If you’re thinking about visiting Canada in the wintertime, it’s important to be aware of some key do’s and don’ts. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Do bundle up! It can be really cold outside, even in the middle of summer, so make sure you have all the proper gear to stay warm. Don’t drive if you can avoid it. Roads are heavily congested and hazardous during winter conditions. Do schedule your trips for times when people are out of work and have more time on their hands. This will help avoid busy tourist areas and places where there is already a lot of traffic. Do buy travel insurance before you go? Even if you think you won’t need it, accidents do happen, and sometimes they can be pretty costly.

Here are some of the following things that you do and don’t do in Canada during winter:

What you Do and Don’t

1. Consider the location

Canada is the second largest country and experiences different weather in different parts. The west coast, towards the cities of Vancouver, Victoria, Surrey, and the Pacific Ocean has warmer temperatures than the rest of Canada. Winters are not as cold here as they are in the rest of the country. Northern areas have colder winters due to gushing winds from the Arctic Ocean during winter months. Southern spots may experience it slightly differently with several less-cold patches during certain seasons and locations. Before you head off on your trip don't forget to check out our weather conditions.

2. Get the warmest clothing you can buy

To keep yourself protected from cold. you should keep warmer clothes. When purchasing a new winter jacket, consider one that's a size or two up from what you might wear. If you're wearing a thick sweater underneath, consider packing an extra coat in your bag. You'll need boots with soles that provide good traction, and they should be sturdy enough to protect your feet from slips and falls. Keep the heat on the outside with warm layers until you need them — then add them over the top.

If you're in a colder region, it might be wise to add more items to your winter wardrobe.

3. Don't stay out longer than necessary

With proper insulation, central heating, and good upkeep, Cambridge is a safe and comfortable place to be. Keep in mind that the city department takes absolute care of the roads and sidewalks so it's easy to travel through Cambridge. With most buses and trains having updated timetables, you can use transport service to make sure that you're not overexerting yourself while you're outside. Aim to spend as short a time outdoors as possible if extreme cold isn't your thing.

4. Check the weather every day

Getting the weather is always important to know before you plan on doing anything. Check the “Real temperature”, as well as the “Feels like” temp. This will help you dress accordingly and if you need to carry an extra layer or clothing with you in case it's colder later. It's also good to carry an extra layer of cloth, this will secure you to have cold.

5. Consider your Immunity level strong

If you're not outdoors enough to get the recommended amount of vitamins in your diet, you may want to consider taking a supplement. Your health department and many others recommend that people take supplemental vitamins during these types of times. Autumn, wintertime, and periods of time when the sun is low in the sky all present opportunities for poor doses of these vitamins. Make sure you protect your bones from rickets with a daily dose of vitamin D.

The sun is an important part of circadian rhythm and body functions. If you can, try to get outside in the early mornings. In 2017 study published in Sleep Health showed that getting sun exposure helps people sleep better at night.