Yearly Snowfall Averages for Canadian Cities

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The tables below give annual averages for snowfall at major cities in Canada. The numbers are for the total amount of snow and how many days it snows in a year.

The numbers allow you to compare the typical yearly snowfall for the 33 largest Canadian cities, ranging from St John's, Newfoundland in the east to Victoria, British Columbia in the west. These are all the metropolitan areas that, according to Statistics Canada, had at least 100,000 people in 2011.

Place name links take you to more detailed information on snowfall, snowstorms and snow accumulation for that location.

The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010. The calculation of days includes those when at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) of snow fell.

Annual average snowfall
Days City Inches Centimetres
12 Abbotsford, British Columbia   21.7   55.2
46 Barrie, Ontario   87.8 223.0
24 Brantford, Ontario   38.7   98.4
54 Calgary, Alberta   50.7 128.8
52 Edmonton, Alberta   48.6 123.5
45 Guelph, Ontario   61.1 155.1
25 Halifax, Nova Scotia   60.7 154.2
36 Hamilton, Ontario   46.5 118.1
21 Kelowna, British Columbia   25.0   63.5
50 Kingston, Ontario   61.8 157.1
62 Kitchener - Waterloo, Ontario   62.9 159.7
60 London, Ontario   76.5 194.3
50 Moncton, New Brunswick 111.0 282.0
59 Montréal, Quebec   82.5 209.5
27 Oshawa, Ontario   41.6 105.8
52 Ottawa, Ontario   69.1 175.4
Total average snowfall in a year
Days City Inches Centimetres
34 Peterborough, Ontario   54.3 137.9
70 Québec City, Quebec 119.4 303.4
56 Regina, Saskatchewan   39.4 100.2
93 Saguenay, Quebec 126.6 321.7
28 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan   28.9   73.4
76 Sherbrooke, Quebec 112.8 286.5
43 St. Catharines - Niagara, Ontario   54.0 137.1
53 Saint John, New Brunswick   94.3 239.6
79 St. John's, Newfoundland 131.9 335.0
75 Sudbury, Ontario 103.7 263.4
62 Thunder Bay, Ontario   64.1 162.9
41 Toronto, Ontario   47.8 121.5
50 Trois-Rivières, Quebec 102.0 259.0
  9 Vancouver, British Columbia   17.5   44.6
  7 Victoria, British Columbia   13.1   33.4
44 Windsor, Ontario   50.9 129.3
53 Winnipeg, Manitoba   44.8 113.7
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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