Extreme Canada: These are the country’s hottest, coldest, wettest and snowiest places.

With a geography so vast, it’s probably no surprise that Canada has such extremes of weather.

While you’re struggling through the heat this summer or the cold this winter, take a look at these Canadian extreme weather records and think that it could be a whole lot worse.

What’s interesting to note about all of these locations is that they are tiny dots on the map and all of the records occurred west of Ontario.

Highest Temperature
49.5 °C (121.1 °F)
Lytton, British Columbia
June 29, 2021

Highest Humidex reading
52.6 °C (126.7 °F)
Carman, Manitoba
July 25, 2007

Hottest Month (Ave. Max.)
35.8 °C (96.6 °F)
Nashlyn, Saskatchewan
July 1936

Lowest Temperature
-63.0 °C (-81.4 °F)
Snag, Yukon
February 3, 1947

Lowest Wind chill reading
−79 °C (−110 °F)
Kugaaruk, Nunavut
January 13, 1975

Coldest Month (Ave. Min.)
−50.1 °C (−58.2 °F)
Eureka, Nunavut
February 1979

Greatest Snowfall in one season
2,446.5 cm (964 in)
Mount Copeland, British Columbia
1971–1972

Greatest Snowfall in one day
145 cm (57 in)
Tahtsa Lake, British Columbia
Feb 11, 1999

Greatest Rainfall (in 24 hours)
489.2 mm (19.26 in)
Ucluelet Brynnor Mines, British Columbia
October 6, 1967

Greatest precipitation in one year
9,479 mm (373.19 in)
Hucuktlis Lake, British Columbia
1997

Least precipitation in one year
19.9 mm (0.78 in)
Rea Point, Nunavut
1978

Heaviest hailstone
290 g/0.64 lb
Cedoux, Saskatchewan
August 27, 1973

Strongest tornado
F5 420 – 510 km/h
Elie, Manitoba
June 22, 2007

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