When is the best time to go to Canada?

When is the best time to go to Canada? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Canada, the weather is good everywhere in July and August
  • The best months to go to Ottawa are May, June, July, August and September
  • On average, the warmest months in Ottawa are July and August, and the coldest month of the year is January
  • The rainiest months in this city are January, March, April, May, June, July, August and October
  • The cities with the best climate are Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto (Ontario), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Edmonton, Prince Albert (Saskatchewan), Victoria, Campbell River, Courtenay and Dryden, with good weather at least 5 months a year
  • August is the best month for swimming in Halifax

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Canada for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

January -16°F to 43°F
February -20°F to 43°F
March -13°F to 47°F
April 2°F to 52°F
May 22°F to 61°F
June 36°F to 68°F
July 43°F to 76°F
August 40°F to 76°F
September 29°F to 68°F
October 14°F to 56°F
November -2°F to 49°F
December -11°F to 43°F
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Canada by cities


Best time to go to Ottawa

The best months to go to Ottawa are may, june, july, august and september.

Banff National Park

Best time to go to Banff National Park

The best months to go to Banff National Park are july and august.


Best time to go to Calgary

The best months to go to Calgary are may, june, july, august and september.

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Temperatures and rainfall in Canada

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Canada and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Ottawa, Banff National Park, Calgary, Quebec City and Toronto (Ontario), as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

Where to go in Canada?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Banff National Park18°F18°F25°F31°F41°F50°F59°F59°F50°F34°F22°F14°F
Quebec City18°F22°F29°F43°F61°F68°F74°F72°F65°F50°F38°F25°F
Toronto (Ontario)29°F31°F40°F49°F61°F70°F77°F77°F72°F59°F47°F36°F
Vancouver (British Columbia)41°F41°F45°F50°F59°F63°F68°F68°F63°F54°F45°F40°F
Winnipeg (Manitoba)14°F14°F31°F47°F63°F74°F79°F79°F68°F50°F34°F16°F
Resolute (Nunavut)-14°F-16°F-11°F5°F23°F38°F45°F41°F31°F16°F2°F-9°F
Whitehorse (Yukon)13°F18°F23°F36°F54°F61°F65°F61°F50°F34°F18°F13°F
Fort McMurray13°F14°F27°F43°F63°F70°F76°F74°F61°F43°F25°F13°F
Glacier National Park23°F23°F31°F38°F52°F59°F67°F67°F58°F41°F27°F20°F
Hebron (Prince Edward Island)27°F27°F32°F43°F56°F65°F74°F74°F67°F56°F45°F34°F
Jasper National Park22°F20°F29°F36°F50°F56°F65°F65°F54°F40°F25°F18°F
Labrador City4°F5°F18°F29°F45°F59°F65°F63°F52°F40°F25°F13°F
Prince Albert (Saskatchewan)14°F14°F27°F43°F63°F70°F76°F76°F65°F47°F27°F14°F
Rankin Inlet-11°F-11°F-0°F14°F29°F49°F59°F58°F47°F31°F11°F-4°F


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Is this weather information for Canada reliable?

Climate data for Canada has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Canada allows us to determine the average for each month in Ottawa, Banff National Park, Calgary, Quebec City, Toronto (Ontario), Vancouver (British Columbia), Winnipeg (Manitoba), Churchill, and 77 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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