Thinking of relocating to a new city? Several factors have to be considered such as affordability, employment opportunities, security and most importantly Weather.
Canada is a unique and amazing country, and a very large country stretching from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean, encompassing five different time zones. Canadian weather varies between Provinces and Territories, generally, most people prefer to live in regions along the U.S./Canada border because of the mild weather.
Northwest Territories, Yukon and Nunavut are usually the coldest, the temperature in these regions can dip as low as -30 ℃, Winnipeg and Manitoba hold the title as the coldest city in Canada.
Winter, spring, summer and fall are distinct weather Canada is blessed with, however, the intensity of these seasons varies widely across the Provinces and Territories.
Despite the relative harsh weather in Canada, these 5 cities offer relief and warmth to newcomers.
Victoria British Columbia
The capital city of British Columbia is dubbed the warmest city in Canada with a daily maximum temperature of 15.3°C. The island is located in the southern part of the Province of British Columbia along the border with the United States.
The high rocky mountains in the northeast protect the city from the cold wind, winter is mild and summer is relatively warm in Victoria city.
During the coldest months of the year, the daily temperature is averagely 7°C, and the hottest month is August, with about 22 degrees.
Victoria is blessed with abundant rainfall throughout the year, sadly it rarely snows in this enchanting city. Often time the humidity can be extreme and can lead to difficulties with traffic, However, the temperature never falls below zero.
Kiwi is a signature plant in Victoria city because of the warm climate prevalent.
Is a southern Canadian city, located by the Canada/U.S border, opposite Detroit, although the daily temperature drops to minus in January, it is mostly between 1-2 degrees in December and February. The summer in Windsor can be very hot, with an average daily maximum temperature of 14.4°C,
The city has an efficient transport system and is a hub for social and multi-cultural activities. The relief in Windsor is attributed to the disproportionate climate.
The weather in this beautiful city is wet yet surprisingly mild all year long. During winter snow is rare and temperature can drop to minus. Spring is an early visitor in Vancouver, usually around February when the temperature stays above 0 degrees. Summer is relatively mild in Vancouver with less humidity. Maximum daily temperature in summer does not exceed 20 degrees, but the evening breeze is characteristically cooler.
Kelowna British Columbia
Kelowna weather is characterised by mild winters and warm summers with low humidity. It is the third warmest city in the country, with a daily maximum temperature of 14.7°C. Kelowna offers plenty of outdoor recreational activities, the food and culture is thrilling
Abbotsford, British Columbia
Abbotsford is located adjacent to the Greater Vancouver and the Fraser River, With a daily maximum temperature of 15.1°C Abbotsford, is rated as the the second warmest city in the country. The mild climate is favourable to agricultural endeavours, with 70% of its land being part of the agricultural land reserve in Canada. The local farm market is incredible, with locally grown green foods. The beautiful climate in Abbotsford is a boost for agriculture, it is estimated that through agriculture in Abbotsford, over 11,300 full time jobs are created.