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Canada is warm.

by bob

Sunny Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

Sunny Okanagan Valley in British Columbia

Canada only has ONE winter season.


The other day it was 95 degree faranheit.

this stereotype needs to stop.

Barry's Response - Of course we have our extremes, as do other parts of the world whose climate is not influenced by maritime air masses all the time. Cold and warm, we enjoy it all.

Here is a list of Canada's warmest temperatures for major cities west to east - in British Columbia we have Vancouver at 32.7°C, Kelowna at °C, Kamloops at 40.6 °C and the capital city of Victoria at 36.1 °C.

In Alberta, Calgary once had 36.1 °C, the capital city of Edmonton 34.5°C, Lethbridge 39.4 °C and Red Deer 36.0 °C. Saskatchewan had 40.6 °C in Saskatoon and 43.3 in the capital, Regina. Saskatchewan also had the country's hottest temperatures in Midale and Yellowgrass of 45.0 in July 1937. Manitoba had 40.6 °C in Winnipeg and 43.3 °C in Brandon.

Now for Ontario - 40.6 °C in Ontario's capital city of Toronto, 37.8 °C in Canada's capital city of Ottawa, 38.8 °C in Hamilton, 38.2 °C in London, 40.2 °C in Windsor, 40.3 °C in Thunder Bay and 38.3 °C in Sudbury. There are more major cities than this but here is a good sampling.

In Quebec, Montreal had 37.6 °C, capital city (ville, actually) of Quebec "City" 35.6 °C, 33.7 in Sherbrooke and 36.1 in Bagotville. New Brunswick once had 34.4 in St. John, 37.2 °C in Moncton and 37.2 °C in the capital city of Fredericton.

Let's move on. Nova Scotia gave up on cities, but we still use their former names. Halifax, the capital, had 35.0 °C once, Sydney 35.5 °C. Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island had 34.4 °C once, while Summerside was 33.3 °C. And now we come to Newfoundland (and Labrador). The capital, St. John's had 31.5 °C, Mount Pearl 37 °C and 34.4 °C.

The three capitals of the Arctic region have had temperatures as high as 32.5 °C in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, believe it or not, 34.4 °C in Whitehorse, Yukon and even 25.8 °C in Iqaluit, Nunavut, way up north on Baffin Island.

Canada's furthest-north weather station

Alert, only about 800 km away from the North Pole, recorded 20 °C once in 1956.

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