• Canada is the second largest country in the world (after Russia), and the largest in the North American continent, so saying that weather conditions vary widely in Canada would be a gross understatement.
  • Because of the warm ocean currents along the British Columbia coastline, spring begins there in February.
  • Across the central and southern reaches of the country enjoyable spring weather usually arrives in May
  • Summer begins in late May, and extends through September.
  • The hottest months are July and August.
  • For many travelers, the months of September and October (Fall) are the best time to visit Canada, as most days are cool, crisp and pleasant.
  • The Canadian winters are cold and long, and in the northern reaches of the country they can be brutal
  • In the central interior and prairie provinces, the daily average temps (in winter) are near 5°F, with daily lows near -20°F; significantly lower on occasion.
  • In these regions, snow can cover the ground almost six months of the year, while in the far-north, nine months of snow cover (or more) is the norm.