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Aerial View of Granville Island in False Creek
24 Hours in Vancouver - an Urban and Nature Adventure

If you only have one day in Vancouver, this itinerary offers a whirlwind tour of the city's cultural scene and natural beauty. Kick off your 24 hours with breakfast in hip Yaletown, then explore the artsy district of Granville Island. In the afternoon, head into the nearby rainforest to traverse the Capilano Suspension Bridge, then wrap up in Downtown Vancouver with dinner at one of the city's best restaurants. This short-but-sweet itinerary promises a sampling of both the city life and natural wonders that make this Canadian city so captivating.

Sunwapta Falls on the Athabasca River in Alberta's Jasper National Park
Canada in January: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Wherever you go in Canada, January is the coldest month of the year. That's great news if you're a keen skier or snowboarder or would like to try other fun winter sports. From snowshoeing in British Columbia to ice skating in the capital, Ottawa, or just hunkering down indoors and enjoying a museum (or three), there's a lot to do in Canada in January.

Ice skate on Ottawa's Rideau Canal in February
Canada in February: Travel Tips, Weather & More

February is mid-winter in Canada, which means it's cold and snowy: ideal conditions for skiing or snowboarding in the Rocky Mountains, snowshoeing through the backcountry of Nova Scotia, or ice-skating in downtown Ottawa. Travelers seeking a remote adventure will also love aurora-watching in the Yukon, a vast and isolated area of the north. Find out more about traveling to Canada in February below.

Spot icebergs at Newfoundland and Labrador's Iceberg Alley
Canada in March: Travel Tips, Weather & More

March is late winter in Canada, meaning snow and cold temperatures linger in some parts of the enormous country, but tentative spring-like conditions can be found. If you want to ski, snowboard, or enjoy other snow sports, this is still possible in the Rocky Mountains and elsewhere. However, coastal British Columbia is a good option to take advantage of thawing conditions and milder temperatures. From skiing to iceberg viewing, here's what to see and do in Canada in March.

Visit Nanaimo, on Vancouver Island, in April
Canada in April: Travel Tips, Weather & More

April is shoulder season for travel to Canada, with conditions wintery in some places and spring-like in others. Even where temperatures remain cold, longer days make sightseeing easier. In April, you can enjoy snow sports on one day and warmer-weather activities like kayaking or hiking on another. From maple syrup festivals to iceberg viewing, here are a few ideas about what you can see and do in Canada in April.

Take to the rapids of Kicking Horse River in Yoho National Park, British Columbia
Canada in May: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Visit Canada in May for a shoulder-season combination of mild temperatures and few tourists. With thawing snow, white-water rafting and kayaking are fun, icebergs float down the east coast, and birds and wildlife are abundant in the national parks, such as Alberta's Jasper. Read on to find out more about where to go and what to do in Canada in May.

Visit Alberta's Banff National Park in June
Canada in June: Travel Tips, Weather & More

June is the start of summer in Canada and an ideal time to visit to avoid the crowds that descend on popular places later in the season. With comfortable temperatures throughout the country, this is a great month to get outdoors. Paddle a canoe on a glacial lake, spot beluga whales on a zodiac boat tour, or while away the warm days at a cottage beside the Great Lakes: there are plenty of things to see and do in Canada in June.

Take a sunset drive along the Cabot Trail road in Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Highlands National Park
Canada in July: Travel Tips, Weather & More

July is midsummer in Canada, which is also peak travel season. But Canada is an enormous country, and it's easy to get away from the crowds if you want to. While the Rocky Mountains are wonderful in summer (book in advance!), you could also head to the central coast of British Columbia or the shores of Hudson Bay for a remote natural experience. Find out more about traveling to Canada in July.

See (and feel) the Horseshoe Falls upclose on the Hornblower, Niagara Falls, in August
Canada in August: Travel Tips, Weather & More

August is midsummer in Canada, and you'll be spoiled for choice about where to go. The most frequented places—including the Rocky Mountains, Niagara Falls, and the lakeside towns of the east—are popular for good reasons, but you can also find many quiet, remote spots across this enormous country. Rent a cottage at the Great Lakes, kayak off the coast of British Columbia, hike in the mountains, and much more. Discover some of the best sights and activities in Canada below.

Admire the colorful autumn leaves from Highway 60 along Lake of Two Rivers in Algonquin Park
Canada in September: Travel Tips, Weather & More

With film festivals, wine events, colorful foliage, and mild weather, September is a fantastic time to visit Canada. Toronto hosts one of the world's biggest film festivals this month, and the nearby Niagara region and Algonquin Provincial Park offer respites from the busy city. Over in the west, make time to explore the wine-producing Okanagan Valley and its harvest-time festival. Read on to find out more about traveling to Canada in September.

An Okanagan Valley vineyard near Kelowna leads toward Okanagan Lake in October
Canada in October: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Though temperatures drop in Canada in October, signaling winter's just around the corner, the month is full of color. Autumn leaves can be enjoyed in parks large and small, the aurora borealis appears during the long nights, and one of the country's largest wine-producing regions hosts a lively festival. Pack some warm layers and get ready to enjoy Canada's natural attractions in October.

An "inuksuk" sits beneath the northern lights in Churchill, Manitoba
Canada in November: Travel Tips, Weather & More

November is the end of fall and the start of winter in Canada. Temperatures drop, turning rain to snow. But that's great news if you want to enjoy winter sports as the ski season starts later in the month. Wrap up warm and go sightseeing in atmospheric Montréal or Québec City, or head north for aurora borealis viewing. There's plenty to see and do in Canada in November.

Go dog sledding in the Yukon in December
Canada in December: Travel Tips, Weather & More

December is mid-winter in Canada and prime time to enjoy snow sports, whether you're a keen downhill skier/snowboarder or want to try something new like snowshoeing or snowmobiling. Vancouver has relatively mild conditions if cities are more your thing, and Toronto hosts a great winter market. There's no reason to avoid Canada in the depths of winter: here's what you can see and do.