Canada's prime tourism season is summer, when temperatures are warm enough for outdoor adventures in the rugged Canadian countryside (albeit the more popular destinations will be bustling with tourists). Canadian winters can be long and arduous, but skiers, of course, will want to head to the mountains when local temperatures drop and snow blankets the slopes. Fall in Canada is leaf-peeping time. Cruises along the Canadian coast, mountain hikes and train trips through the countryside are excellent ways to catch autumn colors. Spring rains often bring tons of mud to Canadian national parks, but this season is a great time to find local travel deals.
Overall, Canada is a budget-friendly destination for the U.S. traveler, due to proximity and a generally comparable exchange rate. Snag the best prices on hotel stays, tours and transportation -- while avoiding arctic winter temperatures -- by traveling during the spring or fall shoulder seasons (spring prices are likely to drop a bit lower than fall ones). To get around locally on the cheap, take advantage of Canada's extensive, affordable rail system, VIA Rail Canada, which offers low-priced transport across the vast countryside.
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