Facts on Canada

To help you understand Canada better and to equip you for your arrival, here are some facts you should know about Canada.

Weather in Edmonton
In Edmonton, the weather is constantly changing, even drastically within a day. The temperature varies considerably throughout the year, and we have four distinct seasons:

 

Fall 

 Winter

Spring 

 Summer

Month 

Sept. to
Nov.

Dec. to
March

April to
May

June to
August

Temperature Range

-8.5°C to 12°C

 -8°C to -30°C

-5°C to 12°C

15°C to 30°C

Day/Night

Hours of
daylight decrease

 Short days,
long nights

Hours of
daylight increase

Long days,
short nights

Precipitation

rain, some snow

snow, blizzard

rain, wet snow

rain, thunderstorms

Time Zone
Edmonton is on the Mountain Daylight Time zone, and we go by a Daylights Savings plan during the Winter season. On November 6, 2016, clocks are adjusted backwards an hour and on March 12, 2017 clocks are adjusted forward an hour.

Electricity

Electricity runs on 110 volts, 60 hertz in Canada. Travellers from outside North America may require adapters for electrical appliances. Canada electricity outlet sockets use the Type B NEMA 5-15 (15 A/125 V grounded) like the image above.