Best time to go to Toronto

Toronto’s a pretty chilly spot in the winter – if you’re visiting between December and February, you can expect sub-zero temperatures. The good news is that things warm up in the summer months. July’s the toastiest of the bunch – average temperatures at this time of year creep into the early twenties. It also sees the most rainfall, though, so don’t forget to pop a brolly in your suitcase.

Passports and Visas

British citizens don’t need a visa to enter Canada but require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) and for a small fee, you can apply through our visa and travel authorisation partner – Sherpa. You also must have a valid passport for the proposed duration of stay. For the most up-to-date passport and visa info, visit

Don't forget to arrange your travel money and insurance before you go.

Health and safety

You should take out comprehensive travel and medical insurance to cover you while you’re away. For the latest health and safety information, visit

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