Gassy Jack steam clock in Gastown, Vancouver
Incredible Countries Around The World To Visit In January
Most provinces in "The Great White North" receive decent snow. Ski at the world-famous Whistler Blackcomb Resort in British Columbia, where Olympians train.
National parks like Jasper and Banff are in peak winter wonderlands in Alberta to ski, snowboard, or take a winter hike through the Rocky Mountains.
In Manitoba or Saskatchewan, snowshoe through the prairies or try ice fishing. Across Canada, hockey will be in full swing, and ice rinks are at most public parks and city centers.
In January, temperatures won't be hot enough to swim or sunbathe in the Mediterranean, but it's a better time of year to visit if you want to avoid crowds and save money.
Popular destinations such as Santorini or the Acropolis aren't elbow-to-elbow with tourists, and prices for flights and hotels drop drastically after the winter holidays.
Ecuador is still a bit of a hidden gem outside the Galápagos Islands. The seasons don't fluctuate too drastically, and it's a great destination year-round.
Mainland Ecuador is quiet in January, and the seas are relatively calm, making it the ideal time to explore the famous islands and their history-making biodiversity without crowds.
January starts the rainforest's wet season, which means more rain, possible flooding, and closed roads. Avoid dates near New Year's as it can be busy.
In Ireland, there is rain year-round, and it never reaches beach weather. The least busy tourist time is between the December holidays and February school breaks.
Flights and accommodations are also more affordable in January, and temps typically stay around 45 degrees Fahrenheit, just with more rain.
While January is certainly peak season in Egypt, it's a fantastic time to visit as the winter weather is the most pleasant and tolerable for sightseeing.
As it is peak season, most sites and tours will be open and operating; plan to go after Christmas and New Year for lesser crowds.