Unless you’re living on the coast of the western Province of British Columbia, (or to a lesser extent, southern parts of the Province of Ontario), you are almost certain to experience cold, snowy winters and hot summers, with short transitional seasons.  If you love having four seasons each year, Canada is your place!

If you come from a mild or warm climate, the bitter cold of a Canadian winter is sure to surprise you. It’s difficult to describe how cold -25°C can feel, but fear not, the good news is that you can come prepared with the right clothing and attitude.  Good warm clothing is readily available, and Canadians will be eager to share information on how to stay cozy in wintertime.

Canadians don’t take summer for granted — they know how to make the most of the warmer months.