Canada
weather, climate and best time to visit


Best time to visit Canada

To go to Canada, the best time to visit is May through September. In this period you have a pleasant temperature and little precipitation. In Canada, July is the warmest month with 77°F and the most cold month is 20°F in January. The highest water temperature is 54°F and it does not get colder than 46°F.

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In the table below you can quickly check the average weather in Canada per month, the temperature per month or the period with the highest precipitation. Monthly average climate data is based on data from the last 30 years.

Climate West Canada by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 42 42 45 50 57 61 67 66 61 54 45 40
Water temperature (°F) 46 46 47 46 49 50 52 54 54 53 50 47
Precipitation (inch) 61 42 58 32 18 14 7 15 27 53 85 71

Weather data from: Vancouver

Climate East Canada by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 20 23 33 49 65 71 77 75 68 54 41 27
Precipitation (inch) 21 19 18 21 21 20 21 22 18 25 20 24

Weather data from: Ottawa

Climate Northwest Canada by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) 13 17 23 34 51 59 63 59 48 34 18 12
Precipitation (inch) 7 4 4 4 5 9 9 12 8 7 6 5

Weather data from: Whitehorse

Climate North Canada by month

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Temperature (°F) -4 -6 3 16 28 42 52 51 39 27 16 5
Precipitation (inch) 2 2 3 3 5 7 7 11 8 6 4 4

Weather data from: Iqaluit




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Canada weather

The weather for Canada over the next 14 days will be 46°F till 70° with a couple of days chance of light rain showers or even quite a bit of rain.

The weather forecast for Canada is based on the weather in Ottawa.

5-day weather forecast Canada

Weather
Max/min
Rain
Wind
Monday
3 october
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57°F
39°F
0 in
6 m/s
Tuesday
4 october
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59°F
36°F
0 in
2 m/s
Wednesday
5 october
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64°F
41°F
0 in
1 m/s
Thursday
6 october
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68°F
46°F
0 in
2 m/s
Friday
7 october
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70°F
50°F
0 in
3 m/s

View the 14 day weather forecast for Canada


Climate Canada

Click on a region of Canada to view the climate:

West Canada (Vancouver)

West Canada has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for West Canada is 23° degrees and there is about 484 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 146 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 42 42 45 50 57 61 67 66 61 54 45 40
Night temp. (°F) 37 36 39 42 47 51 54 55 52 47 40 35
Water temp. (°F) 46 46 47 46 49 50 52 54 54 53 50 47
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 61 42 58 32 18 14 7 15 27 53 85 71
Days with rain 19 16 21 18 15 13 8 9 14 17 21 19
Days with snow 1 4 2 - - - - - - - 1 2
Dry days 11 8 8 12 16 17 23 22 16 14 8 10
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 4 4 6 8 10 10 11 11 9 5 4 4
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 3 2
UV-index 2 2 3 3 4 4 5 4 3 3 2 2

Weather data from: Vancouver

East Canada (Ottawa)

East Canada has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for East Canada is 21° degrees and there is about 251 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 148 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 3.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 20 23 33 49 65 71 77 75 68 54 41 27
Night temp. (°F) 6 8 20 33 45 52 58 57 50 41 29 17
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 21 19 18 21 21 20 21 22 18 25 20 24
Days with rain 6 6 10 14 16 15 16 15 13 15 11 8
Days with snow 19 19 14 5 - - - - - 1 7 17
Dry days 6 3 7 11 15 15 15 16 17 15 12 6
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 3 5 7 9 10 11 10 9 5 5 3
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 1 3 4 5 5 5 3 2 1 1

Weather data from: Ottawa

Northwest Canada (Whitehorse)

Northwest Canada has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for Northwest Canada is 7° degrees and there is about 80 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 154 days a year with an average humidity of 80% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) 13 17 23 34 51 59 63 59 48 34 18 12
Night temp. (°F) 3 1 5 20 34 41 44 42 35 26 9 3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 7 4 4 4 5 9 9 12 8 7 6 5
Days with rain 6 6 10 10 11 14 14 15 14 11 7 6
Days with snow 19 15 18 13 2 - - - 2 12 20 17
Dry days 6 7 3 7 18 16 17 16 14 8 3 8
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 3 5 5 8 13 13 13 11 8 6 3 3
Wind force (Bft) 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
UV-index 1 1 1 2 3 4 4 3 2 2 1 2

Weather data from: Whitehorse

North Canada (Iqaluit)

North Canada has a continental climate. It is warm in the summer and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature for North Canada is -7° degrees and there is about 62 inch of rain in a year. It is dry for 229 days a year with an average humidity of 83% and an UV-index of 2.

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Day temp. (°F) -4 -6 3 16 28 42 52 51 39 27 16 5
Night temp. (°F) -13 -16 -11 1 17 33 43 42 33 21 9 -3
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Precipitation (inch) 2 2 3 3 5 7 7 11 8 6 4 4
Days with rain 1 1 3 3 5 9 12 11 10 3 2 2
Days with snow 9 9 9 10 11 3 - - 4 10 10 11
Dry days 21 18 19 17 15 18 19 20 16 18 18 18
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sun hours per day 2 3 5 7 8 11 12 9 6 4 3 1
Wind force (Bft) 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
UV-index 1 1 2 2 1 3 3 2 2 2 2 1

Weather data from: Iqaluit

Canada weather by month

What is the average Canada weather like in a given month? Let's find out! Click on a month to check all the monthly averages for sunshine, temperature highs and lows, percentage chance of rain per day, snowfall accumulation and number of rainy days.


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Frequently asked questions

Where is Canada?

Canada lies in a straight line about 1,799 miles from United States (New York → Ottawa).

How long is the flight to Canada?

The flight time from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Canada is approximately 4 h. 10 min.

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What are the largest airports in Canada?

These are the largest airports in Canada:

  • Billy Bishop Toronto City Centre Airport (YTZ) in Toronto
  • Lester B. Pearson International Airport (YYZ) in Toronto
  • Montréal / Saint-Hubert Airport (YHU) in Montréal
  • Montreal / Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) in Montréal
  • Vancouver International Airport (YVR) in Vancouver
  • Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport (YOW) in Ottawa
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) in Calgary
  • Edmonton International Airport (YEG) in Edmonton
  • John C. Munro Hamilton International Airport (YHM) in Hamilton
  • Winnipeg / James Armstrong Richardson International Airport (YWG) in Winnipeg

How many inhabitants does Canada have?

Canada has 37,149,200 inhabitants.

How big is Canada?

The surface area of Canada is 6,204,474 mi². It is 25x bigger than United States.

What is the capital of Canada?

The capital of Canada is Ottawa.

What is the currency of Canada?

In Canada, the Canadian dollar (CAD) is used for payment.

Exchange rates on 3 October 2022

  • 1 US dollar = 1.31 Canadian dollar
  • 1 Canadian dollar = 0.76 US dollar
  • 100 US dollar = 130.80 Canadian dollar
  • 100 Canadian dollar = 76.46 US dollar

What is the area code of Canada?

The area code to call Canada is +1.