Canada might not necessarily be known as the world’s coziest country, but we’ve got several destinations where the weather is comfortable year-round. Do we have the hottest beaches or coasts lined with palm trees? No, but we do get just enough sun in the summertime and are lucky enough to play in the snow come January.

If of course, you’re not accustomed to the north’s colder months, don’t fret! Because have broken down the warmest (and coldest) cities in Canada year-round.

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Based on average temperatures, it should almost come as no surprise that the west coast is where it’s at no matter the year, with 9 of the top 10 warmest cities in Canada all being in British Columbia.

  1. Chilliwack, BC – 10.51 °C
  2. Vancouver, BC – 10.08 °C
  3. Abbotsford, BC – 10.01 °C
  4. Nanaimo, BC – 9.82 °C
  5. Victoria, BC – 9.72 °C
  6. Courtenay, BC – 9.68 °C
  7. Port Alberni, BC – 9.45 °C
  8. Windsor, ON – 9.44 °C
  9. Malahat, BC -9.40 °C
  10. Penticton, BC – 9.15 °C


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As for the coldest cities in the country on average? According to their data, the following is where you’re most likely to get a chill:

  1. Yellowknife, NT -4.58 °C
  2. Thompson, MB -3.17 °C
  3. Whitehorse, YT -0.69 °C
  4. Fort McMurray, AB – 0.72 °C
  5. Sept-Îles, QC – 0.79 °C
  6. Rouyn-Noranda, QC – 0.87 °C
  7. Prince Albert, SK – 0.93 °C
  8. Val-d’Or, QC – 1.15 °C
  9. Timmins, ON – 1.34 °C
  10. Baie-Comeau, QC – 1.50 °C


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Now we get it if moving across the country isn’t a possibility, so here’s what they have listed as the warmest cities in each province and territory as well – after, U-Hauls are expensive, but the cost of one should keep you from staying toasty from January to December.

  • Alberta: Medicine Hat, AB – 5.67 °C
  • British Columbia: Chilliwack, BC – 10.51 °C
  • Manitoba: Portage la Prairie, MB – 3.07 °C
  • New Brunswick: Fredericton, NB – 5.33 °C
  • Newfoundland and Labrador: Corner Brook, NL – 5.06 °C
  • Nova Scotia: Kentville, NS – 6.94 °C
  • Ontario: Windsor, ON – 9.44 °C
  • Prince Edward Island: Summerside, PE 48 5.58 °C
  • Quebec: Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC – 6.33 °C
  • Saskatchewan: Moose Jaw, SK – 3.96 °C
  • Northwest Territories: Yellowknife, NT -4.58 °C
  • Nunavut: NA
  • Yuko: Whitehorse, YT -0.69 °C

Please keep in mind, these averages were calculated based on available data and will continue to change in the coming years as the weather fluctuates.

Things across the board are heating up quickly, so who knows what the average for each city will be in the future. Only time will tell! Enjoy and here’s to a beautiful spring season!