How should I dress for winter in Ontario?

How should I dress for winter in Ontario?

If this is your first winter in Ontario, you need to be prepared. It is important that you and your children dress warmly. Temperatures are very different across Canada. For example, the winters in some parts of British Columbia (BC) are warmer than winters in Ontario. The weather in Ontario can be extreme. Blowing wind can make temperatures feel much colder. In winter, weather reports talk about wind chill. For example, the temperature might be -5°C with a wind chill that makes it feel like -10°C. Winter Clothes Coat The most important piece of winter clothing you will need is a warm winter coat. Your coat should be thick enough to keep you warm on bitterly cold winter days, and heavy enough to keep cold wind off your body. Many winter coats are also waterproof or water-resistant. Keeping yourself dry is one of the best ways to stay warm. Look at what your friends and family in Canada wear during the winter, or what others in the community are wearing. Many people chose thick winter parkas, or waterproof ski-jackets. Others, especially when dressed formally, choose long and heavy wool coats. A good quality winter coat for an adult might cost anywhere from C$100 – $500 – and for a child, from C$50 – $100. Whichever coat you choose to fit your style and budget, make sure it will be warm enough to keep you comfortable and safe. When shopping for a coat, talk to the salesperson at the store to find out how warm a jacket really is. If your coat does not cover your neck, you will need...