Canadians love to migrate South come first snowfall. While some resorts book up—primarily ski hills—Canadian tourism decreases during the winter. Summer seems to be the prime time for domestic and international travellers to explore this vast nation.
Despite being the most popular season, summer comes with a few drawbacks.
- Busyness: expect crowds around tourist attractions;
- Heat: understand that the Canadian climate gets smoldering mid-summer;
- Cost: know that the higher demand means higher costs.
To avoid all aforesaid disadvantages, some travellers postpone their Canadian trips until the fall. Although occasionally wet and cold, autumn usually promises temperateness—perfect for outdoor excursions and warm meals. As the days grow shorter, the landscape also transforms; the leaves change colours and many harvests begin. Particularly, Canada is known for its autumn vintages.
Temperature and scenery aside, fall promises the following travel benefits.
Regarding accommodations and transportation costs, fall is a good time of year to travel. You needn’t worry about overbookings or no vacancies unless there’s a big event you’re unaware of. This allows you to enjoy last-minute vacations and spontaneously change your itinerary to fit in new sights or places.
If you prefer to drive, the conditions are much safer in the fall. The winter has too much ice on the roads while summer roads are typically congested. Traffic leaves you prone to accidents, and that’s the type of the thing that will ruin your trip.
Many local festivals happen between September and November. These are lesser known and attract fewer tourists, but that makes them no less enjoyable to attend. In fact, local events are an excellent place to make friends and enjoy a truly authentic travel experience.