The best times to visit Waterton Park for ideal weather are

June 25th to September 2nd

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



Other Waterton Park Travel Info

Weather in Waterton Park


Average temperatures in Waterton Park 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 26th 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 Waterton Park, 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 79.6°F (26.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 48.2°F (9°C) at night.

Waterton Park Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Waterton Park 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.

Waterton Park Perceived Temperature (F)


Waterton Park Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Waterton Park 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 35.2 25.7 17.2
Feb 35.5 25 16.4
Mar 42.7 32 23.7
Apr 50.7 38.6 28.7
May 61 48 36.7
Jun 68.8 55.2 42.7
Jul 78.9 62.8 47.2
Aug 78 61.1 45.8
Sep 69.8 54.1 41.5
Oct 55.4 44 34.6
Nov 42 32.5 24.5
Dec 32.7 23.9 15.4

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 1.8 -3.5 -8.2
Feb 1.9 -3.9 -8.7
Mar 5.9 0 -4.6
Apr 10.4 3.7 -1.8
May 16.1 8.9 2.6
Jun 20.4 12.9 5.9
Jul 26.1 17.1 8.4
Aug 25.6 16.2 7.7
Sep 21 12.3 5.3
Oct 13 6.7 1.4
Nov 5.6 0.3 -4.2
Dec 0.4 -4.5 -9.2



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Waterton Park are July, March, 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 mid July. For example, on the week of July 16th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late May with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of May 21st.

When can you find snow in Waterton Park? 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 Waterton Park.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

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

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 13% 0 1.3
Feb 15% 0 1.2
Mar 12% 0 1.4
Apr 14% 0 1.8
May 21% 0 3.3
Jun 19% 0 4
Jul 11% 0 1.7
Aug 14% 0 1.8
Sep 18% 0 2.2
Oct 12% 0 1.6
Nov 17% 0 1.7
Dec 15% 0 1.5

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 13 0 3.3
Feb 15 0 3
Mar 12 0 3.6
Apr 14 0 4.6
May 21 0 8.4
Jun 19 0 10.2
Jul 11 0 4.3
Aug 14 0 4.6
Sep 18 0 5.6
Oct 12 0 4.1
Nov 17 0 4.3
Dec 15 0 3.8


Humidity and Wind

Waterton Park has some comfortably humid months, with slightly drier months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is September (45.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (54.5%).

Wind in Waterton Park is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by November and December. January’s average wind speed of around 15.3 knots (17.6 MPH or 28.3 KPH) is considered “a moderate 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 26.4 knots, which is considered a strong breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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 15.3 Significant breeze 24.9 Very strong breeze
Feb 12.1 Significant breeze 20 Strong breeze
Mar 11.8 Significant breeze 20 Very strong breeze
Apr 10 Gentle breeze 16.9 Significant breeze
May 8.6 Gentle breeze 15.2 Very strong breeze
Jun 8.3 Gentle breeze 14.5 Significant breeze
Jul 6.7 Light breeze 13.1 Very strong breeze
Aug 6.4 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Sep 8.1 Gentle breeze 14.9 Very strong breeze
Oct 10.9 Gentle breeze 18.4 Strong breeze
Nov 13.6 Significant breeze 22.5 Very strong breeze
Dec 13.3 Significant breeze 22.6 Very strong breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 50%
Feb 53.8%
Mar 50.6%
Apr 46.1%
May 46.7%
Jun 49.2%
Jul 46.5%
Aug 45.7%
Sep 45.5%
Oct 47.2%
Nov 48.6%
Dec 54.5%


Is it Safe to Travel to Waterton Park?

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 Waterton Park, 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 Waterton Park 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 Waterton Park 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 34.6°F (1.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 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 moderate precipitation with 4 to 6 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Waterton Park, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 71.8°F (22.1°C) and 36.3°F (2.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 4 to 5 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 Waterton Park to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.2°F (3.4°C) and 30.2°F (-1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 4 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.


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