Canada’s lowest recorded temperature is as cold as Mars
One of the most common facts about Canada is that it can get pretty cold in the winter (anybody who’s ever had to chisel his or her car out of a block of ice on the way to work knows this). The average low for the month of January in Ottawa, Ont. is -14.4 C (6.1 F). That’s pretty cold! However, a temperature recorded in 1947 in Snag, Yukon makes the rest of Canada’s winter weather seem like a relaxing beach vacation. A temperature of -63 C (-81.4 F) was recorded in the small village of Snag on Feb. 3, 1947. That’s roughly the same temperature as the surface of Mars!