I noticed that some of my readers were wondering why we have an AC when we live in southern Ontario. Above is a picture of the Grand River, which runs south from Riverview, Ontario to Lake Erie. It is so pretty right now with everything so green. The rains we've had this spring and the cool temperatures have kept everything colorful. However, we do have some springs when it is very hot. Our climate varies a little from year to year. I would guess the average temperature this year has been about 60 degrees F.
Different parts of Canada have different climates. British Columbia gets a lot of rain in winter and moderate temperatures in summer. Because Vancouver is on the Pacific Coast, it is milder there. However, the interior of BC gets lots of snow and minus temperatures. I visited there twice and each time the temperatures went down to minus 16 F and one day the kids were kept home from school because it was minus 25 and there was a chance their lungs would freeze. When you are in BC, you don't feel the cold like you do here in Ontario. Ours is a damper cold while that in BC is a dry cold.
We don't have igloos or ice and snow all summer long. Even in Nunavut and the North West Territories, there is summer, though temperatures would be cooler, similar to Alaska. Where my friend Marrianne is working in Iqulait, they still have snow and will until mid June or later. Winter will set in early and temperatures of minus 40 F are not uncommon.
Where I live in southern Ontario, summer temperatures can go into the high 90s, though that doesn't happen often. August is the hottest month, usually, and temperatures range from the high 80s to mid 90s. It can get hotter. A few years ago, temperatures reached 112 F and the day Mom and Dad were married in 1945, it was 110F.
The Maritime Provinces are on the Atlantic and have harsh winters and summers that vary from year to year. While talking to my MIL the other day, she said it was 80 and here it was only 60, so it depends where you are and what the weather is doing at the time.
Hope this helps everyone sort out our weather patterns. We have much the same weather as Michigan, as Detroit and Windsor, Ontario are just across the Ambassador Bridge from each other.
Wherever you are, I hope your weather is nice. It was a cool day today and rain began to fall about the time the boys were getting out of school.