Temperatures drop and snow begins to fall, but this brings a raft of different experiences to a Canada trip. Winter festivals, ice-skating rinks and Christmas markets open toward the end of the month, making it a good time for a city break. Wrap up for a walking tour before sipping a hot chocolate, or stay cosy inside museums and galleries. You can still explore the country’s wilderness areas, too. Visitor numbers are low at this time of year, so you can enjoy views of the snow-smeared mountains in solitude. You might also catch the tail-end of the salmon run along British Columbia’s coast or the polar-bear watching season in Churchill.