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.

 

 


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Weather in Grande Prairie

Temperature

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)

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Grande Prairie 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.

Grande Prairie Perceived Temperature (F)

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Grande Prairie Perceived Temperature (C)

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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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 24 12 1.8
Feb 24.8 12.8 2.9
Mar 32.6 20.8 10.5
Apr 49 36.9 26.2
May 64.4 50.7 36.9
Jun 71 58.2 44.7
Jul 76 62.6 49.3
Aug 74.3 60 46.1
Sep 67.5 51.7 38.3
Oct 52.4 39.3 28.6
Nov 32.1 21.2 11.5
Dec 17.9 6.8 -2.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan -4.4 -11.1 -16.8
Feb -4 -10.7 -16.2
Mar 0.3 -6.2 -11.9
Apr 9.4 2.7 -3.2
May 18 10.4 2.7
Jun 21.7 14.6 7.1
Jul 24.4 17 9.6
Aug 23.5 15.6 7.8
Sep 19.7 10.9 3.5
Oct 11.3 4.1 -1.9
Nov 0.1 -6 -11.4
Dec -7.8 -14 -19.4

 


 

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.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Grande Prairie (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 13% 13.2 1.2
Feb 7% 12.4 0.6
Mar 10% 11.4 1.5
Apr 11% 8.5 1.1
May 15% 2.3 1.7
Jun 22% 0 2.8
Jul 19% 0 2.7
Aug 16% 0 1.8
Sep 13% 0.6 1.2
Oct 14% 3 1.5
Nov 13% 4.2 1.1
Dec 13% 8.3 1.1

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 33.5 3
Feb 7 31.5 1.5
Mar 10 29 3.8
Apr 11 21.6 2.8
May 15 5.8 4.3
Jun 22 0 7.1
Jul 19 0 6.9
Aug 16 0 4.6
Sep 13 1.5 3
Oct 14 7.6 3.8
Nov 13 10.7 2.8
Dec 13 21.1 2.8

 

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.

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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 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
Jan 66.8%
Feb 67.6%
Mar 63.6%
Apr 53.3%
May 43.7%
Jun 50.5%
Jul 54.4%
Aug 56.5%
Sep 57.3%
Oct 62.8%
Nov 70.5%
Dec 68.9%

 

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

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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 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.

 

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