Located in North America, Canada is the second largest country in the world.The majestic Rockies, the Bugaboos, the stunning Columbia Mountains, deep blue lakes, beautiful forests and glaciers, and 44 national parks make Canada a true natural paradise. There is so much to enjoy and discover that you could spend months here! Don’t miss out on the chance to watch a polar bear in Churchill, or the magical Northern Lights. You could also enjoy a ride on the Rocky Mountaineer, one of the most iconic railway journeys in the world. Before you leave, make sure you try Poutine, the delicious national dish.
Canada is a vast country, with a diverse climate. Therefore, conditions vary a lot, depending on location and season. While parts of coastal British Columbia have mild winters and warm summers, the interior is cold and snowy in winter. Much of Northern Canada is covered in snow and ice for almost half of the year.
Airlines from all over the world fly to Canada’s main cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Quebec, etc). Whistler is located just 2 hours away by road from Vancouver International Airport, along the scenic Highway 99, also known as the Sea to Sky Highway. Squamish is just an hour away from Vancouver and Whistler.The easiest way to reach Banff is by flying to Calgary, the nearest airport.
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If you are looking for the best skiing and snowboarding conditions, you should come from December till March. The rock climbing season usually starts in early spring to late fall. You will find the best conditions for climbing and hiking from June through August. Mountaineers can climb all year round under different conditions.
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