Canada offers not only a warm welcome, ample employment opportunities, and top-rated institutions of higher learning but also one of the most fun-filled summers, thanks to its scenic spots and culture. For newcomers and residents alike, summer is the best opportunity to travel and experience everything this country has to offer.
While the summer officially begins on June 21, 2023, August, which is midsummer in Canada, give the perfect weather to venture outside. It is usually slightly cooler than July, but still warm. This gives newcomers to Canada the perfect opportunity to experience all the best events and excursions this beautiful country has to offer during the warmest part of the calendar year.
This article seeks to discuss the most iconic experiences in each province that newcomers to Canada can take advantage of this summer.
1. Walk on a suspension bridge in British Columbia
British Columbia (BC) is home to six suspension bridges, each resting over a river or canyon with scenic views of that part of the province. For instance, the Capilano Suspension Bridge is a 140-meter-long structure in North Vancouver that was built 70 meters above a river. Use this August, when the weather is at its best, as an opportunity to enjoy one of the most unique experiences BC has to offer.
2. Visit Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse in Nova Scotia
A fixture in one of the country’s most iconic images, the Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse has a permanent place in the history of this country. Although the lighthouse is no longer operational, the over-100-year-old lighthouse provides Canadians with a great place to spend the day watching the waves and experiencing a monumental part of this country’s history in the summer.
3. Visit Banff and Lake Louise in Alberta
Summer in Banff and Lake Louise brings warm sunny weather. This is the only time of year where the hiking trails at higher elevations are mostly snow free. July is definitely the warmest month, so August brings a more comfortable temperature to enjoy the vivid turquoise hues of Lake Louise and the many outdoor activities offered in the area like biking and paddle-boarding.