The best times to visit Grande Prairie for ideal weather are
June 18th to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Grande Prairie Travel Guide
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Weather in Grande Prairie
Average temperatures in Grande Prairie 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 31st 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 Grande Prairie, 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 77.4°F (25.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 49.7°F (9.8°C) at night.
Grande Prairie Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Grande Prairie Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Grande Prairie Perceived Temperature (F)
Grande Prairie Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Grande Prairie 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Grande Prairie are February, March, and then April. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid February. For example, on the week of February 12th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid July with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of July 16th.
When can you find snow in Grande Prairie? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to late March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Grande Prairie is often around around January 15th 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 Grande Prairie.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Grande Prairie (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Grande Prairie has some very humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (43.7% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (70.5%).
Wind in Grande Prairie is usually calm. The windiest month is May, followed by April and June. May’s average wind speed of around 8.3 knots (9.5 MPH or 15.3 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid May where average top sustained speeds reach 18.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Grande Prairie.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.3||Light breeze||14.6||Significant breeze|
|Feb||5.4||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
|Mar||6.2||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Apr||8.1||Gentle breeze||16.3||Significant breeze|
|May||8.3||Gentle breeze||17.4||Significant breeze|
|Jun||7.6||Gentle breeze||16.2||Significant breeze|
|Jul||7.3||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.7||Light breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Sep||7||Gentle breeze||15.4||Significant breeze|
|Oct||7||Gentle breeze||15.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||6.1||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Dec||5.1||Light breeze||12.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Grande Prairie?
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 Grande Prairie, 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 Grande Prairie 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
Overall Grande Prairie Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.9°F (21.1°C) and 23.3°F (-4.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 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 5 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Grande Prairie, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 70.2°F (21.2°C) and 24.2°F (-4.3°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 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 Grande Prairie to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.4°F (-2°C) and 13.9°F (-10.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.