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York Factory National Historic Site of Canada

Weather

blizzard in Wapusk
Blizzard in Wapusk
© Parks Canada / Wayne Lynch

Weather conditions are unpredictable at York Factory and can force a longer than anticipated stay. Be sure to take warm clothing, rubber boots, bug repellent, and two or three days of extra supplies.

  • Average temperature for June/July/August: 13°C
  • A severe temperature drop is common in June and July when the wind comes off the frozen Hudson Bay.
  • There is a 40% chance of daily rain.
  • High winds are frequently experienced.
  • Tides up to 4 metres are experienced. Check the tide table in advance at www.waterlevels.gc.ca.
  • Consult with Parks Canada office in Churchill before departure on your trip if you require transportation from Hay Island.