Alberta tops for 'most comfortable' climate in Canada

Heavy snow is seen in this 2012 file photo. Darren Makowichuk/QMI AGENCY

Heavy snow is seen in this 2012 file photo. Darren Makowichuk/QMI AGENCY

Jenna McMurray, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 11:12 AM ET

CALGARY - Snowy and cold are at least two adjectives that can be used to describe Alberta’s winters, but residents there can take comfort in knowing they’re actually among Canada’s luckiest residents when it comes to weather, Environment Canada says.

Alberta has held in past years and continues to hold the top spot in a ranking of the country’s provinces and territories when it comes to most comfortable weather, said David Phillips, senior climatologist with Environment Canada.

Phillips said the provinces and territories received points based on how they stacked up in a number of weather categories that are considered to factor into a climate’s overall level of comfort.

The categories include mildest winters, springs and autumns, fewest wet days, lowest overall humidity, sunniest days, and most hours of sunshine, among others.


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