10 Coldest City in Canada with Average Lowest Temperature in Winter

10 Coldest City in Canada with Average Lowest Temperature in Winter

Coldest city in Canada – Canada is a country located in Northern America. Capital city of Canada is Ottawa, while the largest city in Canada by area is Toronto. Canada is second largest country in the world by area, only behind Russia. Its located near Arctic Ocean and affect climate in Canada. Canada’s climate varies widely across its vast area, ranging from arctic weather in the north, to hot summers in the southern regions, with four distinct seasons.

Canada is second largest city in the world, covering 9.98 millions total area. It is one of developed country in the world with high gross domestic product and high human development index. Beside Ottawa as Canada capital city, there are three largest city in Canada such as Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver.

With various climate across country, Canada also possess four distinct seasons. The major Canadian city that falls outside the continental climate schema is Vancouver, which experiences an oceanic climate with a marked summer dry season. Major city such as Ottawa and Montreal is one of the warmest city in Canada with warmest temperature in summer.

So where is the coldest place in Canada? Winnipeg is the major city in Canada with coldest winter. Winnipeg also have lowest average daily minimum temperature in winter with -19.2 °C, thus often claimed as the coldest city in Canada. Other coldest temperature in Canada often found in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), Thunder Bay (Ontario) and Saguenay (Quebec).

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Top 10 Coldest City in Canada

Here are the full list of top 10 coldest city in Canada along with its province, coordinate location, total area, elevation above sea level and population size latest update. This list is ranked based average daily minimum temperature recorded in winter weather. The data of lowest temperature in Canada is taken from Government of Canada in Canadian Climate Normals section and only includes metropolitan areas in Canada with at least 100,000 people.

1. Winnipeg

coldest city in canada winnipeg

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -19.2 °C (-2 °F)
Province : Manitoba
Coordinate : 49°55′00″N 097°14′00″W
Area : 464.08 km square
Elevation : 239 m (784 ft)
Population : 705,244

2. Saguenay

coldest city in canada saguenay

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -18.3 °C (-1 °F)
Province : Quebec
Coordinate : 48°25′N 71°04′W 48°25′N 71°04′W
Area : 1,279.70 km square
Elevation : 166 m (545 ft)
Population : 144,300

3. Regina

coldest city in canada regina

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -18.2 °C (-1 °F)
Province : Quebec
Coordinate : 50°26′00″N 104°40′00″W
Area : 179.97 km square
Elevation : 577 m (1,893 ft)
Population : 215,106

4. Thunder Bay

coldest city in canada thunder bay

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -18.1 °C (-1 °F)
Province : Ontario
Coordinate : 48°22′56″N 89°14′46″W
Area : 447.5 km square
Elevation : 199 m (653 ft)
Population : 108,359

5. Saskatoon

coldest city in canada saskatoon

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -16.5 °C (2 °F)
Province : Saskatchewan
Coordinate : 52°10′00″N 106°43′00″W
Area : 228.13 km square
Elevation : 482 m (1,579 ft)
Population : 246,379

6. Sudbury

coldest city in canada sudbury

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -15.5 °C (4 °F)
Province : Ontario
Coordinate : 46°29′24″N 81°00′36″W
Area : 3,228.35 km square
Elevation : 348 m (1140 ft)
Population : 161,531

7. Sherbrooke

coldest city in canada sherbrooke

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -15.4 °C (4 °F)
Province : Quebec
Coordinate : 45°24′N 71°54′W 45°24′N 71°54′W
Area : 367.10 km square
Elevation : 378 m (1,240 ft)
Population : 161,323

8. Québec City

coldest city in canada quebec city

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -15.4 °C (4 °F)
Province : Quebec
Coordinate : 46°48′00″N 071°23′00″W
Area : 485.77 km square
Elevation : 98 m (322 ft)
Population : 531,902

9. Trois-Rivières

coldest city in canada trois-rivieres

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -14.5 °C (6 °F)
Province : Quebec
Coordinate : 46°21′N 72°33′W 46°21′N 72°33′W
Area : 333.70 km square
Elevation : 61 m (200 ft)
Population : 137,026

10. Edmonton

coldest city in canada edmonton

Average daily minimum temperature in Winter : -13.4 °C (8 °F)
Province : Alberta
Coordinate : 53°34′24″N 113°31′06″W
Area : 685.25 km square
Elevation : 645 m (2,116 ft)
Population : 932,546

Those list is based on Government of Canada data on every major city in Canada with at least 100,000 population size. List is ranked by its average daily minimum temperature in winter season, from December, January and February. Of all city in Canada, Winnipeg in Manitoba is the coldest place in Canada.

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