The best times to visit Drumheller for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

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



Other Drumheller Travel Info

Weather in Drumheller


Average temperatures in Drumheller 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 somewhat temperate — in the 40th 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 Drumheller, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid July where highs are regularly around 81.3°F (27.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 52.5°F (11.4°C) at night.

Drumheller Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Drumheller Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Drumheller Perceived Temperature (F)


Drumheller Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Drumheller 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 26.5 13.3 2.6
Feb 29 15.2 3.7
Mar 40.8 27.8 15.9
Apr 54.5 40.4 26.4
May 67 52.7 37.9
Jun 73.7 60 46.7
Jul 80.6 65.9 51.6
Aug 79.8 63.8 49.5
Sep 72.8 55.5 40.1
Oct 58.1 42 29.2
Nov 37.8 24.3 13.9
Dec 21.8 10.4 0.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -3.1 -10.4 -16.3
Feb -1.7 -9.3 -15.7
Mar 4.9 -2.3 -8.9
Apr 12.5 4.7 -3.1
May 19.4 11.5 3.3
Jun 23.2 15.6 8.2
Jul 27 18.8 10.9
Aug 26.6 17.7 9.7
Sep 22.7 13.1 4.5
Oct 14.5 5.6 -1.6
Nov 3.2 -4.3 -10.1
Dec -5.7 -12 -17.3



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Drumheller are February, March, and then November. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid June with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Drumheller? 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 Drumheller.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 0% 0 0
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 7% 0 1.1
May 15% 0 1.8
Jun 27% 0 3.7
Jul 20% 0 2.5
Aug 14% 0 2
Sep 11% 0 1.3
Oct 5% 0 0.6
Nov 0% 0 0
Dec 1% 0 0.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 0 0 0
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 7 0 2.8
May 15 0 4.6
Jun 27 0 9.4
Jul 20 0 6.4
Aug 14 0 5.1
Sep 11 0 3.3
Oct 5 0 1.5
Nov 0 0 0
Dec 1 0 0.3


Humidity and Wind

Drumheller has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (41.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (70.6%).

Wind in Drumheller is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 6.3 knots (7.2 MPH or 11.6 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 12.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 4.2 Light breeze 8 Gentle breeze
Feb 4.3 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Mar 5.3 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Apr 6.3 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 11.2 Gentle breeze
Jun 5.6 Light breeze 10.8 Gentle breeze
Jul 5.2 Light breeze 10 Gentle breeze
Aug 4.7 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.9 Light breeze 9.6 Gentle breeze
Oct 4.8 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Nov 4.4 Light breeze 8.3 Gentle breeze
Dec 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.8 Gentle breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 66.8%
Feb 65.1%
Mar 56.7%
Apr 45.5%
May 41.4%
Jun 51.6%
Jul 52%
Aug 52.1%
Sep 48.3%
Oct 53.6%
Nov 65.3%
Dec 70.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Drumheller?

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 Drumheller, 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 Drumheller 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

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 Drumheller Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 70.6°F (21.4°C) and 28.2°F (-2.1°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 0 to 5 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 4 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Drumheller, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 73.7°F (23.2°C) and 28°F (-2.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 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 Drumheller to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.2°F (0.7°C) and 19.9°F (-6.7°C). On average, it rains or snows a insignificant amount: consistently 0 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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