Canada offers unforgettable encounters with nature that will fire both your senses and imagination. Get so close to the mammoth blue whales of the St. Lawrence or the magnificent orcas off BC's Vancouver Island that you can taste their salty spray on your lips. Or feel the powerful current as you raft down the mighty Nahanni River, the world's first UNESCO World Heritage Site. Smell the wildflowers blooming along a high alpine trail in one of our renowned national parks.
Canada's climate is not as cold all year around as some may believe. In winter, temperatures fall below freezing point throughout most of Canada. But the south-western coast has a relatively mild climate. Along the Arctic Circle, mean temperatures are below freezing for seven months a year. During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius regularly. Western and south-eastern Canada experience high rainfall, but the Prairies are dry with 250 mm to 500 mm of rain every year.