Canada in spring offers a good opportunity for travellers. Travel discounts are plentiful before summer's high travel season arrives and the weather is warming up.
Spring comes early on Canada's west coast, with February seeing the arrival of tulips and temperatures on average staying above 0°C (32°F). Elsewhere in the country, spring shows up to stay in April and extends through to June. April usually sees the last of the winter's snow, except in higher altitudes like Banff or Whistler, both popular ski destinations where the season doesn't end until May.
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Maple syrup is one of Canada's most popular commodities and Canada accounts for 85% of the world's total supply (Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada).
Quebec is the biggest producer of maple syrup, with Ontario, New Brunswick, and Nova Scotia also being homes to maple syrup farms. In March and April, towns in these provinces celebrate this yummy, sticky condiment with festivals, and producers open up to the public allowing visitors to observe and participate in the making of maple syrup.
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Go Spring Skiing
Ski season is still going full tilt through April in Canada and in some western resorts with higher altitudes, through May and even June. Spring skiing, especially after all the school breaks have finished, offers a chance for great discounts on lift tickets, accommodation and travel.Continue to 5 of 5 below.
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Tour Canada's Wine Regions
Canada has a growing number of wine regions, with the Okanagan in British Columbia and the Niagara Wine Region between Niagara Falls and Toronto being the two most productive and famous. British Columbia and Ontario both have several regions each; thus visitors to these Canadian provinces can make more extended scenic driving tours, visiting a host of wineries along the way. In addition, Quebec and Nova Scotia are wine-producing provinces with wineries where visitors can taste and purchase Canadian wine.