North America
Why North America?

The diversity of the people of North America is almost as varied as the terrain on which they thrive. From east to west, stunning scenery and dynamic cityscapes continue to entice an increasing number of visitors worldwide. Ker & Downey presents the towering Rocky Mountains, Mediterranean-like beaches, magnificent glaciers, remote wildernesses, and the tropical islands of Hawaii, along with some of the most exciting cities in the world. 

North America Luxury Travel - Best Time to Travel to North America

North America
Seasonality & Pricing

June to September: High Demand Season. Summers are usually hot and dry with little rainfall. The summer months, June to August, is also when most American families take their summer vacations. California and the American Southwest experience high volumes, while Alaska and Canada's high seasons extend into September.

December to March: Low Demand Season (except festive). Winters are typically cold, and snowfall is possible. Some National Parks close during this time, but it still remains an inviting time for a Winter Yellowstone Safari, or a Northern Lights escape in Alaska and Canada. Many regions also host winter festivals, and New York City comes alive with holiday cheer.

April to May & October to November: Shoulder Season. This is typically "mud season" in the mountains, with snow still possible in the Rockies. However, the fall brings with it crisp evenings and a riot of autumn colors in many regions.


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  • Many famed winter festivals take place across the country, including Art Basel Miami in December, Sundance Film Festival in Utah in January, the Quebec winter carnival from the end of January to mid-February, and Mardi Gras in New Orleans in March.
  • December to February is also the best time to see the Northern Lights in Alaska and Canada.
  • The famed Iditarod long distance trail sled dog race occurs every March in Alaska.
  • June kicks off the summer festival season: Enjoy the Aspen food and wine festival and Montreal's International Jazz Festival, to name a few.
  • Bear viewing in British Columbia is best from late August to mid-October, and whale watching is best from July to August.
  • Meanwhile, bear viewing in Alaska is best mid-July to mid-August, and whale watching mid-June to early August.
  • Polar Bear viewing in Manitoba takes place between July and November.
  • National Parks in the United States are not always open year-round due to weather conditions. Yellowstone and Grand Teton are prone to mudslides from March through May. Snow and ice can also cause road closures from November to March and require specialized vehicles to navigate the parks.

The Ker & Downey

The Ker & Downey Difference is in the hand-picked experiences we create that are unique to you. Experiences include:

  • View Alaskan Coastal Brown Bears in their natural habitat with a local biologist.
  • Privately guided hiking expeditions through the Canadian Rockies.
  • Coastal marine wildlife cruises in British Columbia.
  • Meet with Indigenous Elders to in the Yukon and the Northwest Territories.
  • Helicopter to a remote wilderness location in Alaska and enjoy a private gourmet dinner set at the edge of a glacier or mountain ridge.
  • Gain access to wine tastings at select wineries in Napa and Sonoma valleys, typically closed to the public.
  • Learn about the wolf conservation efforts in the Lamar Valley of Yellowstone with a naturalist.
  • Obtain VIP seats to Broadway shows and backstage tours in famous theatres in New York City.
  • Forage for truffles in Willamette Valley and clams along the Central Oregon Coast.
  • Helicopter to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon from the beautiful Amangiri.
  • Charter a private boat on Lake Powell.
  • Go glamping in the United States' beautiful national parks.

The beauty of the North American landscape is guaranteed to impress, with its iconic geographical landmarks housed in the continent’s superb national parks, forests, and wilderness areas. Combined with some of the world’s most glamorous cites, fascinating culture, friendly people, and blending of traditional and ethnic foods, there’s truly no other place in the world quite like North America. Contact your Ker & Downey luxury travel consultant to begin planning your journey.