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weathercan is an R package for simplifying the downloading of Historical Climate Data from the Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) website (


Bear in mind that these downloads can be fairly large and performing repeated, large downloads may use up Environment Canada's bandwidth unnecessarily. Try to stick to what you need.

There are four main aspects of this package:

  1. Access stations lists

  2. Download weather data

  1. Merge weather data into other data sets through interpolation over time

  1. Download climate normals data

We also include several practice data sets:

As well as several vignettes:

Online we also have some advanced articles:


Environment and Climate Change Canada:

Glossary of terms

ECCC Historical Climate Data: