The best times to visit Kananaskis for ideal weather are

June 25th to August 19th

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



Other Kananaskis Travel Info

Weather in Kananaskis


Average temperatures in Kananaskis vary drastically. 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 25th 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 Kananaskis, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid July where highs are regularly around 78.4°F (25.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 47.4°F (8.6°C) at night.

Kananaskis Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Kananaskis 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.

Kananaskis Perceived Temperature (F)


Kananaskis Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Kananaskis 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 33.2 22.7 14.1
Feb 35.9 23.2 12.9
Mar 42.7 30 19.9
Apr 49.8 36.6 25.5
May 60.6 46.1 33
Jun 67.9 53.8 40.5
Jul 77.7 61 45.6
Aug 75.9 58.3 43
Sep 68.1 51.4 38.1
Oct 54.1 41.5 31.7
Nov 38.4 28.7 20.5
Dec 28.9 19.2 10.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.7 -5.2 -9.9
Feb 2.2 -4.9 -10.6
Mar 5.9 -1.1 -6.7
Apr 9.9 2.6 -3.6
May 15.9 7.8 0.6
Jun 19.9 12.1 4.7
Jul 25.4 16.1 7.6
Aug 24.4 14.6 6.1
Sep 20.1 10.8 3.4
Oct 12.3 5.3 -0.2
Nov 3.6 -1.8 -6.4
Dec -1.7 -7.1 -12.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Kananaskis are December, February, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd 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 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 11th.

When can you find snow in Kananaskis? 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 Kananaskis.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 8% 0 0.7
Feb 7% 0 0.7
Mar 10% 0 1.1
Apr 16% 0 1.6
May 24% 0 3
Jun 29% 0 4.7
Jul 17% 0 1.8
Aug 18% 0 2.4
Sep 19% 0 3.2
Oct 13% 0 2
Nov 10% 0 0.8
Dec 7% 0 0.7

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 8 0 1.8
Feb 7 0 1.8
Mar 10 0 2.8
Apr 16 0 4.1
May 24 0 7.6
Jun 29 0 11.9
Jul 17 0 4.6
Aug 18 0 6.1
Sep 19 0 8.1
Oct 13 0 5.1
Nov 10 0 2
Dec 7 0 1.8


Humidity and Wind

Kananaskis has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is March (44.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is June (51.9%).

Wind in Kananaskis is usually calm. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 7.7 knots (8.8 MPH or 14.2 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 early January where average top sustained speeds reach 14.3 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 7.7 Gentle breeze 13.4 Significant breeze
Feb 5.9 Light breeze 11.2 Significant breeze
Mar 5.7 Light breeze 10.8 Significant breeze
Apr 4.9 Light breeze 9.8 Gentle breeze
May 4.4 Light breeze 9.3 Significant breeze
Jun 4.4 Light breeze 9.2 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.4 Light breeze 9.4 Significant breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 9 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.8 Light breeze 10.1 Significant breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 10.5 Gentle breeze
Nov 6.7 Light breeze 11.9 Significant breeze
Dec 6.8 Light breeze 12.3 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 46.5%
Feb 47.1%
Mar 44.5%
Apr 46%
May 49.4%
Jun 51.9%
Jul 47.4%
Aug 51.4%
Sep 49.1%
Oct 46.6%
Nov 48.3%
Dec 50.6%


Is it Safe to Travel to Kananaskis?

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 Kananaskis, 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 Kananaskis 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 somewhat 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 Kananaskis Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 64.7°F (18.2°C) and 34.7°F (1.5°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 3 to 7 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 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Kananaskis, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 69.6°F (20.9°C) and 32.4°F (0.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 3 to 6 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 Kananaskis to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.5°F (3.6°C) and 27.7°F (-2.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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