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View Poll Results: How do you rate Canada for climate?
0 4 4.71%
1 9 10.59%
2 9 10.59%
3 11 12.94%
4 9 10.59%
5 5 5.88%
6 5 5.88%
7 12 14.12%
8 7 8.24%
9 8 9.41%
10 6 7.06%
Voters: 85. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 03-04-2012, 04:39 PM
 
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
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I rate Canada a 3 (assuming 0 = Antarctica, 1 = Greenland, 2 = Shetland Islands, etc.)

It's definitely one of my least favourite countries climate-wise (even Russia has better climates), but most of the country has tolerable summers. The BC prairies look great during summer and cities like Toronto and Montreal may even be too hot for my tastes during heatwaves.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:22 AM
 
Location: Vancouver, Canada
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I rate Canada a 3 (assuming 0 = Antarctica, 1 = Greenland, 2 = Shetland Islands, etc.)

It's definitely one of my least favourite countries climate-wise (even Russia has better climates), but most of the country has tolerable summers. The BC prairies look great during summer and cities like Toronto and Montreal may even be too hot for my tastes during heatwaves.
This is basically my answer. A three for Canada for most of it having tolerable summers, but most of the landmass has rather unfavorable conditions the other three seasons.
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Old 03-05-2012, 03:32 PM
 
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This is basically my answer. A three for Canada for most of it having tolerable summers, but most of the landmass has rather unfavorable conditions the other three seasons.
I guess we have to consider the south-heavy population distribution.

Also, I'd say the winter snow partially offsets the cold temps (since it's an interesting phenomenon).
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Toronto
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I rate Canada a 3 (assuming 0 = Antarctica, 1 = Greenland, 2 = Shetland Islands, etc.)

It's definitely one of my least favourite countries climate-wise (even Russia has better climates), but most of the country has tolerable summers. The BC prairies look great during summer and cities like Toronto and Montreal may even be too hot for my tastes during heatwaves.
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This is basically my answer. A three for Canada for most of it having tolerable summers, but most of the landmass has rather unfavorable conditions the other three seasons.
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I guess we have to consider the south-heavy population distribution.

Also, I'd say the winter snow partially offsets the cold temps (since it's an interesting phenomenon).
Yeah, I'm having a bit of trouble answering whether I should consider it to be based on where most of the cities or populated areas are or where the majority of area is . If it's majority area because of all the arctic and subarctic zones, I might have to give it 1 or something! But I'll go with the benefit of the doubt like you guys and say a rating of... three, no four for patriotism (lol... no, but honestly, I'll vote 3!). Even if I gave great scores to the long summers of the Okanagan and Southern Ontario and pushed a little of the high ratings to other parts of southern Quebec, BC and Alberta, the boreal/subarctic/arctic zone is so large in area, that if those areas get 1's and 2's, it'd drag it all down in average (I really have to get a climate with at least a summer of a few months, a decent amount of T-shirt weather by day, and the overnight low not to cross into freezing nights territory in summer or even close to it, to think of it as enjoyable).

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Old 03-06-2012, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Leeds, UK
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I voted 10 because Canada has my ideal climates, such as London, Waterloo, Fredericton, or basically anywhere from Windsor to Prince Edward Island along with St Lawrence river where winters are cold but not ridiculously cold with plenty of snow, and where summers are generally warm but not too warm with distinct spring and Autumn (i.e no perpetual season) as well as summer storms. The northern wastelands are just way too cold for me with hardly any seasonal variety but I only based my vote on the climates that I enjoy that are in the southern half of the country where the vast majority of the population live (esp. Ontario and Quebec).
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Old 02-10-2013, 02:53 PM
 
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I rate Canada a 1 because of the cold snowy winters and the hot humid summers especially in Kitchener, Ontario where we lived until 2003. We now live in Portugal where the summers are hot but not humid since we are near the ocean and mild rainy winters. I miss my friends and family in Canada but not the cold, the snow and the hot, humid weather.
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Old 02-10-2013, 03:40 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Many excellent climates in Canada, especially on the west coast and in Eastern Canada (Newfoundland for example). Places like Montreal and Toronto are decent too. Some parts of intertior Canada loses points being too sunny/hot/cold. But overall the pickings are quite good.
And Southern BC too. Wasn't really on my radar until I visited last month.
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Old 08-29-2014, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Sydney, Australia
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1/10

It's just too cold and snowy. I didn't give it a 0 because at least it has mild summers, some parts of it.
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Old 08-29-2014, 11:39 PM
 
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6. I generally like cold and snow but anything north of Yellowknife is ridiculous.
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Old 08-30-2014, 02:14 AM
 
Location: United Nations
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2: some of it is perfect (coastal BC), but the other places have too cold winters and Okanagan has too hot summers.
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