Canada in the winter is one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The country becomes a winter wonderland with awe inspiring scenery. With all of its beauty, Canada also delivers a bone-chillingly cold winter.
It's important to note that not all of Canada spends the winter in this deep freeze and some areas rarely even drop below 0°C. Here are the Top 5 WARMEST Places In Canada to Visit This Winter.
Top 5 Warmest Places in Canada To Visit This Winter
*Temperatures are based on a three month average using December, January and February.
5. St. Catharines, Ontario
St. Catharines has one of the warmest winter climates in eastern Canada. The average daily high is 1.1°C and nightly lows reach -6.1°C. There is still plenty of snow averaging over 100 cm a year.
4. Kelowna, British Columbia
Kelowna, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful destinations in Canada attracting millions of visitors every year. It just happens to be my hometown and one of the major reasons I chose to live here was the mild climate. The average daily high during the winter is 2.6°C and nightly lows only reaching -3.5°C. Snowfall is relatively low averaging 50 cm a year.
3. Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver, British Columbia is internationally renowned for its milder climate and stunning beauty. Daily highs during the winter average 7.1°C and the average low is above freezing at 1.3°C. For those that don't like snow, Vancouver is the perfect place only averaging 35 cm a year. Vancouver locals also win bragging rights to the occasional double digit highs right in the middle of winter.
2. Halifax, Nova Scotia
Halifax, Nova Scotia has Eastern Canada's warmest winter climate. Daily highs average 1°C and lows around -6°C. Halifax may have a mild climate but it's important to note that it's also the third snowiest city in Canada averaging over 125 cm annually.
1. Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia holds the title for the warmest city in Canada during the winter. Daily average highs reach 9°C and nightly lows only drop to around 4°C. Average annual snowfall is low at 25 cm. Victoria only has one day per year where the temperature will drop below zero.
Curious about the coldest cities in Canada during the winter?
Here are the top 5 COLDEST cities you might want to take a rain check on until spring.
1. Winnipeg, Manitoba: Average High -10°C, Low -20°C
2. Saguenay, Quebec: Average High -8°C, Low -19°C
3. Regina Saskatchewan: Average High -8°C, Low -18°C
4. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan: Average High -7°C, Low -18°C
5. Thunder Bay Ontario: Average High -6°C, Low -16°C
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