Canada is a popular and well-known Winter destination. There’s plenty to do in the country during the Summer and other seasons, but Winter is when it becomes prime time for those that want to ski down the large number of mountains Canada possesses.
However, before you bust out those skis or snowboard, there are various aspects to consider when planning a trip to Canada in the Winter. This doesn’t just mean packing an extra layer or a waterproof coat, either…
Canada in Winter
So if you are currently in the process of booking a winter trip to Canada, read the following points to help you best prepare for such a journey.
Pick Your Travel Dates Carefully
If you go to Canada during the busiest times in winter, it will cost you financially. That is why it is recommended that you choose carefully in terms of travel dates. I recommend that you aim for the post-Christmas season to find the best value.
If you’re not sure what time period will supply you with the best overall value, use a flight comparison tool that will check the dates over a set period.
Choosing Where to Stay
Canada is the second biggest country in the world, so it is only natural that certain parts of the nation will be colder than others. If you want to go to Canada in the Winter, but want to avoid excessive freezing temperatures, travel to Western Canada. This area of the country features popular destinations like Victoria and Vancouver, which boast little snowfall and moderate climates.
Packing the Right Equipment
There is always the opportunity to rent gear if you are planning on going skiing. However, this is not the advised course of action. You might think you’re saving on baggage fees, because you don’t need to pack your own equipment, but you are also sacrificing on your comfort levels. After all, wearing your own stuff is going to be a better fit than wearing rented goods.
Along with having the right ski gear, ensure you also pack appropriate clothing for your trip. The main thing is to stay both warm and dry, so take that into consideration when choosing your inner/outer layers.
Picking Appropriate Accomodation
After a day out in the cold, getting back to a warm abode is one of life’s best pleasures. Sadly, that is the sort of thing that cannot be replicated via your standard hostel or hotel room.
Nevertheless, this feeling can be produced when going with a self-catering accommodation. After all, it is essentially staying in the comfort of a home. These rentals by Tremblant Sunstar in Mont-Tremblant help illustrate that they’re not just a cozy refuge–they’re also practical forms of accommodation thanks to supplying kitchen equipment and other useful amenities.
Don’t Forget the Festivals
Even during the winter, Canada doesn’t slow down when it comes to events and festivals. Starting from November and carrying on until March, you will find a multitude of festivals that will warm up your spirits. Two of the biggest include the Quebec Winter Carnival and Winterlude, with the latter taking place in Ottawa and featuring traditional outdoor activities such as ice-skating, dog sledding and snow sculpture contests.