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Old 09-20-2013, 04:47 PM
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Location: Ontario, Canada
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Is there anywhere in Canada where the hottest month has an average daily high above 30°? Canada is not a beachy place. Even where you would think would have nice beaches, like B.C., the weather is just too cool and cloudy to really enjoy a long beach season. I can't think of anywhere on either of our coasts, the Great Lakes or the St Lawrence or Ottawa Rivers, where it would be hot and sunny enough to swim in the water and enjoy the beach for more than a couple of weeks a year, at least relative to what people would consider "beach weather" in places like parts of Southern Europe or Latin America. In fact, most of our swimmable areas, if they had the same amount of rainfall as their driest summer month for 12 months of the year, they would be technically a rainforest climate. I know the Okanagan Valley does, in general, have the hottest summers in Canada, but I'm talking about a specific place with a weather station. Especially somewhere with a beach.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:34 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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The hottest summers are in the extreme southern interior of BC, in Osoyoos and environs. There are lake beaches all over the region BTW.
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Old 09-20-2013, 05:54 PM
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I actually swam in the lake at Osoyoos once. I don't know why it didn't cross my mind. Is there anywhere in Ontario with noteably dry summers?
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Old 09-20-2013, 06:01 PM
 
Location: Lethbridge, AB
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I know the Okanagan Valley does, in general, have the hottest summers in Canada, but I'm talking about a specific place with a weather station.
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The hottest summers are in the extreme southern interior of BC, in Osoyoos and environs. There are lake beaches all over the region BTW.
Osoyoos has a weather station, which can be viewed here.
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Old 09-20-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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Besides well known champion Osoyoos,
other BC interior places with hot summers are,
Thompson River/Fraser Canyon area: Spences Bridge, Lillooet, Ash-croft (drier than Okanagan)
These towns all give Osoyoos are run for it's money in the hottest Canadian summer sweepstakes.

Some areas of extreme southern Ontario can even "feel" hotter (more uncomfortable) due to higher humidity. Even though average day time highs are couple of degrees cooler.
Also the average night time "lows" are much warmer in SW Ontario than anywhere in BC,
resulting in slightly higher average summer temps.
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:24 AM
 
Location: B.C., Canada
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Lytton, B.C. (in the Fraser Canyon) gives Osoyoos a run for its money too and is often the #1 hot spot for all of Canada. But while Lytton is the junction of 2 rivers it doesn't have a lot of beaches except for those rocky beaches on the river shorelines.

Lytton, British Columbia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Osoyoos - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


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At Lytton, the confluence of the Fraser and Thompson rivers showing the mixing of the two different coloured waters. Botanie Mountain right background, Lillooet Ranges at left.


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Old 09-21-2013, 06:25 AM
 
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Yeah Lytton and Osoyoos but it never feels as hot as it does here in Montreal (I haven't been to Ontario to compare). My first summer in Montreal took me by shock, despite spending every summer in Osoyoos before that!
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Old 09-21-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Yeah Lytton and Osoyoos but it never feels as hot as it does here in Montreal (I haven't been to Ontario to compare). My first summer in Montreal took me by shock, despite spending every summer in Osoyoos before that!
It's the humidity.
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Old 09-21-2013, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Windsor, Ontario, Canada
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Yeah Lytton and Osoyoos but it never feels as hot as it does here in Montreal (I haven't been to Ontario to compare). My first summer in Montreal took me by shock, despite spending every summer in Osoyoos before that!

Try spending a summer in Windsor. lol
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Old 09-22-2013, 06:24 AM
 
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The Prairies also do get very hot and dry during the summer.

Look up Grand Beach in Manitoba. On Lake Winnipeg, it was rated one of the top 5 beaches in North America a few years back by some magazine. Tons of lakes and beaches here.

Actually, without the moderating influence of any large body of water, I think Manitoba has the coldest winters and hottest summers of any Southern part of Canada.
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