Summer marks peak tourist season for Canada
and is also the start of a season of outdoor festivals. In July, visit Calgary for the Annual Calgary Stampede, known as ‘The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth’, showcasing the best in rodeo and featuring wagon racing, international entertainment and agricultural exhibitions. For music lovers, head to Montreal for the International Jazz Festival, which holds the 2004 Guinness World Record as the world’s largest jazz festival.
With the weather averaging around 20-30 degrees Celsius, summer is also the perfect time for outdoor pursuits. Go hiking through Banff and Jasper National Parks, relax on a float trip along the Athabasca River, or canoe the tranquil Pyramid Lake in Jasper.
For something more thrilling, enjoy a sidecar tour on a Harley Davidson Motorcycle or soar above the mountains in a helicopter and admire the aqua blue glacial lakes from above.