Canada is the second largest country in the world so it has a variety of climates.
Generally, Canadians enjoy four very distinct seasons, particularly in the more populated regions along the US border. Daytime summer temperatures can rise to 35°C and higher, while lows of -25°C are not uncommon in winter. Summers can be hot and dry in the prairies, humid in central Canada, and milder on the coasts.
Temperatures in the far north are known to be severe, where only occasionally they go above 0°C yet most of the Canadians are concentrated around the more southern region where springs blossom, the summers are hot and autumn is the messenger of cold, cold winter.
Canada’s climate and environment are one of the main reasons that Canada is such a successful country. The blend of natural resources and climate sustains us. The seasons dictate the look of the land: according to whether the natural environment is in a state of dormancy or growth.
The weather is more than likely going to be different than anything you’ve experienced before, but it doesn’t need to come as a surprise. Checking the Environment Canada weather forecast before you head out will allow you to prepare for extreme cold warnings or heavy snowfalls. Unlike all other seasons, being unprepared for these winter conditions is not an option.
This is particularly important if you plan on commuting or driving to school. Serious weather will delay transportation across the country. Prepare to be late. Canadians will understand if you’re not quite on time following a 20-cm snowstorm; it’s better to drive cautiously than end up spinning your car off the road. Take extra time for your usual drive or commute, and just remember to take things slow.