Canada in August

by Cristina on December 8, 2011

by Cristina | December 8th, 2011  

If you enjoy spending time in the outdoors, then August is an excellent month to plan your visit in Canada. However, it’s right smack in the middle of the peak season , so expect high airfare and you must book the accommodation in advance. But, pack your sunscreen , walking shoes and enjoy the lovely nature.

Weather

The weather in Canada varies according to the region. That’s true for the summer, as well and of course, for August. The month is hot and usually humid. Actually it’s one of the wettest months in the country. Pack light summer clothing and don’t forget the umbrella. Just in case.

Some sample temperatures:

Edmonton avg high 22C / avg low 8C
Vancouver avg high 22C / avg low 13C
Toronto avg high 25C / avg low 14C
Quebec City avg high 23C / avg low 13C
Montreal avg high 24C / avg low 15C
Ottawa avg high 25C / avg low 14C

>>read more about Weather in Canada

Flights and accommodation in Canada in August

Just like July, August is also part o the peak travel season in Canada, which means that everyone wants to visit the country pretty much at the same time. Aside from the crowds, more tourists also mean high prices. So book the flight to Canada and the hotel in advance. Consider staying in a hostel or even try camping , especially if you plan to explore the outdoors.

What to do

Summer is the time to enjoy the festivals. Several theatre and arts festivals take place in Stratford (Ontario), Niagara-on-the-Lake, Banff (Alberta) and Saskatoon (Saskatchewan).

Regardless of which city you plan to visit, there are museums and historical sights to visit which appeal to everyone. For example, Halifax is home to the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic and the Canadian Immigration Museum at Pier 21, to name just some of the most important museums.

Farmer markets are at their best during summer and August doesn’t make an exception. Therefore, no matter which city you visit, plan to spend half of a weekend’s morning search for local goodies. Pack a picnic basket and head to the beach or to a quite place in the mountains.

Summer is definitely the time to plan any outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, walking, swimming, or fishing in various interesting locations within the country. Also, if you visit Toronto, put Niagara Falls on the must-visit list as well.

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>>What to do in Canada
>>Vancouver in Summer
>>Vancouver in August
>>Things to do in Halifax
>>Things to do in Vancouver
>>Things to do in Toronto

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Moses Konde July 9, 2012 at 7:33 am
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THINGS TO DO IN UGANDA-GORILLA TRACKING
3 Days gorilla experience-Bwindi forest.

DAY 1: Entebbe-Bwindi Gorilla Park

Today after your breakfast from your hotel of residency our guide/company representative will meet you and exchange greatings. There after transfer towards Western Uganda via Masaka-Mbarara high way. A stop at the Equator for snacks and photographs. En-route lunch in Mbarara town at Agip Motel or Regency hotel. During the drive, you will see long-horned Ankole cattle, the rolling winding hills and terraced landscapes of the region, and beautiful panoramas that are part of the western region. Dinner and overnight at Engagi lodge or Buhoma rest camp. Meal plan: Half-board.

DAY 2: Gorilla tracking

After an early morning breakfast prepares for a briefing from the Uganda wildlife officials, after enter into the jungle to search or for your gorilla tracking in the forests of Bwindi. Gorilla tracking can be strenuous because of Bwindi’s challenging terrain. This activity is a full day memorable experience and therefore you will need to carry a packed lunch and drinking water, wear comfortable boots or sturdy shoes, a light rain jacket as Bwindi has unpredictable weather, insect repellent, sun screen, hut, photographic cameras. Walking sticks will be available from the park rangers. Return to your lodge for dinner and overnight. Meal plan: Full-board

DAY 3: Transfer-Kampala

Today after our early breakfast at the lodge, embark our safari vehicle and drive back with lunch en-route. Take a brief stopover at igongo cultural Centre where all the historical back ground of Ankole is showcased. Later continue to Kampala-Entebbe where our guide will drop your hotel of residence. Meal plan: Half-board-End of services- “Tuuka Bulungi” we are very happy to host you again!!
The table below shows tentative discounted price to Bwindi national park for 3days with different type of accommodation facilities on full-board basis-2012.
Facilities 2pax-price per person 4pax-price per person 6pax-price per person
Lodge-Engagi US$1501dollars US$ 1300 dollars US$ 1232dollars
Buhoma rest camp US$ 1282 US$ 1081dollars US$ 1013dollars

The safari package includes.
Airport transfers
Transportation by safari van
Accommodation and meals as per itinerary
Gorilla permits, one per person to be paid in advance
Professional guide-driver allowances
En-route lunches
Visit the equator and igongo cultural Centre.

The package excludes.
The package excludes expenses of personal nature like: Air fare, Visa, drinks, laundry, tips to local guides, telephone, porter fee while trekking, personal insurance, personal shopping bills and ciggs.

MORE CONTACT; +256-751-915-622
http://www.wonderuganda.co.ug

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