Geography & Climate
Old Crow Flats is located in the Taiga Cordillera Ecozone and is composed of lakes and wetlands occupying a large topographic basin that forms an extremely important wildlife habitat. This ecoregion supports the most abundant waterfowl population within the Taiga Cordillera Ecozone in Canada.
Given the remote wilderness location, pristine conditions, and the strong conservation regime in place for the Old Crow Flats, its future as a wetland of international significance is secure.
The climate in Old Crow reflects its location north of the Arctic Circle; average daytime temperature in January is minus 27 degrees Celsius, dropping overnight to minus 36 Celsius.
In July, the daytime average is plus 21 degrees Celsius, with night temperatures averaging close to 9 degrees Celsius.
Annual precipitation averages 266 mm, including 144 millimetres of rain and 129 centimetres of snow.
The growing season is short, but intense because of the long daylight.
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