Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia, or Irving Nature Park in New Brunswick. Last but certainly not least, check out the magnificent Niagara Falls in Ontario to take some photos and feel the mist of the falls.
Food & Dining
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, and Alberta has a reputation for its beef. Canada’s “breadbasket” is Saskatchewan. Your location will also impact what international flavors you enjoy. 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 both Asian and Eastern European influences. In addition to checking out local restaurant’s during your stay, keep in mind that the country celebrates its food and fine with festivals like the following throughout the year:
- 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)
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 also a variety of festivals and events held throughout the year. Canada vacation rentals make accommodations easy, and allow you to enjoy several days of festival celebrations while you saving 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)
Cross the border into Canada and discover endless possibilities for fun on vacation. Canada vacation rentals provide the perfect home base for you to strike out and explore new cities, scenic landscapes and a plethora of attractions.