Canada and Snow

Canada and Snow

I thought I’d do something a little different today based primarily on the photos of Canada and snow that I collected. I found them heart-breakingly beautiful and wanted to devote this blog to some of Canada’s exquisite scenery all covered in snow. The funfacts today involve stats about Canada’s geography and climate which of course contributes to all that glorious white stuff.

This is a fun, 4-minute video of a single Canadian snow storm featuring a man, his home and some snow-plowing. Here’s an engaging 4-minute video about an overnight snowfall in Calgary that took the weather from nice and summery to instant winter.

FunFacts about Canada and Snow, Including Geography and Climate: (Source)  

  • Basic Information, quote: Canada occupies much of the continent of North America, sharing land borders with the contiguous United States to the south, and the U.S. state of Alaska to the northwest. Canada stretches from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west; to the north lies the Arctic Ocean. Greenland is to the northeast and to the southeast Canada shares a maritime boundary with the Republic of France’s overseas collectivity of Saint Pierre and Miquelon, the last vestige of New France. (Source)
  • Canada has over 2 million fresh water lakes.
  • Including its amazing amount of lakes, Canada is the 2nd largest country in the world after Russia.
  • But, when it comes to sheer land mass, which excludes lakes, Canada is the fourth largest country in the world.
  • Canada has the world’s largest number of fresh water lakes. 563 are greater than 100 km2 (39 sq miles).
  • Canada has fresh water glaciers in the Canadian Rockies and the Coastal Mountains.
  • Three of Canada’s arctic islands – Baffin Island, Victoria Island and Ellesmere Island – are in the top ten largest islands in the world.
  • Canada has many earthquakes and potentially active volcanoes.
  • Winters can be harsh, quote: Winters can be harsh in many parts of the country, particularly in the interior and Prairie provinces, which experience a continental climate, where daily average temperatures are near −15 °C (5 °F), but can drop below −40 °C (−40 °F) with severe wind chills.
  • In non-coastal areas, snow can cover the ground for six months of the year.

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35 thoughts on “Canada and Snow

    • Mary,
      I’m with you! My DH got snowed-in over the weekend in a cabin in the Arizona mountains while I stayed here in Buckeye. He spent hours digging out the car while I remained snug in our desert home, sipping my coffee then working in my garden, grateful not to be there, lol!

      Caris,
      Buckeye, Arizona USA

  1. I’d like to go to Canada in the future, but I’m not too good with cold weather. I’ll have to target a warmer time of year!

  2. Breathtaking! Being from Louisiana we don’t get to see snow very often (average once every five to seven years and it’s not even an inch). I would love to see a lot of snow but my husband says oh hell no – lol. Thank you for sharing.

  3. I have been in Canada but on the U.S. border but it was very pretty. As much as I don’t like a lot of snow ( 6 inches is enough lol) you have to admit there is nothing as beautiful as fresh fallen snow. It’s so pristine and peaceful. And the quiteness it brings is amazing,until everyone had to try to get out. Very beautiful photos. I can’t pick one out I love more than the other

  4. Canada is beautiful in the winter or summer. Mom was born in Manatoba, moved to Michigan when she was 3. My Grandmother always said their winters wrer siular to here

  5. All the pictures are just beautiful. What scenery. I wouldn’t mind going there but I don’t think I could take that cold weather anymore. Being in Arizona has thinned the blood. I have relatives and friends that live in Canada but it’s just too cold for me. AZ

  6. Gorgeous looking pictures, I loved looking at them. Canada sounds large and interesting. This girls not much for the cold though lol.

  7. Certainly pretty to look at but the reality of actually being there is not something I want to do. Give me sunshine and warmth. That’s why I will stay in….

    Fort Myers, Florida

  8. Most of my living family were Canadians when I was a kid so I spent a lot of time in Canada. I love it! Cottage country up past Huntsville is just beautiful. Love the all the photos :). NE Ohio

  9. The photos are definitely breathtaking. My favorites are the ones with the sun. I love how it reflects of the snow and makes it shine and glisten

  10. I used to vacation in Canada as a kid. Loved Banff most, but the beauty of the snow covered landscapes was not lost on a teen from Minnesota. Glacier National Park was my favorite camping spot! I can’t pick one photo as they are all gorgeous!

    Drea
    Casa Grande, AZ

  11. When we lived in New Hampshire and Vermont, we used to visit Canada all the time. I especially liked Montreal and old Quebec. Old Quebec in the winter time was beautiful.

  12. We’ve had so much snow here in the States this year I wonder if Canada has had a busy season as well!!!!! Snow is beautiful but I am not much on one to get out in it!!!!! Your pictures as usual are beautiful!!!!!

  13. So many beautiful pictures. I was trying to pick a favorite and I just could not. Each picture more beautiful than the last. I’ve never been to Canada. Would love to visit but not live there as I couldn’t handle the cold. We considered moving to Canada at one time, but the weather was a deterrent. I don’t like the extreme heat either. Call me a girl of moderation.

  14. I would love to get to Canada, but Im getting to damn old to hikingheck just getting go hiking and the rest. So I will continue hiking etc in my mind and continue hiking in my head and enjoy photos
    Hugz beli

  15. I think Canada is beautiful. I haven’t been there since the summer of 1986. I went camping with DH, my 2 daughters {8 & 5 at the time}, and another couple. We started in the white mountains and crossed over to Canada.. That was when you didn’t need a passport. LOL

  16. Canada is one of the most beautiful places. I’ve been lucky enough to visit twice. Even luckier, both times were in the summer. The only thing I love about snow is the beauty of it. Otherwise, I consider it a real four letter word.

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