A good sign that spring is here is the
blooming of cherry blossoms.
One of the first signs of spring that you'll notice is the winter snow melting. In some areas of Canada, spring brings rainy weather. The days get warmer while the nights remain cool. The warming temperatures allow plants to start growing. Trees do not start growing leaves until April or May. Light spring jackets are usually worn during this season and as the temperature rises, the volume of clothing worn decreases.

Wasaga Beach during the summer.
In the months beyond spring, temperatures can rise as high as 30°C or higher. The weather is usually hot and dry, with the occasional thunderstorms. Regions in the Great Lakes are often humid. Typical summer wear includes caps, shorts, T-shirts, skirts, and sandals.

You can find the brightest red
leaves in the fall.
The amount of daylight decreasing and cooler temperatures are tell-tale signs that fall is present. As well, leaves change colour from the summer's green to red, brown, or yellow before falling off trees. Unpredictable rainy weather also characterizes fall in Canada. The first frost occurs during this season, ending the growing season in Canada's agricultural lands. As the temperature gets cooler, layered shirts and light jackets replace the summer staple of shorts and skirts.

Nathan Phillips Square, a popular skating
rink open during the winter
What you might have heard about winter in Canada is true – Canadians experience cold weather, with snowfall and ice formation. Snow can fall as early as October to later than March or April. The temperatures are usually below 0°C. In the news, you will often hear the term “wind chill factor,” accompanying temperatures, indicating how much colder the temperature really feels when considering the speed that the wind blows during winter days. To keep yourself warm in winter's chilly weather, insulated boots and jackets are highly recommended items to wear. The East and West Coasts experience mild winters with warm temperatures. Most of the precipitation in these areas falls as rain, not snow.