We’re cold!

Thompson experiences more days below freezing than any other Canadian city with a population over 15,000. We average 240 days a year of sub-zero temperatures, contributing to our status as a premier centre in North America for winter weather testing.

Our average temperature in December, January and February of -28.2 C (-18.8 F) means we have the second coldest winters in Canada.We’re also ranked #2 for the most days with deep snow cover, with 154 days of snow covering the ground to a depth of at least 10 centimetres (4 inches). Our dry, powdery snow normally covers the ground for at least six months of the year and totals an average 186 centimetres (73.3 inches).