Resources and Climate

(Ressources et Climat)

Canada is a cold, sparsely populated country known for its mountains and forests with cold, snowy Winters and hot dry Summers. The lowest temperature ever recorded, if you can believe it, was -81 degrees Fahrenheit. The equally stunning highest temperature of 113 degrees Fahrenheit was recorded in Saskatchewan in 1937. The lowest temperature was recorded in Snag, Yukon in 1947.

Canada and is an extremely large country. In fact one of the largest on the Earth. Because of Canada's extensive area, there are many different types of climate and weather.

On the west coast of Canada the ocean brings moderate temperatures and heavy precipitation. In Vancouver the average temperatures range from 64 degrees Fahrenheit in Augsust to 38 Fahrenheit in January. It rains around 161 days per year, which is more than 4 out of every ten days. If you don't like hot or cold temperatures and you love extremely overcast days near the ocean, this is the place for you.

Meanwhile on the East Coast the cold Labrador Current meets the Gulf Stream, resulting in cool air and large quantities of fog.