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Old 05-25-2007, 09:15 PM
Location: Alberta
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Let's say Calgary vs. Toronto vs. Montreal. Are they different? Noticeable?
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Old 05-26-2007, 07:06 AM
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Friends who moved to Calgary and Toronto, I am in Montreal, noticed a difference. Calgary I've heard doesn't get very hot and humid. Heck, it snowed the other day and we are in May but that must've have been a freak snow fall. Plus those warm spells in Winter from Chinooks. Toronto according to a pal had better Winters. Milder and less snow. I guess you can't escape harsh winter weather unless you are in B.C. I rather have sunny days even if its freezing cold than weeks of rain. Just put on the right clothes.
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Old 05-30-2007, 02:27 PM
Location: Longueuil, Quebec/Brooklyn, NY
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Montréal has the worst weather of the 3. The winters are colder and snowier (though it isn't as bad as it used to be) and the summers are muggier.

I thought I heard that Calgary has one of the highest rated climates in Canada. The winters may be cold but you have the Chinooks which give you a break, and it is rather sunny.
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Old 05-30-2007, 06:39 PM
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Vancouver is the mildest by far (climate zone 8 they can grow palm trees!) ....but trade off is a rainy cloudy winter ..though Vancouver summers are a delight.... sunny not too hot ..and all those glorious mtns to hike in ....Calgary is dry (most of the time) ....however ..variable ...opposite of Vancouver ...one day it's warm and nice ..next day you're freezing ...but you don't get the dreaded humidity you get in the east ....and again glorious mtns only 1 hour away ....Toronto and Montreal share a similiar climate ....Montreal is colder in the winter and more humid in the summer ....Toronto is on the lee of Lake Ontario and usually does not get alot of snow ...Montreal gets significantly more snow and alot more mosquitos in summer ....especially near water (St Lawrence or even worse Riviere Des Prairies) ...by Canadian standards all these cities have decent climates ....Vancouver being similiar to Seattle .....Calgary similiar to Great Falls,MT ....Toronto similiar to Detroit or Chicago ...Montreal similiar to Burlington,VT .....
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Old 06-02-2007, 09:51 PM
Location: A suburb of Vancouver, BC, Canada
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I agree, I live in the Burbs of Vancouver and my climate zone is 7b....I have two Palms, one is on the verge of death....but it REALLY had no chance here, Mexican Fan Palm, and my Chinese Windmill Palm is doing fantastic! Anyways, climate wise, everything LRUA...but Vancouver summers and early fall are the delight, cause late fall, winter, and MOST of Spring are mainly rainy/cloudy
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