Canada is often associated with cold weather and snow, but in reality, its climate is as diverse as its landscape. Summers can be hot and dry on the prairies, humid in central Canada, and milder on the coasts. Spring is generally pleasant across the country. Autumns are often crisp and cool, but brightened by rich orange and red leaves on trees. Winters are generally cold with periods of snow; winters are mild and wet on the west coast, in cities such as Vancouver and Victoria.