If you love the outdoors and also plan to spend some time at the beach, then visiting Canada in July is an excellent idea. The summer festivals are in full swing , but you’ll be traveling during the peak travel season, so expect the airfare to be high and the accommodation to be hard to find unless you book in advance.
Summers are warm but wet in Canada. Depending on the province you are visit, you might just end up during the wettest time of the year . However, don’t worry. It’s also a pleasant time which allows for sunbathing and outdoor activities.
Some sample temperatures:
Edmonton avg high 22C / avg low 9.5C
Vancouver avg high 22C / avg low 13C
Toronto avg high 26C / avg low 15C
Quebec City avg high 24C / avg low 14C
Montreal avg high 26C / avg low 16C
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Flights and accommodation in Canada in July
Summer also means more tourists. Aside from the important sites being crowded, more tourists also mean high prices. So book your flight and hotel in advance. Consider staying in a hostel or even camping , especially if you plan to explore the outdoors.
What to do
Canada Day is the national day of Canada and is observed on July 1. It celebrates the anniversary of the July 1, 1867, enactment of the British North America Act (now called the Constitution Act, 1867). The act united the British colonies into a single country , called Canada (at that time, part of the British Empire). Outdoor public events take place all over the county, such as parades, carnivals, festivals, air and maritime shows and free concerts.
A variety of festivals are in full swing during July. The Festival of Fire, Beaches International Jazz Festival and the Caribbean Carnival Festival take place in Toronto.
Regardless of which city(ies) you plan to visit, you can find museums and historical sights to visit. 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 in the city.
Farmer markets are at their best during summer, so no matter which city you visit, plan to spend half of a weekend’s morning search for local goodies.
Summer is definitely the time to plan outdoor activities. You can hike, bike, walk, swim, or try your luck at fishing in various interesting locations within the country. Also, if you visit Toronto, put Niagara Falls on the must-visit list as well.