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. Whether it's cold or warm, we love it.

Check out Canada's warmest temperatures for major cities west to east: In British Columbia, we have Vancouver at 34.4°C (97°F), Kelowna at 45.7 °C, Kamloops at 47.3°C, and Victoria at 39.8 °C.

In Alberta, Calgary once had 36.7 °C, the capital city of Edmonton 37.2°C, Lethbridge 40.5 °C and Red Deer 37.2 °C. Saskatchewan had 41.5 °C in Saskatoon and 43.9 in the capital, Regina. Saskatchewan also had the country's hottest temperatures in Midale and Yellowgrass of 45.0 in July 1937, this was surpassed in the June 2021 heat wave when the small community of Lytton, BC reached 49.5 (119°F) and burned down the next day. Manitoba had 42.2 °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, 41.1 °C in Hamilton, 41.1 °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" 36.1 °C, 36.1 in Sherbrooke and 39.4 in Saguenay. New Brunswick once had 34.4 at least twice at the St. John Airport, 37.8 °C in Moncton and 38.9 °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 37.2 °C once, Sydney 36.7 °C. Charlottetown, the capital of Prince Edward Island had 36.7 °C once, while Summerside was 33.7 °C. And now we come to Newfoundland (and Labrador). The capital, St. John's had 33.9 °C, and Mount Pearl 34.4 °C.

The three capitals of the Arctic region have had temperatures as high as 32.6 °C in Yellowknife Northwest Territories, believe it or not, 35.6 °C in Whitehorse (Riverdale), Yukon and even 26.7 °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, once recorded 21.0 °C.

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Is there a reason Canada only has one winter season? When it comes to freezing temperatures and snow, we believe in quality over quantity! It's enough to make you shiver and wish for warmer weather. Making the most of a frosty season is a Canadian specialty!

Therefore one is more than enough.

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