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1. Posted by blue112 (Budding Member 25 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

please could someone tell me what the weather is like in canada at the beginning of november? and does it vary alot depending on which part of canada?

2. Posted by mariqué (Budding Member 15 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


the weather in canada changes a lot depending on the province. I can tell you that, in the province of Québec, you can expect between 5 and 10 degrees, wind and at least a little bit of rain. October is much better. Bring a good vest, a scarf and some gloves.

3. Posted by meboubou (Inactive 7 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Euhm, to add on to quebec, all depending on where in quebec your going, it might snow... bring a coat!

4. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

The weather varies incredibly, depending on where you are. After all, Canada is the second-largest country in the world, land-wise. Vancouver is generally mild in November, as it's on the coast. Head to the prairies and the open plains make it a lot colder. As meboubou said, Montreal can be wet and chilly while 3 hours away in Quebec City it can be snowing and cold. Then the Maritimes..well, you're back to coastal weather again. Go anywhere up north and the temperature will drop steadily as you drive. Best to pick a city and look up the weather.

5. Posted by Jelbee (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Speaking from Ontario, early November you can expect anything from 10 degrees celcius to 10 below. (Generally speaking.)
A couple of years ago it had snowed already by Halloween, so... generally, I'd just expect it to be a tad chilly. ;)

6. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

Hello Blue

I lived in Toronto, for a year. It was so cold, in Winter. I dont know exactly which month the bitter cold arrived. I think it was November. But it was so cold, i could not stay outside, for more than a few minutes. Otherwise, i would get frostbite, on my face. And it snowed, golf balls, for 6 months.


7. Posted by Jelbee (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

LOL! I live right near Toronto... a bit North of it, actually. It's not THAT bad, is it?? Just get a nice warm jacket, some gloves. :)

8. Posted by SIC2001 (Budding Member 16 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

In reality it is nothing near that cold in TO. I currently live here, and I grew up by london which is further south, I found the winters colder there by far (with more snow, and london is not in the snow belt), I would have to say January is the coldest month here, and 2 or 3 years ago it was a cold winter comparably, for instance today it was almost 20 out. But there have been some nights down to about 5, so we are starting to get there. Most of the time during the winter in a Southern city, jacket, toque, gloves, and boots, and you'll be fine for almost anything nature will send your way.

9. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

My Canadian friend says the following

The weather in Canada around the beginning of November can be very cold, and in fact there have even been times where there has been snow around that time (October 31st). The West Coast, i.e. Vancouver is warmer than the east coast, i.e. Halifax.

Snow that stays, usually comes in December.

10. Posted by rozner (Budding Member 36 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

I've been living in Toronto for 5 years and grew up in Montreal. November is rarely that cold. It may snow, although snow in Toronto is minimal compared to what I used to see in Montreal. January - February is usually coldest but if you dress properly you can stay outside for longer periods of time. For November you can get away with a warm jacket and toque maybe. I'd say it probably won't go below -5c in November.