When is the best time to visit Canada?

by David L
(Greater Manchester, England)

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When is the best time to visit Ontario, Canada? We were thinking of taking a vacation to Ontario next year, but we are not sure when would be the best time.

A. Deciding which would be the best time to visit Canada would depend upon what you like to do, and where in Ontario you plan to visit. If you want peace, quiet and seclusion and time to spend in isolated, uninhabited areas with rivers and lakes, then I would suggest planning your trip to the Algonquin National Park area.

If you prefer to be closer to civilization, there are many cities and towns that offer interesting things to see and do - and of course, you wouldn't want to miss Niagara Falls!

It is easy to get to Niagara Falls in a couple of hours from Toronto, and while you are there, there is something for everyone - from the Falls themselves, to the Maid of the Mist boat ride, the Botanical Gardens, quaint Niagara-on-the-Lake.

There are also Wineries where you can take a tour and sample some of our fine Niagara Wines, and there is also Marineland at Niagara Falls, which is popular with tourists during the summer months.

There are also several small towns and villages that are fun and interesting to visit, and my favourites include, St Jacobs, Sparta, Port Stanley, Port Dover, and Bayfield. Collingwood is also a nice place to visit at any time of year, as well as Brantford and London.


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Sep 07, 2010
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Well Said Sir!
by: Barb

Vince, you are a man of great words, I couldn't have said it better myself - what a warm welcome visitors must get when they meet you!

Thank you - and feel free to answer any (or all) our questions as they arise - you should be making this website, not me!

Sep 07, 2010
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When is the best time? - YES!!!!
by: Vince Bury

As a Canadian, I would say "Come in the spring of 2011 and remain here until the spring of 2012." that is if you can pull yourself away by then. Renewed life of spring is fascinating to watch, anywhere in Canada.

From farms readying and planting their fields to resorts repainting, to the fascinating roar of downtown commerce. The summer comes in with wild greenery, sandy beaches, and the warm welcome of the Canadian heart and that you'll find from St. John's Newfoundland to Victoria BC including the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

If you have an interest it's here. Next you'll step into fall and here you'll see the full pallet of colours. You could follow early fall in Northern Ontario as it paints the landscape with every imaginable hue and tint known to mankind.

Farmers reaping seas of wheat, orchards of fruit, and a bounty of vegetables. Everywhere is industry and in the midst of this is beauty never before seen exactly the same and not likely to be seen ever again.

Now comes Canadian Season, Winter. Who knows better the value of ice than the Canadian. That is the stuff of legends here. A hockey surface, inside an arena or out on the local pond brings the crazy Canucks out of their burrows and into -25 degree weather just to have fun. We can entertain you, involve you and teach you in one short winter how to love snow and ice as much as we do. Oh yes, this is also the time for small local communities to bring out their darts. If the roads are open we drive to darts and if the roads are closed we ski-doo or walk.

I may be stretching a fact or two but when you live in a land as beautiful and friendly as Canada, the WHEN is not the question you should be considering, it's the "How Long?" that is the important question.

This is my land, I Am Canadian and I'd love to share it with you any time.

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