Alberta is Canada's Sunniest Province!
We're the sunniest province in Canada - bring your sunglasses and sunscreen!
Average weather per month:
March: (-9ºC to -2ºC) Bring winter apparel with some medium weight wear. Best spring skiing. Winterized cars with snow tires recommended.
April: (2ºC to 5ºC) Milder - Cool evenings. Bring medium weight apparel and topcoat. Snow disappears except in higher mountain areas. Ideal spring skiing.
May: (8ºC to 11ºC) Warm days/cool evenings. Bring medium weight apparel at the beginning of the month and summer apparel towards the end of the month. Outdoor spring and summer activities begin.
June/July/August: (12ºC to 30ºC) Warm/hot. Bring summer clothing and medium apparel for evenings, especially mountain regions. Ideal for travel and summer activities.
September: (9ºC to 13ºC) Warm days/cool evenings. Bring light to medium weight clothing, sweaters for evenings. Travel is ideal and a great time for photography as the foliage changes to Autumn colours toward the end of the month.
October: (3ºC to 8ºC) Cool. Bring medium to heavy weight apparel. Vehicles should be winterized and snow tires are required for mountain roads and recommended for travel throughout the province.
November: (-8º to -1ºC) Cool and frosty. Snow begins to accumulate, ski hills open and winter activities begin.
December to February: (-30ºC to -6ºC) Winter temperatures. Expect snowfall throughout the province. Excellent time to enjoy many winter sports - superb skiing. Can be very sunny - overcoat, hat, boots, gloves, sunscreen strongly recommended. Winterized cars with snow tires are required.