There are many climatic variations in Canada, ranging from the permanently frozen ice caps north of the 70th parallel to the lush vegetation of British Columbia’s west coast. Overall, however, Canada has four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35 degree C and higher, while lows of -15 degree C are not uncommon in winter. More moderate temperatures are the norm in spring and fall. Over the years, Canadians have adapted extremely well to the colder periods of weather by installing heat in housing and cars, and by having heated public transportation systems.
Getting around in Canada is easy. Most cities have urban transportation systems, including buses, streetcars, and trains, and some of the larger cities have subways. You can board these systems at regular stops along their routes. Some let you pay with cash; others require tickets. If you don’t have a ticket for the bus, you must pay with the right amount of money (exact fare). You can also buy a monthly pass or a package of tickets to save money. You can buy subway tickets at the subway station. Maps of routes and schedules are usually available from the public transit company in your area.
Canada is a vast country with a variety of tourist destinations. Wherever you choose to study in Canada, you will discover a multitude of cultural, leisure, and other activities year-round. You can enjoy the many museums, seasonal festivals, and exciting nightlife that each province and territory has to offer. Canada also has a beautiful countryside which means that most outdoor recreational activities are very popular here, whether it be skiing, cycling, hiking, camping, sightseeing, or even ice sailing.