Not cold when you love it...I mean the climate...

by Adamie Tayara
(Salluit Qc Canada)

Early spring...Nice weather

Early spring...Nice weather

For sure between late October and end of March it is cold. But like before..Not too bad this time because of climate changes?

Barry's Response - It's hard to find data for Salluit, in the Canadian Arctic at 62°N and 75°W. It's one of the most populated places in northern Quebec. If they want to go anywhere, they've got to fly in and out. There are some grasses on the hillsides, but no trees. There's also a lot of rocky terrain.

Tourists come here to explore Inuit culture, experience the northern lifestyle, see polar bears and do research. According to Environment Canada, Cape Dorset's (a few hundred km north) record high is 25°C in July 1984 and its record low is -43 in December 1998.

January High -21 Low -28
February High -22 Low -29
March High -18 Low -27
April High -9 Low -18
May High -2 Low -8
June High 5 Low -1
July High 11 Low 3
August High 9 Low 3
September High 4 Low -1
October High -2 Low -6
November High -7 Low -14
December High -16 Low -23

The coldest month here is February, where a high of -10°C would be an exceptionally mild day and a cold night of -40° is not out of the question. Quite something for a coastal location.

Cold enough for ya? Environment Canada does provide a weather forecast on this place -

Search this site for more information now.

In the stunning northern region of Canada, you will find Salluit, a remarkable and vibrant community.

Salluit embodies the enduring spirit and rich culture of Canada's northern communities. Here, the rugged beauty of the Arctic meets the warmth and resilience of its people, creating a truly extraordinary way of life. Salluit has a unique lifestyle shaped by its breathtaking natural surroundings and its people's resilience.

- Salluit's climate is classified as Arctic, with distinct characteristics. The winters are long, cold, and snowy, with temperatures often well below zero. A fresh coat of snow transforms the landscape into a winter wonderland. Snowmobiling and skiing are popular winter activities among the locals.

- The summers in Salluit are relatively short, with a growing season from roughly June 20 to Sept 10, but they're packed with energy and vitality. The land wakes up from its winter slumber as the temperatures rise. There's lots of outdoor stuff to do thanks to the Arctic sun shining nearly 20 hours per day at the end of June. In the region, locals fish, hunt, and gather traditional foods, connecting deeply with their Inuit heritage.

- Salluit is known for its sense of community and appreciation of nature. Daily life is woven with traditional Inuit values, traditions, and customs. Despite the unique challenges of the Arctic environment, the community thrives on a spirit of resilience.

- Salluit is a gateway to the majestic Arctic landscape, where towering mountains, fjords, and vast tundra create a breathtaking backdrop. Due to its remoteness, the region is self-sufficient and reliant on local resources. Salluit people are stewards of the land, preserving their cultural heritage and keeping the environment in harmony.

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Not cold when you love it...I mean the climate...
by: Linda

Its very fantastic write up and its amazing post I would like to share information with all. It is very helpful for me.

From Barry - Thanks for the feedback.
There's a lot of wildlife and the largely untouched nature in the Arctic region of Quebec. Inuit people have lived in the region for thousands of years and still thrive there. It's also got great natural beauty, making it a great place to explore and do outdoor activities.

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