Best Time To Visit Banff

Best Time To Go To Banff

Since Banff is a part of the Banff National Park, it’s a year round tourist place. Come sun, rain or snow, there’ll always be a sizeable attendance of visitors at Banff.

  • Summer and spring: The spring and summer is popular for hikes and sightseeing the park in its blossoming glory; the winter is a time to use the snow to your advantage and enjoy skiing like never before. This is the high season for tourists to enjoy all the outdoor activities.

Banff’s peak tourist season and best time to visit falls in its driest season- July and August. The crowds are at an all time high and so are the rates. The months that fall between the summer and winter are basically off-season and see fewer crowds, with a drop in the rates. Since the winter hasn’t quite set in, the temperatures are pleasant and cool enough. Winter again experiences an influx of crowds as the winter facilities open up for operations.

Climate in Banff

Know weather for your travel dates:

17-Jan-2018
oF | oC
Today 17 Jan

-2oC

-3oC

Light snow (< 1 cm.) overnight.

Wind:4.66 m/s

Humidity:66%

Precipitation:0.04%

  • Thu 18 Jan
    -1oC | -8oC

    Snow (4–10 cm.) throughout the day.

  • Fri 19 Jan
    -3oC | -10oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sat 20 Jan
    -2oC | -13oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Sun 21 Jan
    -6oC | -11oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Mon 22 Jan
    -3oC | -13oC

    Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

  • Tue 23 Jan
    -3oC | -14oC

    Partly cloudy throughout the day.

Month wise Weather in Banff

Average Temperature in Banff by month

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  • 15o
  • 10o
  • 5o 0o
Jan

Average temperature: -22oC

Minimum temperature: -32oC

Maximum temperature: -13oC

Feb

Average temperature: -14oC

Minimum temperature: -24oC

Maximum temperature: -8oC

Mar

Average temperature: -5oC

Minimum temperature: -11oC

Maximum temperature: 1oC

Apr

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: -5oC

Maximum temperature: 9oC

May

Average temperature: 5oC

Minimum temperature: -1oC

Maximum temperature: 11oC

Jun

Average temperature: 13oC

Minimum temperature: 3oC

Maximum temperature: 22oC

Jul

Average temperature: 17oC

Minimum temperature: 7oC

Maximum temperature: 26oC

Aug

Average temperature: 15oC

Minimum temperature: 6oC

Maximum temperature: 24oC

Sep

Average temperature: 16oC

Minimum temperature: 5oC

Maximum temperature: 27oC

Oct

Average temperature: 3oC

Minimum temperature: -8oC

Maximum temperature: 13oC

Nov

Average temperature: -6oC

Minimum temperature: -15oC

Maximum temperature: 3oC

Dec

Average temperature: -4oC

Minimum temperature: -9oC

Maximum temperature: -1oC

Highest temperature in Banff is recorded as 27oC in September.

Lowest temperature in Banff is recorded as -32oC in January.

Average Rain in Banff by Month (in mm)

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  • 60
  • 40
  • 20 0
Jan

Average Rain: 25.81 mm

Minimum Rain: 4.63 mm

Maximum Rain: 66.57 mm

Feb

Average Rain: 43.36 mm

Minimum Rain: 41.82 mm

Maximum Rain: 44.93 mm

Mar

Average Rain: 1.04 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 3.11 mm

Apr

Average Rain: 19.08 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 47.98 mm

May

Average Rain: 3.62 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 10.85 mm

Jun

Average Rain: 4.63 mm

Minimum Rain: 4.63 mm

Maximum Rain: 4.63 mm

Jul

Average Rain: 17.03 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 40.23 mm

Aug

Average Rain: 5.69 mm

Minimum Rain: 4.63 mm

Maximum Rain: 6.22 mm

Sep

Average Rain: 0.51 mm

Minimum Rain: 0 mm

Maximum Rain: 1.52 mm

Oct

Average Rain: 25.28 mm

Minimum Rain: 3.11 mm

Maximum Rain: 55.72 mm

Nov

Average Rain: 79.49 mm

Minimum Rain: 57.3 mm

Maximum Rain: 120.76 mm

Dec

Average Rain: 6.71 mm

Minimum Rain: 1.52 mm

Maximum Rain: 10.85 mm

Maximum rain recorded in Banff is 120.76 mm in November.

Months with no rains or lowest rains in Banff is September.

Average Humidity in Banff by Month (in %)

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  • 75
  • 50
  • 25 0
Jan

Average Humidity: 80%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 81%

Feb

Average Humidity: 64%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 67%

Mar

Average Humidity: 65%

Minimum Humidity: 60%

Maximum Humidity: 68%

Apr

Average Humidity: 68%

Minimum Humidity: 65%

Maximum Humidity: 72%

May

Average Humidity: 53%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 57%

Jun

Average Humidity: 56%

Minimum Humidity: 49%

Maximum Humidity: 63%

Jul

Average Humidity: 54%

Minimum Humidity: 50%

Maximum Humidity: 58%

Aug

Average Humidity: 62%

Minimum Humidity: 54%

Maximum Humidity: 69%

Sep

Average Humidity: 42%

Minimum Humidity: 39%

Maximum Humidity: 46%

Oct

Average Humidity: 69%

Minimum Humidity: 58%

Maximum Humidity: 79%

Nov

Average Humidity: 79%

Minimum Humidity: 66%

Maximum Humidity: 88%

Dec

Average Humidity: 82%

Minimum Humidity: 77%

Maximum Humidity: 85%

Most humid month in Banff is December.

Least humid month in Banff is September.

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