WeatherPrince Edward Island's weather is varied, but not harsh. Because Prince Edward Island is surrounded by the warm waters of the Gulf of St. Lawrence, the climate is milder here than some areas of Canada.
Most Prince Edward Island residents will tell you that summer is their favourite season. Temperatures in the summer typically range in the 20s (celsius). A day at the beach is a favourite way for many families to spend a summer day, and because there are so many beaches, they're rarely crowded. People often pack picnics and beach toys and spend hours relaxing on the sand and in the warmest waters north of the Carolinas.
There are more than 30 golf courses in Prince Edward Island, and there are beautiful parks located across the province for families to enjoy. Islanders love digging clams, tending to their gardens, and just sitting outside relaxing on warm sunny days. Camping is another summer activity enjoyed by Islanders and it’s safe because there are no large wild animals in Prince Edward Island to worry about.
FallFall temperatures range between 8 and 22 degrees celsius. The mornings are cooler than in summer, while the afternoons are still warm. The leaves change colour to beautiful shades of brown, orange, red, and yellow, and it's harvest time for farmers and gardeners. Islanders love this time of year because it's so beautiful and the temperatures are comfortable. There is an abundance of seasonal food to enjoy and there's often a festival taking place where you can sample the harvest.
Prince Edward Island has winter, but it’s not severe. The province receives an average total yearly snowfall of 35.6cm, which often melts soon after it falls. Temperatures range between -3 and -11 degrees celsius, although cold winds can make it feel colder than it is, sometimes more like -20 degrees.
Snow generally arrives in November and lasts through April, though it sometimes arrives later and leaves earlier. When snowstorms occur, schools and some businesses may close for what is called "a snow day." Local radio stations and websites keep Islanders up-to-date on road conditions as welll as business and school closures. Stormy winter evenings can be romantic, watching the snow blow around outside while you’re warm inside with your family.
SpringWhen the snow melts, flowers start to bloom, grass comes alive, and trees blossom. Temperatures are quite mild, ranging from 8 to 22 degrees celsius. Islanders enjoy being outside and getting their gardens ready as the days get warmer.