What’s the weather like in Canada in January?
A huge country with diverse landscapes and weather, Canada has it all, from dramatic mountains to vast forests, beaches and vibrant cities. The weather changes between regions, but most of the country’s very cold in January, as this is winter in Canada. Whether you’re spending time in cities like Vancouver on the west coast or Toronto in the east, or skiing down the slopes in Banff, you’ll need plenty of warm clothes at this time of year.
In Vancouver, the average temperature in January is a chilly 4ºC, reaching highs of 6ºC and lows of 1ºC. You’ll need a waterproof coat if you’re visiting the city at this time of year, with 140mm of rain expected over the course of 21 wet days. On the other side of Canada, things are even colder in Toronto, which has an average high of 0ºC and low of -5ºC. Although there’s a high chance of snow, there’s much less rain than in Vancouver, with around 40mm expected across January. Make sure you pack your thickest winter layers if you’re going to Banff, which has a freezing average temperature of -11ºC this month.