Best Time to Visit Alberta

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On this page, you will find information about the climate and the best time to visit Alberta. We created climate tables and charts for the locations of Edmonton und Banff. These contain details about temperatures, precipitation and more.

Furthermore, we analyzed all climate data and provide a recommendation about which months are best to visit Alberta for your holiday.

Climate Overview

Thermometer Symbol -16 °C to 23 °C
Rainy Cloud Symbol 0.593.62 in (5 – 14 Days of Rain)
Average Annual Temperature is between 2.3 °C (Banff) and 3.9 °C (Edmonton)
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Best Time to Visit Alberta: Overview

JanuaryJan
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FebruaryFeb
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MarchMar
MaximumMax. 3 °C
AprilApr
MaximumMax. 11 °C
MayMay
TemperaturesTemp. up to 18 °C
JuneJun
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JulyJul
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AugustAug
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SeptemberSep
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OctoberOct
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NovemberNov
MaximumMax. 1 °C
DecemberDec
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Best Time to Visit the Regions

Find the best time to visit the regions (Alberta) in the following overview.

LocationBest Time to Travel
EdmontonJune, July, and August
BanffJanuary, February, July, August, September, October, and December

Climate Charts Alberta

In the following, you will find climate charts for the regions.

Furthermore, there are some charts you can use for quick comparison of climate between the regions.

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Edmonton

Climate Chart Edmonton
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Banff

Climate Chart Banff
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Day Temperatures

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Night Temperatures

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Average Temperatures

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Precipitation

Hours of Sunshine per Day

Source of Data: German Weather Service (Offenbach) and Wikipedia

Climate Tables Alberta

In the following, you will find some climate tables for Alberta, containing information about Temperatures, Precipitation, and Hours of Sunshine.
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Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Edmonton (Alberta)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-7°-4°11°18°21°23°22°17°11°-5°
Night Temperature-16°-13°-7°-0°10°12°11°-8°-14°
Precipitation (inch)0.890.570.651.021.933.433.612.721.720.70.70.82
Rainy days1298811141412107911
Hours of Sunshine3468991096533
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Edmonton is 3.9 °C.

For comparison: London 11 °C, NYC 12 °C, LA 17.9 °C

Warmest month: July (17.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (-11.7 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.78 inch on 125 rainy days

For comparison: London 24.06 in, NYC 41.57 in, LA 12.01 in

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: January, February, March, April, October, November, and December

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 9.9 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 6.3 hours of sunshine per day on average. For comparison: London has 4.1, NYC has 7 and LA has 8.9 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Temperatures, Precipitation, Sunshine in Banff (Alberta)

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Day Temperature-6°-1°14°18°22°21°16°10°-4°
Night Temperature-16°-13°-10°-4°-1°-8°-13°
Precipitation (inch)1.31.180.911.422.012.561.891.891.51.421.381.34
Rainy days6567810887666
Hours of Sunshine234577876431
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Temperatures
The annual average temperature in Banff is 2.3 °C.

Warmest month: July (14.5 °C)
Coldest month: January (-11.2 °C)

Precipitation
Overall annual precipitation: 18.78 inch on 83 rainy days

There is no rainy season (months with more than 6.9 in of precipitation).

Months that have possible snowfall: all except July, and August

Sunshine
As our climate table shows, July is the sunniest month with an average of 8.2 hours of sunshine per day. Over the year, there are 4.8 hours of sunshine per day on average.

Popular Activities

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Banff: 3-Hour Bow Valley Loop Horseback Ride | Banff: Romantic Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Two | Banff: Horseback Ride with Cowboy Cookout BBQ Lunch | Edmonton: Beginner Winter Segway Trek | Banff: Wildlife on the Bow River Big Canoe Tour | Banff: Eat the Castle Food Experience at Banff Springs Hotel | Banff: Private Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride for Four |

Current Weather and Forecast

Current Weather in Banff
clear sky     clear sky, -1.9 °C
Clouds: 0 %       Wind: 7 mph WSW
Air Pressure: 1027 hPa       Humidity: 63 %
Last updated: 3rd Dec 2020, 04:18 am
The next days …
3rd Dec 20204th Dec 20205th Dec 20206th Dec 20207th Dec 20208th Dec 2020
overcast clouds-3 °C to 3 °Cfew clouds-5 °C to 3 °Covercast clouds-6 °C to 2 °Csky is clear-6 °C to 1 °Covercast clouds-7 °C to -2 °Clight snow-5 °C to 2 °C
-3 °C to 3 °C-5 °C to 3 °C-6 °C to 2 °C-6 °C to 1 °C-7 °C to -2 °C-5 °C to 2 °C
Clouds: 91 %Clouds: 21 %Clouds: 100 %Clouds: 3 %Clouds: 99 %Clouds: 100 %
No PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo PrecipitationNo Precipitation0 in of snow
Weather information provided by OpenWeatherMap. (CC BY-SA)
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Canada: Regions

Alberta is part of the holiday destination Canada. We analyzed the climate for additional regions, in order to provide you with information about the best time to visit and the expected holiday weather:

Alberta: Experiences of our Visitors

There are 1 reviews for Alberta holiday already. Average rating is 4 of 5 stars.
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    Linda, 28 years old was there in July

    Almost only sun there were only three of 28 days of rain. A bright blue sky with a lot of sun, there was a pleasant warmth with a cool breeze.

    Weather Rating: 4 stars – Good

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