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Winter and Weather 101

Ice skating during Edmonton winters can be a fun way to pass the time.

A good tip when living in Edmonton is to always check the weather before leaving your house and carry and extra jacket, scarf, and pair of gloves. Just like weather anywhere else in the world, it can be unpredictable sometimes!

Whether you ask a born and bred Edmontonian or a newcomer to the area, they would tell you one thing: be ready for the cold winters and the hot summers.

Here are a few facts and tips about the weather in Edmonton:

  • According to Environment Canada, Alberta has more sunshine annually than any other province or territory in Canada (312 days).
  • Summers are warm with sunshine lasting as long as 17 hours per day.
  • Typically, summer lasts from late June until early September.
  • Winter, with snow, generally lasts from November through mid-March and varies greatly in length and severity. A warm parka and winter footwear is recommended to make the cold weather reasonably comfortable.
  • Daylight: midsummer up to 17 hours per day, midwinter as low as 7.5 hours per day.
  • Edmontonians are generally casual dressers. In the winter, bring a warm coat, boots, gloves, and a hat. In the summer, it’s a good idea to have a pullover or light jacket for evenings and a hat for the long, bright days.

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