Winter Outlook

Winter officially begins on Tuesday, December 21, at 10:59 am EST and ends on Sunday, March 20, 2022.

Winter across Canada typically has no shortage of cold snaps and snow in practically every corner of the country.

If you're looking for a typical Canadian winter, you'll be out of luck on both coasts with temperatures in Atlantic Canada expected to be higher than normal and the opposite will hold true on the west coast with coastal British Columbia looking at cooler temperatures.

Precipitation will be near normal for most areas.

Below is a breakdown by city.


Atlantic Canada

  • St. John's Above normal

  • Gander Above normal

  • Corner Brook Above normal

  • Labrador City Near normal

  • Sydney Above normal

  • Halifax Above normal

  • Yarmouth Above normal

  • Charlottetown Above normal

  • Fredericton Above normal

  • Moncton Above normal

  • Saint John Above normal

Quebec and Ontario

  • Gaspe Above normal

  • Quebec Above normal

  • Montreal Above normal

  • Ottawa Above normal

  • Toronto Above normal

  • Windsor Above normal

  • Sudbury Above normal

  • Thunder Bay Above normal


  • Winnipeg Near normal

  • Brandon Near normal

  • Churchill Near normal

  • Regina Near normal

  • Saskatoon Near normal

  • Swift Current Near normal

  • Calgary Near normal

  • Red Deer Near normal

  • Edmonton Near normal

  • Fort McMurray Near normal

British Columbia and northern Canada

  • Vancouver Below normal

  • Victoria Below normal

  • Prince George Near normal

  • Whitehorse Below normal

  • Yellowknife Below normal

  • Iqaluit Near normal