I was born in England but moved to Canada when I was 19. I have now lived here more than 50% of my life so I feel I can objectively comment on Canadian life. It’s EXTREME. You guys are hard-core. I’ve seen -30C and I remember one summer of “30 over 30”--thirty days over 30C! And sometimes it fluctuates half of this difference within days! Freeze, thaw, freeze, thaw.
Once you’ve decided that the beauty and craftsmanship of a timber frame structure is what you want, you’ll want to research which company is most equipped to handle your job so things fall into place as you planned. Of course you want your structure to be beautiful, well-built and competitive in cost.