The best times to visit Lake Louise for ideal weather are
November 12th to March 4th
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 Lake Louise
Average temperatures in Lake Louise vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 19th 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 Lake Louise, 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 73.5°F (23.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 42.6°F (5.9°C) at night.
Lake Louise Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Lake Louise 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.
Lake Louise Perceived Temperature (F)
Lake Louise Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Lake Louise 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 Lake Louise are January, February, and then October. 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 mid June with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of June 18th.
When can you find snow in Lake Louise? Weather stations report far greater snow than most tourist destinations snow through most of the year likely to be deepest around March, especially close to mid March. The best time to ski (if at all) in Lake Louise is often around around March 12th 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 Lake Louise.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Lake Louise (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
Lake Louise has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is May (57.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (86.5%).
Wind in Lake Louise is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 10.5 knots (12.1 MPH or 19.5 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 to mid January where average top sustained speeds reach 17.2 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Lake Louise.
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||10.5||Gentle breeze||16.7||Significant breeze|
|Feb||8.7||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Mar||8.8||Gentle breeze||14.9||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.5||Gentle breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|May||6.3||Light breeze||12.8||Significant breeze|
|Jun||6.5||Light breeze||13||Significant breeze|
|Jul||6.2||Light breeze||13.7||Significant breeze|
|Aug||6.1||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Sep||6.8||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Oct||8.4||Gentle breeze||14.7||Significant breeze|
|Nov||9.5||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
|Dec||9.4||Gentle breeze||15.3||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Lake Louise?
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 Lake Louise, 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 Lake Louise 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 Lake Louise Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel very cold. Highs range from 61.2°F (16.2°C) and 27°F (-2.8°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 6 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 cold weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 9 to 11 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Lake Louise, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 64°F (17.8°C) and 20.5°F (-6.4°C), which will feel very chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 2 to 9 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 Lake Louise to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 28.6°F (-1.9°C) and 16.8°F (-8.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 0 to 3 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.