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Lethbridge based Richardson Oilseed Ltd. was the first company in the world to market canola oil.

The 2012 Alberta Summer Games required 3000 volunteers that provided approximately 100,000 hours of volunteer service.

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It’s easy to see that southern Alberta gets its fair share of sunshine. On any given day, the wide blue sky dominates the landscape. Visitors from other parts of world often comment about our big sky and wide, open spaces.

A steady westerly breeze keeps the air fresh and the sky clear. Any change in the wind direction is usually associated with a change in the weather. Lethbridge is not all dry prairie, we get just enough moisture to green the coulees (the Oldman River Valley) and allow for thick urban forests of poplar, elm and birch to grow.

  • Average Annual Snowfall = 130.5 cm (51.4 inches)
  • Average Annual Rainfall = 271.1 mm (10.7 inches)
  • Average annual hours of bright sunshine = 2,506 (1971-2000 period)

Lethbridge Climate Normals
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All figures expressed as monthly averages.


Environment Canada, National Climate Data & Information Archives, Climate Normals and Averages.

In summer, warm sunshine dries the air and calms the wind. High temperatures average in the mid-20s degrees Celsius.

In winter, cold snaps in the minus teens are frequently broken by Chinooks – the warm and moist westerly winds from the Pacific Ocean. It melts the snow and ice. Winter visitors from other northern cities often comment about our clean sparkling snow – that’s because the snow usually doesn’t last long.

Lethbridge's Top 20 'Weather Winners'
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The top 100 most populace Canadian cities were chosen, based on: a minimum population of 15,000 people and followed. station nearby where standard observing procedures were having an official Environment Canada equipped weather


Environment Canada, Canadian Weather Winners

Climate Severity Index
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The index measures comfort and desirability of an areas climate, lower numbers indicating greater desirability.


Climate Severity Index for Canadians - D.W. Phillips & R.B. Crowe

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