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What’s the climate in Canada like? There is not one answer to this question as the climate varies per climate zone.
There are roughly 7 different climate zones within the country.
the more North, the colder
the closer to the coast, the milder and more humid
the more inland, the extremer the temperatures (continental climate: hot summers, cold winters)
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Check when to visit Canada to compare pro’s and con’s per different season
Atlantic zone (Maritimes eastern Canada)
April till late October
Great Lakes & St Lawrence Lowlands (Toronto, Great Lakes and St Lawrence River)
June till late September
Subarctic zone (Winnipeg and interior)
July and Augustus
Arctic zone (up North)
July and Augustus
Cordillera climate zone (Yukon and large parts of British Columbia)
late May till late September
Prairies (southern Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba)
June till September
Pacific zone (Vancouver Island and south coast of British Columbia)
July till October
As the climate in Canada varies per climate zone, road conditions will vary per season.
Nothing as unpredictable as the weather, right?
Nevertheless, by checking data regarding the past weather conditions in Canada you will gain a better understanding of what type of weather to expect at your time of travel in Canada.
Check monthly climate data online for several locations regarding
I found some very helpful links provided by the Government of Canada.
As you can see in below examples, precipitation and temperature can vary quite a bit if you are visiting Bamfield on the west-coast of Vancouver Island or Winnipeg in the central Province of Manitoba. Both towns are pretty much on the same latitude.
Check your Canadian weather forecast.
Enter your destination in the local weather forecast Canada headline. View the current local Canadian weather conditions and see what to expect the next couple of days.
advice? Study the climate in Canada through provided links. Don’t let
your vacation fall apart due to unexpected Canadian weather conditions.
Circumstances you could have foreseen if you would have known...