Snag, Yukon – It doesn’t get any cooler. On February 3, 1947 the weather station at Snag near Beaver Creek recorded the coldest temperature in Canada, an astounding -63 C (-81 F) ! Snag was accessible by road from Snag Junction at kilometre 1895 of the Alaska Highway.
The Canadian Temperature Chart
I don’t know where this originated. It was sent to me by a family member and has circulated quite a bit around the Internet. Hope some chilly morning it makes you smile…
50° Fahrenheit (10° C)
· Californians shiver uncontrollably.
· Canadians plant gardens.
35° Fahrenheit (1.6° C)
· Italian Cars won’t start
· Canadians drive with the windows down
32° Fahrenheit (0° C)
· American water freezes
· Canadian water gets thicker.
0° Fahrenheit (-17.9° C)
· New York City landlords finally turn on the heat.
· Canadians have the last cookout of the season.
-60° Fahrenheit (-51° C)
· Santa Claus abandons the North Pole.
· Canadian Girl Guides sell cookies door-to-door.
-109.9° Fahrenheit (-78.5° C)
· Carbon dioxide freezes makes dry ice.
· Canadians pull down their earflaps.
-173° Fahrenheit (-114° C)
· Ethyl alcohol freezes.
· Canadians get frustrated when they can’t thaw the keg
-459.67° Fahrenheit (-273.15° C)
· Absolute zero; all atomic motion stops.
· Canadians start saying “cold, eh?”
-500° Fahrenheit (-295° C)
· Hell freezes over.
· The Toronto Maple Leafs win the Stanley Cup (and I’m rooting for them!)
Snag, Yukon Territories, Canada