Enjoy Canada in DecemberThe 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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- Enjoy holiday festivities, such as Christmas light shows.
- Ski season is under way. See The Best Places to Ski in Canada.
Good to Know:
- Average temperatures in Canadian provinces vary widely. Be sure to check the weather by Canadian city and province.
- Find out about Canadian money, where to exchange currency, using ATMs, typical prices in Canada, and more.
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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- Prince Edward Island's tourism
- Nova Scotia's tourism
- New Brunswick's tourism
- Newfoundland & Labrador's tourism