Canadian Rockies Weather:
Annual Temperature, Snow & Precipitation Averages





The tables here list the average yearly temperatures, snowfall and precipitation at towns, lakes and other places in Canada's Rocky Mountain parks.

The weather information covers five national parks, from Waterton Lakes in the south to Jasper in the north.

There are also climate data for adjacent provincial parks in the Rockies of Alberta's Kananaskis Country and in British Columbia.

Place name links take you to more detailed temperature or snow information for that location.

Temperature

Average annual temperatures
High °F Low °F Park Place High °C Low °C
48 27 Banff Banff Townsite, AB 9 -3
45 20 Banff Lake Louise, AB 7 -7
49 28 Jasper Jasper Townsite, AB 10 -2
50 28 Jasper Park East Gate, Highway 16, AB 10 -2
44 19 Jasper Sunwapta Falls, Icefields Parkway, AB 7 -7
50 27 Evan-Thomas Barrier Lake, AB 10 -3
47 21 Peter Lougheed Lower Kananaskis Lake, AB 8 -6
49 24 Kootenay Kootenay Crossing, BC 9 -4
52 33 Kootenay Park West Gate, Highway 93, BC 11 1
48 29 Mount Robson Park West Gate, Highway 16, BC 9 -2
52 31 Waterton Lakes Park Gate, Highway 5, AB 11 -1
51 32 Waterton Lakes Waterton Village, AB 11 0
47 27 Yoho Field, BC 8 -3
41 23 Yoho Wapta Lake, Highway 1, BC 5 -5

Precipitation

These precipitation statistics are averages for rainfall plus snowfall. The calculation of days includes those when precipitation totalled at least 0.2 millimetres (0.008 inches).

Total precipitation in a year
Days Park Place Inches Milli­metres
141 Banff Banff Townsite, AB 18.5 470
144 Banff Lake Louise, AB 21.4 544
130 Jasper Jasper Townsite, AB 15.5 393
114 Jasper Park East Gate, Highway 16, AB 23.6 599
129 Jasper Sunwapta Falls, Icefields Parkway, AB 18.8 477
121 Evan-Thomas Barrier Lake, AB 25.2 639
137 Peter Lougheed Lower Kananaskis Lake, AB 22.4 568
140 Kootenay Kootenay Crossing, BC 20.5 521
134 Kootenay Park West Gate, Highway 93, BC 17.4 441
157 Mount Robson Park West Gate, Highway 16, BC 23.3 592
141 Waterton Lakes Park Gate, Highway 5, AB 23.5 596
162 Waterton Lakes Waterton Village, AB 43.2 1096
161 Yoho Field, BC 25.3 643
181 Yoho Wapta Lake, Highway 1, BC 35.0 889

Snowfall

Yearly snowfall averages
Days Park Place Inches Centi­metres
64 Banff Banff Townsite, AB 75.2 191.0
68 Banff Lake Louise, AB 109.9 279.1
50 Jasper Jasper Townsite, AB 47.3 120.0
33 Jasper Park East Gate, Highway 16, AB 59.4 151.0
56 Jasper Sunwapta Falls, Icefields Parkway, AB 78.0 198.2
54 Evan-Thomas Barrier Lake, AB 101.0 256.5
63 Peter Lougheed Lower Kananaskis Lake, AB 100.5 255.2
51 Kootenay Kootenay Crossing, BC 62.7 159.4
36 Kootenay Park West Gate, Highway 93, BC 39.0 99.2
58 Mount Robson Park West Gate, Highway 16, BC 86.0 218.4
66 Waterton Lakes Park Gate, Highway 5, AB 93.6 237.7
67 Waterton Lakes Waterton Village, AB 189.5 481.2
65 Yoho Field, BC 93.0 236.2
94 Yoho Wapta Lake, Highway 1, BC 182.2 462.7
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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