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[–][deleted] 602 points603 points  (162 children)

Am I the only one feeling spiteful towards Victoria?

[–]originalnutta 194 points195 points  (4 children)

Naww. Why would I hate on the one friggin place in Canada that's warm.

[–]dooterman 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Also somewhat depressing to realize average highs of 4.6 are the warmest we can possibly get in this entire second largest country in the entire world. That would be defined as frigid cold for most of the world.

[–]spasticsam2Québec 19 points20 points  (2 children)

It is amusing that if you go just across the water to Seattle, it's considered that dreary cold far flung edge of America. But Victoria and the Lower Mainland are the Canadian riviera.

[–]tswatersBritish Columbia 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Well, to be fair Victoria has a bit of a microclimate. You can go half way up the island, it'll be frozen... go across the water, it'll be rainy. Victoria is a bubble of mild weather.

[–]degromnomnom 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I always like to think of Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland as Canada’s version of Southern California.

And the Okanagan can be considered Canada’s southwest.

[–]rogue-wolf 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Nah. But I'm going to have to disagree with you just the same. The colder and snowier it gets, the better I like it.

Location: Thunder Bay

[–]InEnduringGrowStrong 258 points259 points  (90 children)

It sounds nice, but I'd rather have snow at -15°C than that miserable rain at 1°C.

[–]Colonel_Green 221 points222 points  (52 children)

We don't get as much rain as people assume, way less than Vancouver.

[–]canadiantruth 334 points335 points  (37 children)

Shhhhh. Don't let the secret out. It rains, ohhhh the rains. Hasn't stopped since August.

[–]Iron-Fist 17 points18 points  (2 children)

Those are some nice property prices you have there. Would be a shame if everyone were to... move to your island.

[–]richEC 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I hope they do. I'll sell and retire in Palm Springs.

[–]Iron-Fist 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hey now, you're not supposed to acknowledge that rising property values benefit current resident, this is r/canada

[–]GeoffdeRuiter 45 points46 points  (33 children)

^ this. 6 months per year everything is wet from rain. Why would anyone want that in their lives.

[–]JSLEnterprises 40 points41 points  (17 children)

Sounds like a vacation spot for Brits tbh.

[–]gunawa 8 points9 points  (9 children)

Better than rain 3/4 of years go UK!

[–]KeytarVillainBritish Columbia 15 points16 points  (8 children)

Vancouver actually gets more annual rainfall than just about anywhere in the UK, even most parts of Scotland or Wales.

[–]wishthane 9 points10 points  (1 child)

It's also much more concentrated, there will be weeks of pretty solid rain but then summers are usually pretty dry.

[–]GeoffdeRuiter 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Not just vacation, many Brits live in Victoria. Enough that I usually notice the accent later on. Kind of interesting.

[–]bsbbtnh 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I usually notice the accent later on.

"Honey, did you notice that Bill seems to have an accent?"

"Uh, you mean Bill as in the guy who has been living with us for the past year? Of course he has an accent, he's British."

"Another one!"

[–]GeoffdeRuiter 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Basically that how it goes down!

[–]elchivo83 23 points24 points  (9 children)

Rain is easy. I don't understand the people who can't deal with it. Wear waterproof clothing and carry an umbrella. It's hardly an ordeal. I'd take it over being snowed in and frozen half to death for half the year.

[–]GeoffdeRuiter 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So dark..... so cold......send umbrellas...

[–]Saralentine 18 points19 points  (1 child)

I prefer the freezing sun over the squalid grey.

[–]Edward_Nygma 3 points4 points  (0 children)

because for the other 6 months the weather is pristine. in life you you get the sweets with the sours. it all balances out. weed helps though.

[–]VonPursey 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lush rainforest, mountains, ocean, and almost never below freezing. Awful, just awful.

[–]gexor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hasn't felt like that over the past few days. Fuck you, it's January!

[–]sndwsn 2 points3 points  (0 children)

West side of the island would get rain as the weather moves in from the ocean, bringing in humid air and cooling as it rises over the mountains, then as the weather crosses the top of the mountain and rolls down towards the east side of the island it warms up and takes water in rather than dropping it. Then it crosses the channel and hits Vancouver and drops it all there up to hope before it goes over the mountains again and then picks water up as it crosses the interior.

It's called the rainshadow effect and is why Victoria and the interior are so dry compared to Vancouver.

[–]Oilersfan 3 points4 points  (0 children)

And the gulf islands get half of that!

[–]scrooge_mc 19 points20 points  (13 children)

I live in Newfoundland and we get lots of rain in winter and it definitely sucks. I think I'd prefer Victoria though which is a nice bit warmer and a fraction of the snow.

[–]gexor 13 points14 points  (5 children)

Fraction of the snow? This is all we've got so far in the actual City of Victoria and it lasted ~5 hours.


[–]rodbotic 13 points14 points  (0 children)

instead of inches we measure snow in hours.

[–]scrooge_mc 3 points4 points  (2 children)

What? Victoria gets a fraction of the snow that St.John's gets. 30cm vs 330

[–]gexor 5 points6 points  (1 child)

It was a joke, like we don't get any normally.

[–]cdncbn 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Kind of poetic too that it was on Christmas morning. We all woke up to a beautiful pristine white christmas. And got to skip the shoveling and the slush. The sun took care of it by 2 pm.

[–]giveerOntario 3 points4 points  (5 children)

I've only been out to NFLD once but I LOVED it - but had issue with my jacket I needed in late June.

[–]scrooge_mc 2 points3 points  (4 children)

Oh? Did you forget your winter jacket? lol

[–]giveerOntario 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I had finished a gig in Pei and before heading home I thought I'd head out there to visit old friends I never see, so I hadn't brought it with me, no. CHILLY! I saw a whale so it paid off.

[–]scrooge_mc 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Yeah, summer doesn't really start in Newfoundland usually til pretty close to July. Those cold offshore winds are brutal.

[–]StivertonOntario 11 points12 points  (2 children)

I am the exact opposite.

[–]Toux 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Nah man, I like summer rain, I like spring rain, I especially like autumn rain, but winter rain? Ew.

[–]baconwiches 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Maybe, but I'll take fall, spring, and summer heating bills instead

[–]JesskaLeighBritish Columbia 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Lived in multiple Van Island towns. The rain is hardly miserable. I'm always at a comfortable temperature in a light jacket. I don't have to leave early for work every day to shovel driveway, scrape my car or heat up the engine. I don't even have to buy snow tires. I can BBQ all year round, even in the rain! It's awesome.

[–]Fishyinthemiddle 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yes, please keep telling everyone it’s awful. I want to be able to afford to live there soon. 😂😂

[–]tswatersBritish Columbia 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Due to the rain shadow effect of the nearby Olympic Mountains, Victoria is the driest location on the British Columbia coast and one of the driest in the region.


[–]ohdearsweetlord 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The rain is pretty damn miserable. I want some of our nice, no lower than -10 snowfall. It snowed on Christmas, which is pretty rare nowadays, but sadly I was out of town. At least I haven't had to worry about wearing gloves at all this year?

[–]brownix001Canada 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I hate slush and ice more than fresh non-compact snow. Fresh snow is the best. No instant wet like rain and easy enough to shovel.

[–]nausicaa9 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I <3 the rain

[–]RagnarokDelQuébec 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The worst is when you get ice rain. God damn it's frustrating. Had to tackle my door open the other day because I had 3 inches(probably not that much) of frozen rain on it

[–]LukeD1uk 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I'm originally from the UK and I'd take rain everyday over the weather I'm living with now for 5 months in Montreal.

[–]ejacutron 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Victoria gets less rain than Toronto or Ottawa. 705 mm per year. Compare that to Abbotsford at 1538 mm. It's actually closer to Edmonton at 456 mm. Source: I have lived in Edmonton and Victoria. Also, data: https://www.currentresults.com/Weather/Canada/Cities/precipitation-annual-average.php

Canadians who haven't been to the island seem to assume Vancouver Island = Vancouver.

[–]leavingforgoodNew Brunswick 3 points4 points  (3 children)

My neighbour moved from Vancouver to Edmonton to - guess what - get away from the rain.

[–]stinkerb 1 point2 points  (0 children)

When it rains here in Van, its usually about 6 or 7 degrees, so not bad.

[–]VonPursey 1 point2 points  (0 children)

More like 5-9C (in Vancouver at least). I'll take that over snow and cold any day. When I get sick of the rain I just drive 30 mins and go skiing... not my idea of miserable.

[–]twatwaffIe[🍰] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Victoria is second only to Cranbrook as the sunniest city in Canada.

[–]Travdaman420 7 points8 points  (3 children)

I won't lie. It feels like the entire winter was like a week long down here, and after 4 years in alberta I ain't complaining haha.

[–]MissVancouverBritish Columbia 5 points6 points  (2 children)

It feels like Spring is just around the corner.

[–]Travdaman420 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I was actually just thinking that this afternoon.

[–]crazy_cat_broadBritish Columbia 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Mmmm was +7 here today, didn't even need a sweater!

[–]cdncbn 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I had the top down on my Miata 3 times this week.

[–]cleederOntario 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Yeah, but you also had to drive a Miata.

[–]MissVancouverBritish Columbia 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but he also GOT to drive a Miata! They're really fun little cars!

[–]cdncbn 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Exactly! Thank you and well put! My other vehicle is a '91 Chevy 3/4 ton for when I need to do truck stuff, and while in fantastic shape, is akin to driving a slug around town. My Miata just zips through traffic and parks like a motherfucker!!!

[–]MissVancouverBritish Columbia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes! I love my '93 Explorer Sport, it's like driving my sofa on the highway, but it's greedier than Donald Trump at the pump. So my Jetta Sport is the daily driver: it's nimble, great on gas, and super fun on windy twisty roads.

[–]fptp01Russian Empire 20 points21 points  (6 children)

Am I the only one feeling spiteful towards Victoria?

Yes, here in Vancouver we have no spite towards them.

[–]professorexBritish Columbia 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Sometimes when it's extra rainy in Vancouver while more mild in Victoria, there's a slight bit of spite. Lived there for a few years, and there's a definite difference!

[–]AnIslandMan 26 points27 points  (3 children)

North Vancouver: 99.3in of rain in 178 days

Vancouver: 57.3in of rain in 168 days

Victoria: 27.8in of rain in 148 days


[–]professorexBritish Columbia 11 points12 points  (2 children)

Haha yup, and now I’m in north van. It’s wet. Always.

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

That North Van number in that source is misleading because down by the waterfront the number is significantly lower.

[–]crazy_cat_broadBritish Columbia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Eh you live here you basically adapt or go mad. Wear wool, buy good boots and just get on with it haha.

[–]CaptSnafu101 3 points4 points  (11 children)

as a victorian i feel no spite

[–]MommaDerpBritish Columbia 2 points3 points  (10 children)

As a Victorian I feel an unreasonable level of "Haha Suck It!" to the rest of the country.

And yet, half our office is leaving for a paid work vacation to Mexico tomorrow. Because I'm not on the sales team or higher management, I'm ineligible to go. I'm a bit bitter.

[–]DeetoriaAlberta 12 points13 points  (2 children)

Nope. My first thought was " Fuck you, Victoria, "

[–]KofOaks 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I moved there from the East Coast 12 years ago and let me have the honor to say " haaaaahahahahaha!"

[–]gunawa 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Ohhhh, being out here in the + I'm am laughing my face off seeing this.. if it helps, it's rained pretty much all week. So you know, trade offs. My friends from burns lake (-30c) found Vancouver to be colder in perception (feels like) just because of all the moisture.

[–]clubby37Manitoba 164 points165 points  (22 children)

Wait, wait, wait ... Winnipeg's colder than Yellowknife Whitehorse? I mean, I live in Winnipeg, I know it's cold, but I always just assumed the Yukon was colder.

Edit: whoops.

[–]CntreadAlberta[S] 39 points40 points  (1 child)

Yeah that surprised me too, also because Whitehorse is a lot milder than I expected. Winnipeg winters are no joke.

[–]Hurtin93Manitoba 16 points17 points  (0 children)

At least we still get reasonable sunlight hours in winter, and our summers will be a lot warmer than Yukon as well. I do feel like I need the summer to 'charge' me up as it were.

[–]yeah-what 65 points66 points  (1 child)

Winnipeg's warmer than Yellowknife, colder than Whitehorse. Whitehorse is much closer to the coast, so will benefit from a more Maritime climate than Winnipeg, smack dab in the middle of the country.

[–]r0botchild 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I know I almost spit out my slurpee when I read that!

[–]practicaldad 11 points12 points  (0 children)

You mean Whitehorse?

[–]CoopsmossYukon 4 points5 points  (5 children)

the Yukon warmed up a lot this month. I spent Christmas there and there was frost on the inside of the walls, not the windows or anything but just the wall. -43° that night. They get huge fluctuations in temperature though, so it went up to zero the next week

[–]barinnoma 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Since December 10th we've gone 0C to -35C and back to 0C 3 times. This is fucked.

[–]dywacthyga 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They don't call it Winterpeg for nothin'!

[–]Alberta_Fire 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It's got a big river flowing through it, it's nestled in the mountains and gets the warm Pacific current. For being so far north it's actually surprisingly great weather.

[–]Couchpototo 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Whitehorse actually has a fantastic climate. Winters aren’t as cold as most of the north, we get very little snow, and the summers and warm but not hot. It’s one of my favourite things about living here.

[–]GrumpyOlBastardBritish Columbia 159 points160 points  (24 children)

Victoria represent! Ah, it's nice to sit on the balcony having a toke in shirtsleeves in the evening

[–]d3sperad0 25 points26 points  (9 children)

Hit 9 today :)

[–]mattnormus 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Playing golf at cedar tomorrow lol

[–]KofOaks 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I'm riding my motorcycle!

[–]undeariusOntario 5 points6 points  (0 children)

It was 9° in Ottawa two days ago.

It was -30° yesterday.

[–]ADuckInTheFace 37 points38 points  (7 children)

And that's what leads to higher rent, people encouraging even more people to move here.

[–]Ccjfb 20 points21 points  (4 children)

Ug! Don’t move out here! Soooo much gardening!

[–]Evanderson 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's cool with me. Get out of Toronto! Too many people!

[–]Tak7icsNewfoundland and Labrador 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah I'm seeing all these idiots gloating. I thought the rule here was shut the fuck up or at least tell em it's so terrible here so they don't come. At this point I swear we'll have to figure out how to make a fire moat out of the straights

[–]LeonHRodriguezBritish Columbia 6 points7 points  (2 children)

It's midnight, and I'm heading to Ali Baba for some pizza

I will be wearing a t-shirt as well 👍

[–]Moon_Bear69British Columbia 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Yoo I work at ali baba

[–]nexus6ca 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Sitting in fountain Chinese food in Victoria. Going to wear shorts tomorrow.

[–]originalnutta 60 points61 points  (26 children)

Brb buying a boat and moving to Victoria.

[–]ComradeVoytekBritish Columbia 83 points84 points  (2 children)

Bring a second boat, loaded with cash for your down payment.

[–][deleted] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

No doubt. I think people forget or don't realize how expensive the west coast is.

[–]EricborthBritish Columbia 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Probably cheaper to buy a boat than take the ferry.

[–]ohdearsweetlord 7 points8 points  (21 children)

Get in before the real estate gets Vancouver expensive.

[–]Kelbit 37 points38 points  (20 children)

Too late.

Source: young professional living in Victoria. Will never be able to afford a home here.

[–]richEC 1 point2 points  (4 children)

Nanaimo. It's not that bad. I should work for the Tourist Office.

[–]HelpfulPug 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Being born in Victoria but not to exceedingly wealthy parents kind of sucks. Forced to move out of my hometown because...fuck me, Chinese people want to buy several flats.

[–]SANlurker 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That's one of the reasons why I left Vancouver. I loved living in the city, I hated being crushed by both high cost of living and low employment opportunities in my field.

Getting away from the Best Place on Earth cult was also nice.




Did you hear about the new car-free condos being build in the borough of SoMa? It's only $750k for a 500 sqft studio! You'll be right down the street from Brassneck and a permaculture plot set up in a parking lot so you can get fresh herbs!

[–]Tarahsay 4 points5 points  (11 children)

Start small and lower your expectations. It's possible.

[–]Kelbit 11 points12 points  (10 children)

A townhouse is on the order of $500k. Between my girlfriend and I we make ~$100k gross per year. By the general affordability rule, we can afford around $300k (3x gross income). We can't even get a 2bd condo for that. Plus, prices are going up by over 10% per year, so by the time we'll be in a position to buy, prices will be significantly more expensive.

I am still saving up for a down payment, but I think we'll be leaving the city when we plan to start a family. It's just way too unaffordable.

[–]hosmovi 10 points11 points  (4 children)

2bd condo for high 300s lol You couldnt get a trash can for that in Van. Building next to my apt is getting torn down and building 2 highrises in its place. I shit you not theyre not even selling it to Canadians. Yes if youre a canadian you cannot buy one here, youll have to fly to HK, negotiate there. Talked to a realestator friend a week ago, he was saying that he keeps seeing numbers around 10-20% foreign owner ship thrown around for new condos he said it makes absolutely no sense where they got those numbers because he hasnt seen 20% Canadians buying a new condo let alone 80%

[–]HelpfulPug 4 points5 points  (1 child)

makes absolutely no sense where they got those numbers because he hasnt seen 20% Canadians buying a new condo let alone 80%

They sell to family who get citizenship and have babies in Van but maintain economic connections to HK/China, so technically it's Canadian citizens, but it is not Canadian citizens.

[–]Kelbit 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Even high 300s is unaffordable for the majority of people. Median combined household income for a couple in Victoria was $96k last census. By the typical 3x rule in personal finance, that should imply a maximum purchase price of around $290k, which maybe will get you a 1 bedroom if you're lucky, or a really really skeevy 2 bedroom condo conversion. But that median is across all age groups, and people starting out (late 20s, early 30s) will be making much less.

I don't know how people in Vancouver manage it, where 2bd condos are north of $600k.

[–]spasticsam2Québec 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Plus, prices are going up by over 10% per year, so by the time we'll be in a position to buy, prices will be significantly more expensive.

This is the real bitch of the situation. Even if you have pretty dual income situation with good savings habits and a solid investment strategy, when house prices go up 10% to 20%/year even the ability to save for a downpayment on an equivalent place becomes a problem. This is especially true if you don't believe in throwing all your networth in to one asset at one address with high leverage (* cough * I'm fuckin' looking at you Vancouver)

[–]sidoZe 17 points18 points  (2 children)

West Coast Best Coast.

[–]Bozed 47 points48 points  (7 children)

Hey where’s Ottaw... oh wait provincial.

[–]I_need_more_wine 10 points11 points  (1 child)

I still want to see where Ottawa is. Would it be #1 this year?

[–]Furnace_AdmirerOntario 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Same. I totally forgot it's not the provincial capital.

[–]platypus_bearAlberta 32 points33 points  (6 children)

It would be interesting to see one with the largest cities in each province as well although that would probably only change like 4 of the cities on there

[–]CntreadAlberta[S] 23 points24 points  (5 children)

I checked but the ranking wouldn't really change. The only big change would be Alberta because Calgary's January average of -7.1 is much higher than Edmonton's.

[–]dannomacSaskatchewan 13 points14 points  (2 children)

Saskatoon is slightly colder than Regina too, enough to put it above Whitehorse.

[–]CntreadAlberta[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I missed that, thanks!

[–]amkaminsAlberta 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Chinooks get us through the winter.

[–]theruchetBritish Columbia 48 points49 points  (7 children)


  • from Victoria

[–]fotolabmanBritish Columbia 10 points11 points  (3 children)

That was my reaction as well

[–]bonestampOutside Canada 5 points6 points  (2 children)

Southern California is pretty good too. Ya, you get the odd fire or mudslide but I got tired of shoveling snow and not wearing shorts.

[–]SANlurker 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Oh, the whole being paid more than twice what you would get in Canada for the same job (plus a benefits package that means you get as good health care and usually better dental and vision converage) while all consumer goods being cheaper, fuel being cheaper, car/home insurance being cheaper, while real estate only being Calgary levels of expensive is pretty nice. Then there's the winters were you might, just might, contemplate wearing a long sleeved shirt in the evenings because it might get down to 12 C at some points, maybe a bit lower if you're more inland.

Oh, and not having to deal with the constantly snobbish attitude of British Columbians. That's really nice. In the couple of years I've lived in SoCal I quite literally have never met a single person as up themselves about their city or California in general as the average British Columbian I knew when I lived in Vancouver and their "The Best Place On Earth" attitude.

[–]GovernorJohnGuy 18 points19 points  (18 children)

I find NFLD has the worst summers but best winters

[–]therauiNewfoundland and Labrador 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I find it's almost the opposite - summers are always really comfortable - warm in the day and cool in the evening for a great sleep. Winters can occasionally give you some great snow and outdoorsy weather, but it's often slushy and sloppy.

[–]VeryCanadian 8 points9 points  (3 children)

The have great autumn's, and comfortable summers (but sometimes it rains and it's 10 degrees for a week). Their winters vary between relatively comfortable and "I'm getting my face blasted off by a hurricane force blizzard", which is kind of cool in a way. Their springs are just depressing. Cold, wet, foggy, up to and including June usually.

[–]GovernorJohnGuy 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Cold, wet, foggy? Sounds like a keen day to get a kitchen party on the go

[–]VeryCanadian 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Screech consumption is at its peak that time of year.

[–]GovernorJohnGuy 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You knows it

[–]xilodonNew Brunswick 7 points8 points  (1 child)

They seem to routinely get blizzards that leave 10 feet of snow though, I'm not sure if the temps are worth it.

[–]HolySpirit_of_Hell 2 points3 points  (0 children)

And then rain :(

[–]scrooge_mc 12 points13 points  (5 children)

I'd say worst winters. I much rather freezing cold and a fraction of the snow than snowing all week and freezing cold then 10 degrees and rain on the weekend, like we so often get here on the island, or those blizzards that change into pouring rain. Ugh.

[–]Dissessence 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Yeah I agree. The temperature fluctuations are the worst. We just had snow a few days ago and then today it was in the double digits with rain and it was warm an all the snow melted and now when it drops back down to the negatives it will feel even more cold by comparison. I also think that the winds are very cold here which this probably does not account for the wind chill.

[–]macevco 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I kinda hate this huge fluctuation in temperature too. Me and my roommate had almost finished an igloo-esque structure but it all melted

[–]MNorman87 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Temperature-wise, yes.

Snow-wise, no.

[–]facelessbastard 8 points9 points  (13 children)

Anybody that enjoys winter and the cold here?

[–]Toux 5 points6 points  (6 children)

I like winter, I like the cold until -10, it's okay until -20 without big winds, I like snow (skiing) and I hate snow (shoveling).

[–]Lahey_The_Drunk 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Pretty surprising to see so few people sharing my love for winter, snow, and all the fun outdoor activities that go along with it!

[–]mactronengOntario 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I fucking love the cold, snow and ice. A friend and I where out shooting shotguns in the cold last weekend and our conversation turned to the fact that it seems like a lot of Canadians have become pussies with respect to the cold weather.

[–]cpoks 8 points9 points  (0 children)

It was 14° in St. John's today o.o

[–]sw2de3fr4gt 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I'm in Vancouver and I just saw some Canadian geese fly northward last week. Usually they're in the south this time of year so it was really weird seeing them here this time of year.

[–]Cptn_Canada 12 points13 points  (2 children)

TIL Edmonton is warmer than Quebec city.

[–]yeah-what 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Might want to re-read the chart.

[–]DignityThief80 5 points6 points  (3 children)

Lol... greetings from Victoria. I wonder if this has anything to do with the value of my condo going up 28% this year.

Anyway, don't worry about it, Canada. We get enough rain here to make us nice and miserable through the winter just like the rest of you.

[–]Thick_Slice 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I lived in Winnipeg for 23 years than moved to Victoria. When I start to miss the cold I go into the walk in freezers at work at -18°C. Always ask myself why I lived there

[–]steve_buscemis_teeth 26 points27 points  (3 children)

Vancouver island checking in, fuck the rest of Canada in the winter

[–]NomadikVI 6 points7 points  (1 child)

I'min nanaimo. My cherry trees and lilac trees are all budding. In mid January.

Fuck you, rest of Canada! Hahahah!!

[–]SomewhatReadableBritish Columbia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How are the palm trees doing up there?

[–]making_mischiefCanada 71 points72 points  (21 children)

Wait, Toronto was only -5.5? We had temps of at least -11 since Christmas, except for a couple days last week.

Also, Victoria can eat a shirt.

[–]Timbit42New Brunswick 88 points89 points  (6 children)

I think this is the average of Januarys temperatures over a number of years.

[–]TheVantagePointBritish Columbia 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Climate averages are usually taken over 30 years

[–]making_mischiefCanada 8 points9 points  (3 children)

Hmm, the infograph didn't really make that clear.

[–]TheChad08 37 points38 points  (0 children)

Considering it is the 13th today, it is hard to get a January Average Temperature for 2018.

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It does say it at the very top "January Averages". If it's not clear it's not because of the graph...

[–]-Yazilliclick-Prince Edward Island 37 points38 points  (1 child)

The data is from 1981-2010

[–]HW_Plainview 8 points9 points  (0 children)

This should have been pointed out by OP. Thanks

[–]VeryCanadian 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm a meteorologist. That was a very long cold snap.

[–]maldahlehOntario 6 points7 points  (1 child)

That's why an average chart doesn't really work out, it takes into account dozens of years and as a result no one specific year generally sees the average. It's usually a combination of warm and cold winters, and average is the middle of two, hence no winter generally just sits on the average.

[–]dolphinboy1637 4 points5 points  (0 children)

It totally depends on the variance in the data. Some places may have more consistent weather vs places with much more variable weather comparing year to year n

[–]ohdearsweetlord 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I have my window open all day for fresh air.

[–]shaze 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes, we’ll eat all your shirts

[–]DonOntarioOntario 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fellow southern Ontarian here. That was an unusually long, unusually bitterly unbearably cold few weeks, and apparently its normal for most parts of Canada other than the Pacific coast, NL, and here.

[–]I-amthegump 5 points6 points  (0 children)

One of these is not like the others

[–]seasonpasstoeattheas 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Damm it looks like the sharks were right about Winnipeg

[–]Evolush 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Told ya so - love Winnipeg

[–]PSUHiker31 3 points4 points  (0 children)

St. John's: "Not as bad as everyone says we are!"

Winnipeg: "Winning at being worse than Yukon."

[–]FloCastle 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Us folks over here in Victoria deserve the nice weather. Sooner or later a massive apocalyptic earthquake is going to kill us all, so it kinda evens out.

[–]dywacthyga 2 points3 points  (3 children)

With global warming, NS and PEI are gonna be under water.... Where's our nice weather? lol

[–]absolute_fkn_ledge 3 points4 points  (0 children)

yeet winnipeg pride

[–]scrooge_mc 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Ahh St. John's, the second warmest, but extremely shitty, winter and I bet the coolest summer of any provincial capital...and probably the Territories.

[–]iliveinacarBritish Columbia 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Look up Prince Rupert, BC. It’s 10c right now and it’s 10:45pm. We’re way north of Victoria

[–]PSUHiker31 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah but you're further west too. Tends to allow warmer weather to hit you first prior to a cold front coming through due to southerly advection.

[–]midnightrambler108Saskatchewan 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This is why we should allow Turks and Caicos to be a province. As a westerner if Federalism is gonna fuck us let’s at least have somewhere warm to go.

[–]MurderOfToews 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Huh, why is Yellowknife so much colder than Whitehorse?

[–]arctic-aqua 9 points10 points  (0 children)

It's more inland and doesn't get heat from the Pacific. Go further east into Nunavut at the same latitude and it gets way colder.

[–]tripper75 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I’d like to see that laid out east to west

[–]Maximillion666ian 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Id actually rather have it cold and dry here in Vancouver sometimes then just above freezing and raining. That wet cold is gross and no mater how many layers you have on your either cold or damp because the air is saturated with water and you can't cool down.

[–]kwyllie93British Columbia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Move to the Interior! Vancouver is in a rainforest and thus it rains.

[–]BraveHack 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Friend visiting from AB complained that 2 degrees here is worse/colder than -15 degrees around Calgary. Humidity makes the cold bite.

[–]louddwnunderOntario 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Since when is St. John’s one of the warmest places in the country???

[–]Zuckuss18 3 points4 points  (0 children)

One of the warmest winters*

[–]DEADGL0RY 1 point2 points  (1 child)

The Avalon Peninsula of Newfoundland (which is where St. John's is located) tends to get very mild winters. We've had double digit temperatures on and off all winter. We nearly hit 20 degrees back in December.

It goes back and forth between cold and snowy, and warm and rainy.

Mind you, the rest of NL experiences a different type of weather altogether.

[–]subject_usrname_hereOutside Canada 1 point2 points  (0 children)

As a person who adores Canada but hates cold temperatures, Victoria seems to be nice compromise

[–]madhi19Québec 1 point2 points  (1 child)

We had a blip at plus 10 for half a day. Sure enough were back at -25 this morning. That's a 35 °C swing up and down in barely a day. Batshit crazy weather!

[–]suuderson 1 point2 points  (1 child)

As a resident of Winnipeg I would long for a January with an average of -16. This chart doesn't include windchill, it's been -40 all of 2 days of 2018

[–]East902Nova Scotia 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Brb moving to Victoria...

[–]RadiantPumpkin 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The two warmest cities are as far away from each other as is possible in this country

[–]AstronomicalAria 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lucky lucky Victoria....

[–]rangerxt 3 points4 points  (0 children)

In Regina we are swinging from extreme cold -30's to mild 0's. Hopefully all the ice on the side walks that not one person other than me apparently spread deicer on melts.