Canada: Climate                                                              

Explore the world's climate zones here! Search for Canada and discover where each zone listed above is located within the country.

  • It gets cold in Canada. However, not all of Canada experiences extreme temperatures. In the winter, temperatures fall below the freezing point throughout most of Canada. But the Pacific Coast (see above) has a relatively mild climate. On the other hand, along the Arctic Tundra (see above), average temperatures are below freezing for seven months a year.
  • During the summer months the southern provinces often experience high levels of humidity and temperatures that can surpass 30 degrees Celsius.
  • Western and south-eastern Canada experience high rainfall, but the Prairies are dry with 250 mm to 500 mm of rain every year.

To get an idea of how much snow you should expect in your city, take a look at the table below. (Key: 2.5 cm = 1 inch)