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Climate of Canada

When planning a trip to Canada, the best time to go depends on what you would like to do during your visit. Summer is naturally the best time to visit because of the wonderful weather. The majority of people travel to Canada for the outdoorsy aspect that the northern wilderness has to offer. If your trip will take you to the far north shores of Canada for camping, fishing, or hiking then July and August will be the warmest months. However, one point of advice is to bring your bug spray this is the peak season for mosquitoes.

Summer normally begins in late May and lasts until mid-September. Outdoor festivals, parades, fairs and carnivals commemorate these days that are long and when the nights are warm. If you do not mind the crowds and the price-hikes this is the perfect time to go. Fall begins mid-September until around mid-November. Winter lasts from mid-November until mid-March. The Quebec Winter Carnival and other ski and snowboarding themed events are held during these months. Tourism can be quiet elsewhere in Canada during the winter, but on the ski hills, it is another story. It will be hard to find inexpensive vacation packages at the ski resorts during the middle of ski season, although in February, prices start to go down.

Spring generally runs from mid-March until late May. The highest tourist season is mid-June until mid-September. During these months, prices go up drastically and lodging is often booked up. If you are planning a trip to Canada during this time, book early to get the best selection. Canada is generally a wonderful experience regardless of the time of year you go, depending on what you like to do and where you would like to do it.

CLIMATE

Weather Averages for Calgary:

Average Temperatures for Calgary, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
14f 21f 27f 41f 50f 57f 63f 61f 52f 43f 27f 18f
-10c -6c -3c 5c 10c 14c 17c 16c 11c 6c -3c -8c

Average High/Low Temperature for Calgary, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
25f 32f 37f 52f 61f 70f 73f 73f 63f 55f 37f 28f
-4c 0c 3c 11c 16c 21c 23c 23c 17c 13c 3c -2c
3f 10f 18f 28f 37f 45f 50f 48f 39f 30f 16f 7f
-16c -12c -8c -2c 3c 7c 10c 9c 4c -1c -9c -14c

Average Rainfall for Calgary, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12mm 10mm 15mm 25mm 53mm 77mm 70mm 49mm 48mm 16mm 12mm 13mm

Weather Averages for Halifax:

Average Temperatures for Halifax, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21f 19f 28f 39f 50f 59f 64f 64f 57f 48f 37f 27f
-6c -7c -2c 4c 10c 15c 18c 18c 14c 9c 3c -3c

Average High/Low Temperature for Halifax, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28f 28f 37f 46f 59f 68f 73f 73f 66f 55f 45f 34f
-2c -2c 3c 8c 15c 20c 23c 23c 19c 13c 7c 1c
14f 12f 21f 30f 39f 48f 55f 55f 48f 39f 30f 19f
-10c -11c -1c 4c 9c 13c 13c 9c 4c -1c -7c

Average Rainfall for Halifax, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
147mm 119mm 123mm 124mm 111mm 98mm 97mm 110mm 95mm 129mm 154mm 167mm

Weather Averages for Montreal:

Average Temperatures for Montreal, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12f 16f 27f 43f 55f 64f 70f 68f 59f 48f 36f 19f
-11c -9c -3c 6c 13c 18c 21c 20c 15c 9c 2c -7c

Average High/Low Temperature for Montreal, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12f 16f 27f 43f 55f 64f 70f 68f 59f 48f 36f 19f
-11c -9c -3c 6c 13c 18c 21c 20c 15c 9c 2c -7c

Average High/Low Temperature for Montreal, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21f 25f 36f 52f 64f 73f 79f 77f 68f 55f 41f 27f
-6c -4c 2c 11c 18c 23c 26c 25c 20c 13c 5c -3c
5f 7f 19f 34f 45f 54f 59f 57f 48f 39f 28f 12f
-15c -14c -7c 1c 7c 12c 15c 14c 9c 4c -2c -11c

Average Rainfall for Montreal, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
63mm 56mm 68mm 75mm 68mm 83mm 86mm 100mm 87mm 75mm 93mm 86mm

Weather Averages for Toronto:

Average Temperatures for Toronto, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
23f 25f 34f 43f 54f 64f 70f 68f 63f 50f 41f 28f
-5c -4c 1c 6c 12c 18c 21c 20c 17c 10c 5c -2c

Average High/Low Temperature for Toronto, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
30f 30f 39f 50f 61f 72f 77f 75f 68f 55f 45f 34f
-1c -1c 4c 10c 16c 22c 25c 24c 20c 13c 7c 1c
18f 19f 27f 36f 46f 55f 61f 61f 55f 45f 36f 25f
-8c -7c -3c 2c 8c 13c 16c 16c 13c 7c 2c -4c

Average Rainfall for Toronto, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
51mm 50mm 60mm 63mm 67mm 68mm 69mm 80mm 76mm 61mm 71mm 73mm

Weather Averages for Whistler, Canada:

Average High/Low Temperature for Whistler, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
28f 37f 46f 52f 63f 70f 81f 81f 68f 61f 41f 30f
-2c 3c 8c 11c 17c 21c 27c 27c 20c 16c 5c -1c
18f 23f 27f 36f 45f 48f 52f 52f 46f 37f 30f 23f
-8c -5c -3c 2c 7c 9c 11c 11c 8c 3c -1c -5c

Weather Averages for Caamano Sound:

Average Temperatures for Caamano Sound, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
27f 25f 34f 41f 50f 57f 61f 63f 57f 48f 41f 30f
-3c -4c 1c 5c 10c 14c 16c 17c 14c 9c 5c -1c

Average High/Low Temperature for Caamano Sound, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
34f 32f 39f 46f 57f 64f 68f 70f 64f 55f 46f 37f
1c 0c 4c 8c 14c 18c 20c 21c 18c 13c 8c 3c
19f 19f 27f 34f 41f 48f 54f 54f 48f 41f 34f 25f
-7c -7c -3c 1c 5c 9c 12c 12c 9c 5c 1c -4c

Average Rainfall for Caamano Sound, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
126mm 107mm 95mm 101mm 97mm 94mm 85mm 82mm 88mm 107mm 135mm 144mm

Weather Averages for Edmonton:

Average Temperatures for Edmonton, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
5f 12f 21f 39f 50f 57f 61f 59f 50f 41f 21f 9f
-15c -11c -6c 4c 10c 14c 16c 15c 10c 5c -6c -13c

Average High/Low Temperature for Edmonton, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
16f 23f 32f 50f 63f 70f 72f 72f 63f 52f 32f 19f
-9c -5c 0c 10c 17c 21c 22c 22c 17c 11c 0c -7c
-4f 1f 12f 27f 37f 45f 48f 46f 37f 28f 12f f
-20c -17c -11c -3c 3c 7c 9c 8c 3c -2c -11c -18c

Average Rainfall for Edmonton, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
23mm 16mm 16mm 22mm 43mm 76mm 101mm 70mm 48mm 18mm 16mm 19mm

Weather Averages for Ottawa:

Average Temperatures for Ottawa, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12f 14f 27f 43f 55f 64f 70f 68f 59f 46f 34f 18f
-11c -10c -3c 6c 13c 18c 21c 20c 15c 8c 1c -8c

Average High/Low Temperature for Ottawa, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
21f 23f 36f 52f 66f 75f 79f 77f 68f 55f 41f 25f
-6c -5c 2c 11c 19c 24c 26c 25c 20c 13c 5c -4c
3f 7f 19f 32f 45f 54f 59f 57f 48f 37f 27f 10f
-16c -14c -7c 0c 7c 12c 15c 14c 9c 3c -3c -12c

Average Rainfall for Ottawa, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
58mm 59mm 65mm 69mm 76mm 77mm 88mm 92mm 83mm 75mm 86mm 83mm

Weather Averages for Tofino:

Average Rainfall for Tofino, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm mm 77mm mm mm

Weather Averages for Vancouver:

Average Temperatures for Vancouver, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
37f 41f 45f 48f 54f 59f 64f 64f 57f 50f 43f 39f
3c 5c 7c 9c 12c 15c 18c 18c 14c 10c 6c 4c

Average High/Low Temperature for Vancouver, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
43f 46f 50f 55f 61f 66f 72f 72f 64f 57f 48f 43f
6c 8c 10c 13c 16c 19c 22c 22c 18c 14c 9c 6c
32f 34f 37f 41f 46f 52f 55f 55f 50f 43f 37f 34f
0c 1c 3c 5c 8c 11c 13c 13c 10c 6c 3c 1c

Average Rainfall for Vancouver, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
218mm 147mm 127mm 84mm 71mm 64mm 31mm 43mm 91mm 147mm 211mm 224mm

Average Daily Sunshine Hours for Vancouver, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2 Hrs 3 Hrs 4 Hrs 6 Hrs 8 Hrs 7 Hrs 9 Hrs 8 Hrs 6 Hrs 4 Hrs 3 Hrs 2 Hrs

Weather Averages for Winnipeg:

Average Temperatures for Winnipeg, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
-2f 3f 19f 39f 54f 63f 68f 66f 55f 43f 23f 5f
-19c -16c -7c 4c 12c 17c 20c 19c 13c 6c -5c -15c

Average High/Low Temperature for Winnipeg, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
9f 14f 28f 50f 66f 73f 79f 77f 66f 52f 32f 14f
-13c -10c -2c 10c 19c 23c 26c 25c 19c 11c 0c -10c
-11f -6f 10f 28f 39f 50f 55f 54f 43f 32f 16f -2f
-24c -21c -12c -2c 4c 10c 13c 12c 6c 0c -9c -19c

Average Rainfall for Winnipeg, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
19mm 15mm 23mm 36mm 60mm 84mm 72mm 75mm 51mm 30mm 21mm 19mm
1 Days 2 Days 3 Days 4 Days 10 Days 10 Days 9 Days 8 Days 7 Days 8 Days 2 Days 1 Days

Average Snow/Fog Days for Winnipeg, Canada

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
12 Days 9 Days 8 Days 4 Days 0 Days 0 Days 0 Days 0 Days 0 Days 2 Days 8 Days 9 Days

HOLIDAYS

January 1 New Year's Day1

February 14 Valentine's Day

February 15 Flag Day

February 18 Family Day

March 10 Commonwealth Day

March 17 St. Patrick's Day

March 21 Good Friday

March 24 Easter Monday

May 19 Victoria Day

July 1 Canada Day

August 4 Civic / Provincial Day

September 1 Labor Day

October 13 Thanksgiving Day

October 31 Halloween

November 11 Remembrance Day

December 25 Christmas

December 26 Boxing Day

1 If these fall on a Sunday, the next working day is considered a holiday. If Canada Day falls on a Saturday, the Monday following is a holiday.

Provincial Holidays

Alberta

The same as the federal holidays plus Alberta Family Day on the 3rd Monday in February and an optional civic holiday on the 1st Monday in August.

British Columbia

The Government of British Columbia lists all the Canadian public holidays given above as statutory holidays except Easter Monday. They add British Columbia Day which is the 1st Monday in August, co-inciding with the general date for provincial and civic holidays. Remembrance Day (11 November) is a statutory holiday for all.

Manitoba

Holidays are as for the Federal government above.

New Brunswick

The Government of New Brunswick lists New Year's Day, Good Friday, Canada Day, New Brunswick Day (the 1st Monday in August, co-inciding with the general date for provincial and civic holidays), Labour Day and Christmas Day as paid holidays.

Newfoundland and Labrador

The Provincial holiday is Cabot 500 Day (Discovery Day) on June 24.

In St John's and Harbour Grace, the Regatta Days are also holidays. St. John's falls on the first Wednesday in August, weather permitting, but the Harbour Grace regatta date is unknown.

Northwest Territories

The Government of Nunavutthe Northwest Territories Labour Standards Acts and Amendments list the following:-

Victoria Day is not listed.

A Civic Holiday is granted on the 1st Monday in August.

A day is to be fixed by the Governor for observance of the birthday of the reigning sovereign.

Remebrance Day (11 November) is a general holiday (i.e. for all, not just government workers).

Nunavut

The Government of Nunavut lists exactly the same laws as those of the Northwest Territories.

Nova Scotia

The Government of Nova Scotia lists the same official holidays as the Canadian Government except the Provincial holiday and adds 24 December as a half day for Christmas Eve .

They do not list a provincial holiday but state that "an additional holiday will be taken on a day that, in the opinion of the Department of Human Resources is recognized as a Provincial or Civil Holiday in an area in which the employee is employed (for example, in Halifax and Dartmouth, Halifax and Dartmouth Natal Day). If there is no such recognized holiday in the area, the holiday will be taken on the first Monday in August". Both the Halifax and Dartmouth Natal Days fall on the 1st Monday in August.

Ontario

Statutory holidays are as the Federal ones.

There are civic holidays on the 1st Monday in August and on 11 November.

Prince Edward Island

Statutory holidays are as the Federal ones. The 1st Monday in August is not an official holiday but is often given by employers. In Charlottetown and east, government employees and a scattered few in the private sector get a holiday on Gold Cup and Saucer parade day instead of the 1st Monday in August. Gold Cup and Saucer is a major harness race held in the capital each year.

In the Summerside area government employees, and again a few within the private sector, get a holiday on Lobster Carnival parade day.

West of Summerside the August holiday falls on the first Monday of August, i.e. the normal Civic holiday.

The only exceptions to these last three would be those working within selected unions in the health agency.

Quebec

The government of Quebec lists the same official holidays as the Canadian Government and adds the second day of the New Year (January 2) and Boxing Day (26 December). The provincial holiday however, is not in August but...

June 24 Quebec National Day or St Jean Baptiste Day

Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan day is the 1st Monday in August, in line with the Civic holiday.

Yukon

In addition to Federal holidays, there are Provincial holidays (replacing the 1st Monday in August) on

February Friday before last Sunday - Heritage Day

August Monday nearest 17th - Discovery Day

Weekend Saturday, Sunday