Planning a visit to Canmore, and wondering what the weather might be like when you come? Dressing for the weather in the Canadian Rockies can be challenging. One thing I’m always fond of saying is that its not uncommon for us to see every season in a day! As a long-time local, I’ve experienced almost every type of weather possible here. I’ve been camping during warm nights in January, and have been snowed on in a tent on Canada Day (July 1)!
In this article, let’s break down what Canmore weather is like in each season, and what you should bring to ensure you’re prepared for your outdoor activities. Dressing for the weather is an important part of enjoying your visit and getting the most out of your time in the mountains.
Here in the mountains, Spring may seem like it starts late. Thats because we can often get snowfall well into June! While this might not be your typical spring weather if you’re visiting from another part of the continent, you should certainly come prepared for it. During the Spring months (Mid March – Mid June), you can expect:
Summer is a magical time in Canmore! This is perhaps the busiest season in our mountain town. Hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing and sightseeing are all very popular activities bringing visitors to our area. The summer months (Mid-June to Mid-September) bring warmer weather, bright sun and ample opportunities to get outside. You can expect:
Fall is a lovely time of year in Canmore. It’s short though! Compared to other locations, our autumn is relatively brief (or at least, it can feel that way). Typically, in September, nights will start to get cooler and we can see snowfall dust the mountaintops. It is not uncommon to get a small (or large) snowfall in late September or early October. From here, we either tend to see an Indian Summer (I was wearing shorts into late October this year!), or an early start to winter. You can expect:
If you’re a skier or snowboarder – winter is going to be a favourite season for you in Canmore! We have some of the best conditions in the world for snow activities. Champagne powder and bluebird days abound in the winter, creating the perfect snow globe for family fun outdoors. Temperatures can reach extreme freezing lows – but Chinook Winds can also bring warm weather through that makes you want to throw off your coat. Here’s what you can expect in the Winter:
No matter when you plan to visit our area, the most important thing to pack is a great attitude! Weather is always something to anticipate, but don’t let it spoil your fun if it doesn’t work out the way you expected. Even if your ski trip is missing world-record-breaking snow, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some groomers and a hot chocolate with friends. Likewise in the Summer: camping in Summer snow can be a great story you will always remember!
As always, I’m here if you have any questions about our area or your visit. Cheers and hope to see you on the trails!
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