06/12/2015 04:42 EDT | Updated 06/12/2016 05:59 EDT

Canada Post issues new stamps showcasing diverse weather events

TORONTO - Canada Post has introduced five new stamps which showcase an issue dear to every Canadian's heart — the weather.

The stamps have been issued to coincide with the 175th anniversary of continuous weather observing in Canada, which was started in 1840 by the soldiers of Britain's Royal Artillery.

The stamps feature photographs of a wide range of weather experienced across the country, from hoar frost covering a tree on a snowy Alberta plain to a dazzling double rainbow over a river in Quebec.

The stamps are available in booklets of ten.

They will be issued next week.