Cold Weather in Canada

Coldest Places in Canada



The lowest temperature ever officially recorded in Canada and in North America is -63 C (-81.4 F) on February 3, 1947 at Snag, Yukon.

Snag was a small airport in southwest Yukon located near the Alaska Highway and not far from the Alaska-Yukon border.

Record Low Temperatures

The 1947 cold snap set other minimum temperature records in northwestern Canada including:
Location C Date
Mayo, Yukon -62.2 Feb 3, 1947
Watson Lake, Yukon -58.9 Jan 31, 1947
Norman Wells, NWT -54.4 Feb 4, 1947
Whitehorse, Yukon -52.2 Jan 31, 1947
Fort Nelson, BC -51.7 Jan 30, 1947
Dease Lake, BC -51.2 Jan 31, 1947
Yellowknife, NWT -51.2 Jan 31, 1947
Fort McMurray, Alberta -50.6 Feb 1, 1947
Other places where temperatures have dropped extremely low.
Location C Date
Old Crow, Yukon -59.4 Jan 5, 1975
Iroquois Falls, Ontario -58.3 Jan 23, 1935
Shepherd Bay, NWT -57.8 Feb 13, 1973
Inukik, NWT -56.7 Feb 4, 1968
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan -56.7 Feb 1, 1893
Dawson, Yukon -55.8 Feb 11, 1979
Eureka, Nunavut -55.3 Feb 15, 1979

Southern Canada

Some of the coldest spots measured in southern Canada.
Location C Date
Norway House, Manitoba -52.8 Jan 9, 1899
Esker 2, Newfoundland -51.1 Feb 17, 1973
Schefferville, Quebec -50.6 Feb 7, 1950
Sisson Dam, New Brunswick -47.2 Feb 1, 1955
Upper Stewiacke, Nova Scotia -41.1 Jan 31, 1920
Kilmahumaig, PEI -37.2 Jan 26, 1884
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