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.
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
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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.