About Southern California, California


After years of drought and barren slopes, skiers and boarders have a bonanza of snow at resorts from the Sierra Nevada to the mountain ranges of Southern California following a barrage of storms.

Mammoth Mountain in the Eastern Sierra reports Tuesday that January has shattered its record for most monthly snowfall.
The resort says it accumulated nearly 6.25 metres (246 inches) of snow at the main lodge this month. The season-to-date total is 8.9 metres (350 inches). It's a similar story at Sierra resorts around Lake Tahoe.
East of Los Angeles, the Bear Mountain-Snow Summit resorts report their largest January total, 1.8 metres (70 inches), while Mountain High says the latest storm dropped the most snow in five years.

Where West is Best

Now is the perfect time to book and save on your California getaway. With the most flights from Canada to California, choose Air Canada to head to San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, Palm Springs, Sacramento or San Jose.

Live the California Experience


Let your inner gastronome roam with so many foodie stops to choose from. Try San Francisco’s Little Italy in North Beach for restaurants, cafés and gelato shops, or discover delicious tacos at every turn in San Diego. Looking to try a little of everything? Explore San Jose’s budding food scene and fill up on local favourites.


From kid-friendly beaches to Los Angeles’ famous Venice Beach attractions and the stunning northern shores and towering cliffs of Santa Cruz, discover all there is to see and do along the California coast. Be sure to pack your sandals – and your surf board!


Live the ultimate California dream with a coastal trip along the newly reopened Highway 1 – stopping by Copper Café, Cambria and Hearst Castle along the way. Feeling extra adventurous? Stay a night at Ragged Point Inn and hike the surrounding cliffs and outcrops of Big Sur.


Take the wine train through Napa Valley, sip a Chardonnay in Sonoma County, then make your way to Monterey for a glass of California’s famous Zinfandel. Still thirsty for more? Discover over 30 award-winning wineries nestled in Temecula Valley.


From thrill seekers to costume aficionados and romantics at heart, California’s theme parks offer something for everyone. Discover the magic of Disneyland, the adventure of Universal Studios and the magnificent marine life at San Diego’s SeaWorld.


Tee off at famous Torrey Pines, take a swing at Pebble Beach or go for a hole in one at Coachella Valley’s famous Indian Wells golf course – all on par with the best links in the world.

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You will visit the following 4 places:

San Francisco

San Francisco

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the financial, cultural, and transportation center of the San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 7.5 million people which includes San Jose and Oakland. The only consolidated city-county in California, it encompasses a land area of about 46.9 square miles (121 km2) on the northern end of the San Francisco Peninsula, giving it a density of about 17,179 people per square mile (6,632 people per km2). It is the most densely settled large city (population greater than 200,000) in the state of California and the second-most densely populated large city in the United States after New York City. San Francisco is the fourth most populous city in California and the 13th most populous city in the United States, with a population of 805,235 as of the 2010 Census. The San Francisco-Oakland-Fremont metropolitan area has a population of 4,335,391.

San Diego

San Diego

San Diego, named after Saint Didacus, is the eighth-largest city in the United States and second-largest city in California after Los Angeles, with a population of 1,306,300 (Jul 2009) within its administrative limits on a land area of 372.1 square miles (963.7 km2). The city is located on the coast of the Pacific Ocean in Southern California. The urban area of San Diego extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of 2,880,000. San Diego is also the county seat of San Diego County, the 5th largest county, by population, in the United States.   

Los Angeles

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, Spanish for "The Angels", is the most populous city in California and the second most populous in the United States, with a population of 4.06 million on a land area of 498.3 square miles (1,290.6 km2). It is the focal point of the larger Los Angeles-Long Beach Riverside  combined statistical area, which contains nearly 17.8 million people. This makes it the 12th most populous metropolitan area in the world. Los Angeles is also the seat of Los Angeles County, the most populated and one of the most multicultural counties in the United States. The city's inhabitants are referred to as "Angelenos".

San Jose

San Jose

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