The best times to visit Candle Lake for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 2nd

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

 

 


Other Candle Lake Travel Info

Weather in Candle Lake

Temperature

Average temperatures in Candle Lake vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 37th 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 Candle Lake, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 76.6°F (24.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.1°F (12.8°C) at night.

Candle Lake Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Candle Lake 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.

Candle Lake Perceived Temperature (F)

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Candle Lake Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Candle Lake 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 16 5 -3.9
Feb 18 5 -4.6
Mar 33 19.3 8.2
Apr 47.3 35 24.3
May 62.3 48.9 36.6
Jun 70.4 58.5 47.9
Jul 75.8 63.9 53.7
Aug 73.7 61.7 51.4
Sep 65.8 52.6 42.9
Oct 49.7 39.3 32
Nov 28.5 20.6 14.4
Dec 12.5 4.3 -2.8

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -8.9 -15 -19.9
Feb -7.8 -15 -20.3
Mar 0.6 -7.1 -13.2
Apr 8.5 1.7 -4.3
May 16.8 9.4 2.6
Jun 21.3 14.7 8.8
Jul 24.3 17.7 12.1
Aug 23.2 16.5 10.8
Sep 18.8 11.4 6.1
Oct 9.8 4.1 0
Nov -1.9 -6.3 -9.8
Dec -10.8 -15.4 -19.3

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Candle Lake are February, January, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late February and early March. For example, on the week of February 26th 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 Candle Lake? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to early March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Candle Lake is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Candle Lake.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Candle Lake (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 7% 13 0.7
Feb 4% 16.1 0.7
Mar 8% 15.6 0.8
Apr 13% 5.7 1.4
May 11% 0.9 1.5
Jun 23% 2.3 4
Jul 22% 4.6 3.3
Aug 18% 5 2.4
Sep 12% 1.6 1.5
Oct 13% 1.8 1.8
Nov 9% 5.3 1.3
Dec 12% 8.9 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 7 33 1.8
Feb 4 40.9 1.8
Mar 8 39.6 2
Apr 13 14.5 3.6
May 11 2.3 3.8
Jun 23 5.8 10.2
Jul 22 11.7 8.4
Aug 18 12.7 6.1
Sep 12 4.1 3.8
Oct 13 4.6 4.6
Nov 9 13.5 3.3
Dec 12 22.6 7.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Candle Lake has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.5%).

Wind in Candle Lake is usually calm. The windiest month is April, followed by October and November. April’s average wind speed of around 4.9 knots (5.7 MPH or 9.1 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.7 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 4.3 Light breeze 8.1 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.1 Light breeze 7.4 Gentle breeze
Mar 4.7 Light breeze 8.5 Gentle breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.6 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Jun 4.1 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.6 Gentle breeze
Aug 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.3 Light breeze 7.7 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.9 Light breeze 8.4 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.8 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 67.1%
Feb 60.4%
Mar 51.8%
Apr 46.2%
May 41.2%
Jun 53.6%
Jul 58.6%
Aug 59.6%
Sep 58.9%
Oct 63.9%
Nov 70%
Dec 70.5%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Candle Lake?

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 Candle Lake, SK, Canada is August, followed by July and April. 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 Candle Lake 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 50.1 in December means 50.1% of the tourists vs. August.

 

 

Overall Candle Lake Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.2°F (19.6°C) and 21.6°F (-5.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 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 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Candle Lake, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 67.4°F (19.7°C) and 20.9°F (-6.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 3 to 4 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 Candle Lake to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 21.6°F (-5.8°C) and 10.9°F (-11.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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