The Meteorological Service of Canada marks 150 years

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In 2021, the Meteorological Service of Canada (MSC) marked 150 years of providing quality weather forecasting services and information to Canadians. As one of the nation’s oldest government institutions, the MSC has been helping Canadians make informed decisions about their health and safety and our economic prosperity for many years.

Read more about this major meteorological milestone.

Celebrating the Meteorological Service of Canada

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History of Weather Services in Canada

From telegraph to mobile apps, 150 years of Canadian weather service history.

Photo collage of employees who are part of People of Canada’s Weather Service campaign.

People of Canada's Weather Service

Meet the passionate people of Canada’s weather service.

Old surface weather map of the Pacific coast region of Canada.


A timeline of the major milestones of the Meteorological Service of Canada.

Map of Canada with different coloured dots indicating different locations of some of the Meteorological Service of Canada‘s core assets.

Interactive Map

A map of the Meteorological Service of Canada’s core assets.

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Anniversary announcements

Our anniversary celebration announcements can be found on social media using the hashtags #ECCC50 and #MSC150


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