Is Canada Hot in the Summer?
One of the most asked questions we get at Camp Canada is: ‘Is it hot in Canada?’. So, here is all you need to know about Canada’s weather in the summer season – and, of course, why Canada is the best location for a summer away.
Canada is often imagined with snow-capped mountains and snowy plains. But in reality, its climate is as varied as its natural surroundings. And due to its colossal size, Canada has a variety of climates across all of its regions. In general, Canadians can enjoy four distinct seasons - which means you can experience the full extent of a ‘real’ summer.
Day temperatures in June can climb from around 35°C with the occasional heatwave in some east and west coast areas. Generally, humidity is also at its highest in the summer months – a great opportunity to take some dips in the picturesque lakes.
The summer camp season in Canada is really something to behold. Summer excitement, schools out and exams are over and longer days, warmer weather and nature trips are underway; lush green maple trees are all around and Canada flourishes for the summer. Outdoor lovers should adore Canada at this time of year, with the lakeside cabins surrounded by a range of activities in every form: water sports, hiking, basketball, horse riding, swimming, yoga and many more adventures suited for every lifestyle. This, paired with the beautiful environment makes it the ideal surroundings to spend some time with friends.
In the quiet and crisp mornings you can enjoy the starburst sunrise and the reflective lakes. And in the evenings you can cosy up in the cooler temperatures and toast marshmallows around a fire. Enjoy some bonding time with your new friends in the great outdoors with evening activities and festivals amidst the breathtaking scenery.
What you should take: You’re bound to take part in more than a few outdoor activities in Canada, so don’t forget plenty of sun-cream. Also make sure you bring insect repellent. Denim shorts and comfortable clothing are practically uniform – so don’t forget to bring clothes you don’t mind exploring in.
In short, yes, it is hot in most regions in Canada in the summer. But the environment, scenery and boundless activities all contribute to Canada’s magnetism and this is all amplified by the sunshine. What makes it even better is that the people are some of the friendliest and warmest in the world too.