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What to expect in Canada ?

Canada is the largest country in North America. It consists of 10 provinces and 3 territories. It is the second largest country in the world territory wise. With its immigration friendly policies, it is a popular destination for people who want to immigrate. In this article, we set you on the right path to know it all about Canadian weather. Less confusion and realistic expectations will increase your chances of achieving success. Weather in Canada varies depending on where you are. It covers five time zones, stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic ocean.

There are four distinct seasons in Canada. Their climate and intensity vary across the country. Few things that you need to know about the weather before immigrating are given below :

Spring in Canada 

Spring is a beautiful time to visit Canada as tulips bloom and temperature is moderate. Spring first strikes on the west coast in February and ramps up in other parts of the country in late March and April. Spring extends through June. Temperature ranges from minus 7 to 19 degrees Celsius. Spring can have its cold days as it cannot be trusted and as it can snow through April, so make sure to pack a heavy jacket. There are many ski destinations where the season doesn’t end until May.

Summer in Canada

Temperature in summer ranges from 20 to 27 degrees Celsius in some regions. Humidity is widely prevalent in summer months. It is still comfortable in most of the regions. Halifax and Calgary are two places to visit in summer months. Canada’s northern regions have relatively cooler summers. Layering is the best option in summers because it tends to get cooler at night. Make sure to carry sunblock cream and bug spray in case you plan for outdoor activities.

Fall in Canada

The best time to visit Canada is during fall season because of the perfectly cool temperature and beautiful fall foliage. Temperature varies from minus 3 degrees in November to an average high of 19 degrees Celsius in September. In this season, trees begin their transformation to stunning shades of orange, red and yellow. Many people travel to see the spectacular fall foliage in Canada. High summer prices subside in fall and people go out for outdoor activities such as whale watching, hiking etc.  Similar to spring season, layering the key in fall as well. Slightly heavy jacket along with hats, scarves is recommended for  fall.

Winter in Canada

Winter temperatures get as low as 40 degrees Celsius in the interior provinces. Winter is generally December, January and February. Coolest places in Canada are mostly in the north, where temperatures regularly dip to minus 30 degrees and colder. The height of winter is freezing cold in most of the places. Population in the northern locales is relatively low and skiing is a popular sport in winters. Make sure to bundle up with a heavy coat, long underwear, thick wool socks and snow boots. Winnipeg, in Southern Manitoba, is the world’s coldest city with a population of at least 6,00,000.