Extreme Cold

Canadian winters can be severe. It’s important to learn how to prepare for cold conditions and to avoid the serious health effects of extreme cold exposure including hypothermia and frostbite. 

How can you protect yourself and others from extreme cold?

Know the forecast

Prepare ahead of time: be on the lookout for Extreme Cold Weather Warnings by following:

Have a plan

During times of cold weather:

  • Dress warmly and wear appropriate clothing
  • Find shelter
  • Stay dry
  • Keep moving
  • Prepare your home by doing regular maintenance
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Watch for signs of windburn, frostbite and hypothermia
  • Seek medical attention if necessary