Canadians are gearing up for the holidays, and that means that they are going to be having a lot of different items and packages delivered. While most of Canada's delivery services do their best to get things where they need to be on time, it's not a perfect system, especially this close to Christmas.\nAccording to a report from Lateshipment.com, 2019 — just like every year — is likely to see some delivery delays. That goes for both Canada Post and FedEx.\nThere were definitely bigger issues during the holiday in 2018 due to the rotating CUPW strike that went from October 22 to November 27. However, 2019's holiday season could see its own share of delays due to some of the bad winter weather that's expected in December.\nTwo of the cities that could be facing the biggest delays are Toronto and Montreal, according to the report. Other largely populated areas could also be affected by delays.\nWhile the average delay rate across provinces could be 12.5%, major cities could see their delay rates reaching 20%.\nEven though Canada's delivery services shared their own holiday delivery schedules, it might be good to consider sending any packages a bit earlier just to be safe.\nView this post on Instagram Wasa, British Columbia is a picturesque settlement on the east bank of the Kootenay River. This region is home to Wasa Lake Provincial Park, boasting the warmest swimming lake in the #Kootenays… although it might be hard to visualize that at this time of year! Thanks to @j_kerzz for the great photo! #TravelTuesday // La très pittoresque localité de Wasa, en Colombie-Britannique, est située sur la rive est de la rivière Kootenay. Cette région abrite le parc provincial du lac Wasa, qui attire les baigneurs puisqu’il est le plus chaud des #Kootenays. Difficile à imaginer en cette période de l’année! Merci à @j_kerzz pour la belle photo! #MardiVoyage A post shared by Canada Post / Postes Canada (@canadapostagram) on Jan 9, 2018 at 11:35am PST\nIf you think that you can just rely on overnight or 2-day shipping options, you might want to rethink your strategy.\nAccording to Lateshipment.com, these options are "expected to perform worse than their inexpensive counterparts, despite the higher cost."\nView this post on Instagram The magic of December is finally here! ❄️📦 #December1st 📸@natesilver #quebec #canada #skyscraper #snow #urbanphotography #instatravel #fridayfeeling A post shared by FedEx (@fedex) on Dec 1, 2017 at 11:05am PST\nWhile you might also be thinking that something like FedEx is going to easily outperform Canada Post, Lateshipment.com also says that this isn't true.\nWithout any striking workers to slow things down, the Crown corporation is expected to perform on par with FedEx.\nIf you haven't sent your Christmas packages yet, you may want to get on top of it. You can never account for everything, after all!\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.