@Snowbird thank you for the update
Phew, we are already in but didn’t get stopped crossing over from Maine.
@ElsieDownie Then let me be the first on the forum to say welcome (again, I think?) to Canada. I hope you have a lovely time whle travelling here.
Now, if you brought your snow skis with you, you can take them off your car roof rack now. Yes, people do cross the land border thinking that it snows all year in Canada. I think you know better though.
I think it’s a pretty simple thing. They randomly ask people (about 5% of arrivals) to do a test either in person or at a virtual appointment once you’ve arrived at your destination. No need to isolate before the test.
Also, they’ve always had random testing at the land borders. This is just a reinstatement of testing for air arrivals. It had been paused for a month or so because there were backups at the airports (due to staffing issues).
We didn’t expect snow but very surprised with the weather so far. 24C+ wearing shorts and t shirts. Last time we were here in July and it was jeans and jumpers with dense fog everywhere.
Here till end of September so we are expecting it to get colder but no snow (please). In your neck of the woods at the end of September so if we have time might drop around for coffee.
@ElsieDownie That would be lovely. I don’t know what part of Canada you were in last time but in Niagara we’re usually upper 20s to low 30s Celsius in July, often with humidity that makes it feel warmer. September can also be what’s called Indian summer and can still be shorts weather for the first half of the month, or at least very comfortable. Overnight temperatures in September are usually cooler, whereas in July the nighttime temperature doesn’t drop as much. September is our celebration of the grape harvest in Niagara, so a good time to visit. We rarely see any snow before November, and often not until December.
Where are you now and where do you plan to travel in Canada?
We are in Prince Edward Island enjoying the tasty food. We go back to NS tomorrow then to Cape Breton till the first week in August. Newfoundland, Labrador, then down the St Lawerence to Lake Ontario.
A mixture of sits and airbnbs. It’s a road trip we have promised ourselves for years.
Next year it’s the west side finishing in Calgary area. We both have lots of relatives there and we have been promising them for years we will drop on by.
It has been fantastic so far - the weather, the people, the scenery, the food. If I was 40 years younger I would have emigrated to Nova Scotia but as everyone keeps saying, wait until it snows!
We sailed from Provincetown to Shelburne 3 years ago at this time of the year. It was chuffing cold! But it was the fog that was the hazard.
Oh you are in a beautiful part of the country. We toured the maritimes in the fall of 2016. I love PEI especially. Enjoy!
Thanks for letting us know @Snowbird. This comes just in time for my flight into Montreal on July 29…
This would make a great travel post @ElsieDownie, in it’s own right… I and I’m sure others would love to see some pictures from your trip … if sounds like you’ve been having a fabulous time!! (If you have time of course!!)
Love PEI! I haven’t done a sit out there but there is an 1800s log cabin about 30 min out of Charlottetown that we’ve stayed at through AirBnB a couple of times, it’s one of my favourite spots I’ve ever been to. Glad you are enjoying Canada!
We found an Airbnb that’s a converted village shop. Had most of the original features in it. It was in North Wiltshire.
That’s another thing we are finding amusing, the place names. It’s like travelling through the UK with a little bit of French thrown in now and again. But they aren’t in order……
We are going to Canada this winter. We downloaded the app “arrivcanada.” You can put all your information in there and keep up to date!!
Just to clarify for others who may be looking for the app - it’s actuality called ArriveCAN.