Canada weather in February

Many people wonder what kind of weather they can expect in February in Canada. Is this month a good time to go to Canada? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Canada in February?

The weather conditions in Canada in February are generally poor. It is a winter month.

During February in Canada, the average maximum temperature varies from very low in Alert with -28°C (-19°F) to low in Delta with 9°C (47°F). Minimum nighttime temperatures generally drop to 2°C (35°F) in Delta and -36°C (-34°F) in Alert. It is a very cold month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress up warm.

Precipitation in February varies from almost none in Komakuk Beach with an average of 1.9mm (0.1 inches) of snow/rainfall to heavy in Port Renfrew with 243mm (9.6 inches). It is the driest month of the year in Toronto. It is also generally a moderately sunny time of year with an average of 111 hours of sunshine in Toronto during the entire month.

We invite you to have a look at the map below to discover more about the various weather conditions around Canada.

Where to go in Canada in February

Find the average weather conditions in February for the most popular destinations in Canada on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

Popular destinations in Canada

What is the weather like in February for the 5 most popular destinations in Canada?

Average weather in Toronto

In February Toronto generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 0°C (33°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -8°C (18°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Toronto
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
-1°C / 31°F 
-8°C / 17°F 
85 hours 
75mm / 3" 
14 days 
poor 
0°C / 33°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
111 hours 
55mm / 2.2" 
12 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
5°C / 41°F 
-4°C / 25°F 
161 hours 
65mm / 2.6" 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Toronto

Average weather in Montréal

In February Montréal generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -3°C (26°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -13°C (8°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Montréal
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
-5°C / 23°F 
-14°C / 6°F 
99 hours 
86mm / 3.4" 
15 days 
poor 
-3°C / 26°F 
-13°C / 8°F 
128 hours 
68mm / 2.7" 
12 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
2°C / 36°F 
-8°C / 19°F 
160 hours 
78mm / 3.1" 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Montréal

Average weather in Quebec City

In February Quebec City generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -6°C (22°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -16°C (4°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Quebec City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
-7°C / 19°F 
-17°C / 2°F 
98 hours 
90mm / 3.5" 
14 days 
poor 
-6°C / 22°F 
-16°C / 4°F 
120 hours 
67mm / 2.6" 
12 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
0°C / 32°F 
-10°C / 14°F 
154 hours 
91mm / 3.6" 
12 days 
poor 
Climate in Quebec City

Average weather in Vancouver

In February Vancouver generally has low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 8°C (46°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 1°C (34°F) and heavy monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Vancouver
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
6°C / 43°F 
1°C / 34°F 
60 hours 
258mm / 10" 
20 days 
poor 
8°C / 46°F 
1°C / 34°F 
91 hours 
173mm / 6.8" 
16 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
10°C / 50°F 
3°C / 37°F 
134 hours 
190mm / 7.5" 
19 days 
poor 
Climate in Vancouver

Average weather in Ottawa

In February Ottawa generally has very low temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around -4°C (26°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around -14°C (7°F) and moderate monthly snow/rainfall. So on average the conditions are poor that month.

Ottawa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly snow/rainfall Snow/rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   January January
<<  
-6°C / 22°F 
-15°C / 5°F 
98 hours 
78mm / 3.1" 
14 days 
poor 
-4°C / 26°F 
-14°C / 7°F 
132 hours 
65mm / 2.5" 
12 days 
poor 
March   >> March
>>  
2°C / 36°F 
-8°C / 18°F 
168 hours 
71mm / 2.8" 
11 days 
poor 
Climate in Ottawa

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Is February the best time to go to Canada?

In our opinion February is not the best time to visit Canada with commonly poor weather in Toronto.

On average the best time to visit Canada is in June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Toronto. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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