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Canada in December - Canada in December Weather and Event Guide

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Enjoy Canada in December

The weather is cold and you'll likely run into snow, but if you're prepared and have packed appropriately, you can still enjoy city walking and lots of outdoor activities.

Average December Temperature (Low / High):

  • Vancouver, BC: 34 / 43ºFahrenheit (1 / 6ºCelsius)
  • Edmonton, AB: 1 / 21ºF, (-17 / -6ºC)
  • Yellowknife, NWT: -17 / -2ºF, (-27 / -19ºC)
  • Inukjuak, NU: -6 / -27ºF, (-21 / -33ºC)
  • Winnipeg, MB: 0 / 16ºF, (-18 / -9ºC)
  • Ottawa, ON: 12 / 27ºF, (-11 / -3ºC)
  • Toronto, ON: 21 / 32ºF, (-6 / 0ºC)
  • Montréal:, QC: 14 / 28ºF, (-10 / -2ºC)
  • Halifax, NS: 21 / 34ºF, (-6 / 1ºC)
  • St. John's, NF: 25 / 36ºF, (-4 / 2ºC)

December in Major Canadian Cities:

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Holidays in Canada in December:

  • December 25 is a statutory holiday across Canada so expect most things to be closed.
  • December 26, or Boxing Day, is a statutory holiday in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, PEI, and Newfoundland & Labrador for government and most industries other than retail. Boxing Day sales on the days following Christmas are the biggest shopping days in Canada - much like the day after Thanksgiving in the US.

December In Canada Highlights / Events - Vancouver, Toronto & Montreal:

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