Hottest Place in Canada

Hottest Places in Canada

The highest temperature officially recorded in Canada is 45 C (113 F) on July 5, 1937 at Midale and at Yellow Grass, two small towns in southeastern Saskatchewan. The Canadian high sits far below North America's all-time maximum temperature of 56.7 C (134 F) recorded in Death Valley, California on July 10, 1913.

Western Canada's Highest Temperatures

The hottest places in Canada are in the southern prairies and the southern interior of British Columbia.

Heat waves of over 40 C (104 F) have repeatedly swept through towns and cities in southern Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and the driest regions of British Columbia.

Canada's hottest days ever include July 11 and 12, 1936 in Manitoba and Ontario, July 5, 1937 in Saskatchewan, and July 16 to 18, 1941 in BC and Alberta. Each of these extreme hot spells set records in several towns and cities.

Highest temperatures recorded for some of the hottest places in western Canada. Many of these spots have topped 40 degrees Celsius on more than day.
Location C Day
Midale and Yellow Grass, Saskatchewan 45.0 July 5, 1937
Lillooet and Lytton, BC 44.4 July 16 & 17, 1941
St Albans, Manitoba 44.4 July 11, 1936
Emerson, Manitoba 44.4 July 12, 1936
Brandon and Morden, Manitoba 43.3 July 11, 1936
Regina, Saskatchewan 43.3 July 5, 1937
Fort Macleod, Alberta 43.3 July 18, 1941
Oliver, BC 42.8 July 27, 1939
Osoyoos, BC 42.8 July 27, 1998
Spences Bridge, BC 42.5 July 23, 1994
Medicine Hat, Alberta 42.2 July 12, 1886
Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan 41.7 Aug 6, 1949
Winnipeg, Manitoba 40.6 Aug 7, 1949
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 40.6 June 5, 1988
Kamloops, BC 40.6 July 31, 1971

Hottest Temperatures in Eastern Canada

A few places in Ontario, Quebec, and Newfoundland and Labrador have also recorded temperatures over 40 C. Unlike elsewhere in Canada, the other maritime provinces have yet to top 40 C.

The hottest two days for Canada's maritime provinces were August 18 and 19, 1935 when records were set in New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. The temperatures of mid-August 1935 set many records that have remained unbeaten for over 70 years.

Highest temperatures recorded for places in eastern Canada.
Location C Day
Atikokan, Ontario 42.2 July 11 & 12, 1936
Northwest River, Labrador 41.7 Aug 11, 1914
Windsor, Ontario 40.2 June 25, 1988
Temiscamingue, Quebec 40.0 July 6, 1921
Woodstock, New Brunswick 39.4 Aug 18, 1935
Rexton, New Brunswick 39.4 Aug 19, 1935
Collegeville, Nova Scotia 38.3 Aug 19, 1935
Charlottetown, PEI 36.7 Aug 19, 1935
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