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  • Writer's pictureAdriana Storms

Weather Info For Canmore Travellers

No matter what time of year you plan to visit Canmore, it's going to be amazing! Canmore is nestled in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and promises an unforgettable adventure amidst breathtaking scenery. However, to make the most of your trip you need to be aware of Canmore's diverse weather patterns. Since our family relocated here in 2017, the ONLY month we haven't seen snow is July! True story.

Here's a practical guide tailored to help ensure that you're well-prepared for whatever nature throws your way.

Partically frozen river with snow covered mountains in the background
Bow River


Winter is breathtakingly beautiful and can be bone chillingly cold! Typical information you will find online will tell you that daytime temperatures range from -5°C to -15°C (23°F to 5°F), but you NEED to know that we can hit -40°C for a week or two each winter. It's usually very livable but sudden snowstorms and temperature dips happen. Pack layers, waterproof gear, and sturdy boots for outdoor excursions. Stay updated on weather forecasts to navigate safely and maximize your winter adventures.

River with chunks of ice floating on it and snowy mountains beside it
Melting Bow River


Spring in Canmore brings a burst of life when bears (and people!) come out of hibernation. Expect daytime temperatures between 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F) alongside occasional rain showers and, as mentioned, snow! It's a great time for spring skiing at our nearby hills and for hiking on our many scenic trails. Keep rain gear handy and dress in versatile layers for the changing conditions you will experience. Oh, and pack the camera. Spring is a true beauty!

Three men fly fishing on a river with trees and mountains all around
Fly Fishing on the Bow River


Summer transforms Canmore into an outdoor enthusiast's paradise with warm, sunny days and clear skies. Daytime temperatures range from 15°C to 25°C (59°F to 77°F), perfect for exploring hiking trails, kayaking on pristine lakes, and soaking in the views. The weather can go above 30°C here and there, but it is not the norm. The weather is generally pleasant, but be prepared for sudden thunderstorms and cooler evenings. Pack sunscreen, hydration essentials, and lightweight clothing to make the most of your summer adventures.

Body of water with three sisters mountains in the backround and reflecting on the water


As summer transitions to fall, Canmore comes alive again with a tapestry of vibrant colors and crisp mountain air. Daytime temperatures range from 5°C to 15°C (41°F to 59°F), offering ideal conditions for hiking among the beautiful colors and capturing stunning photographs. Dress in layers to stay comfortable as temperatures fluctuate.

Mountain lake with trees and mountains reflecting in the water
Quarry Lake

In summary, Canmore's weather can be a little unpredictable and can vary from day to day (and several times within the same day!). Basically - bring all types of gear for all different seasons - no matter what your season of travel is - and you'll be prepared. And, most importantly, NEVER forget your camera!

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