The best times to visit Athabasca for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Athabasca Travel Info

Weather in Athabasca

Temperature

Average temperatures in Athabasca vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 38th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Athabasca, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid August where highs are regularly around 75.8°F (24.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 50.3°F (10.2°C) at night.

Athabasca Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Athabasca Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Athabasca Perceived Temperature (F)

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Athabasca Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Athabasca Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 21.9 13.1 3.6
Feb 24.1 14.4 3.8
Mar 33.7 24.2 12.8
Apr 48.2 38 25.9
May 62.5 50.8 36.5
Jun 69.5 58 45.3
Jul 73.8 62.3 49.6
Aug 73 61 47.8
Sep 65.6 53.7 39.9
Oct 50.4 40.8 30.4
Nov 31.8 23.4 15.1
Dec 16.5 8.2 -0.5

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -5.6 -10.5 -15.8
Feb -4.4 -9.8 -15.7
Mar 0.9 -4.3 -10.7
Apr 9 3.3 -3.4
May 16.9 10.4 2.5
Jun 20.8 14.4 7.4
Jul 23.2 16.8 9.8
Aug 22.8 16.1 8.8
Sep 18.7 12.1 4.4
Oct 10.2 4.9 -0.9
Nov -0.1 -4.8 -9.4
Dec -8.6 -13.2 -18.1

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Athabasca are February, March, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early March. For example, on the week of March 5th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.

When can you find snow in Athabasca? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Athabasca.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Athabasca (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.8
Feb 3% 0 0.4
Mar 5% 0 0.4
Apr 11% 0 1.4
May 10% 0 1.4
Jun 23% 0 2.6
Jul 25% 0 3.5
Aug 15% 0 1.6
Sep 9% 0 0.9
Oct 9% 0 0.7
Nov 9% 0 0.7
Dec 5% 0 0.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 2
Feb 3 0 1
Mar 5 0 1
Apr 11 0 3.6
May 10 0 3.6
Jun 23 0 6.6
Jul 25 0 8.9
Aug 15 0 4.1
Sep 9 0 2.3
Oct 9 0 1.8
Nov 9 0 1.8
Dec 5 0 1.5

 

Humidity and Wind

Athabasca has some very humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is May (39.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (71.1%).

Wind in Athabasca is usually not reported.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Athabasca.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 0 Still 0 Still
Feb 0 Still 0 Still
Mar 0 Still 0 Still
Apr 0 Still 0 Still
May 0 Still 0 Still
Jun 0 Still 0 Still
Jul 0 Still 0 Still
Aug 0 Still 0 Still
Sep 0 Still 0 Still
Oct 0 Still 0 Still
Nov 0 Still 0 Still
Dec 0 Still 0 Still

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 64.3%
Feb 63.4%
Mar 54.6%
Apr 47.4%
May 39.6%
Jun 54.1%
Jul 59%
Aug 59.3%
Sep 55.6%
Oct 56.9%
Nov 68.4%
Dec 71.1%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Athabasca?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Athabasca, AB, Canada is July, followed by June and August. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Athabasca in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 46.8 in December means 46.8% of the tourists vs. July.

 

 

Overall Athabasca Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.4°F (19.1°C) and 21.4°F (-5.9°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 3 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 5 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Athabasca, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 66.6°F (19.2°C) and 24.3°F (-4.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: approximately 3 days per month. Tourism is fairly slow during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be lower priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is far too cold this time of year in Athabasca to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 27.2°F (-2.7°C) and 13.1°F (-10.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 2 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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