Weather & Roads

Driving Banff National Park

Weather In Banff National Park

Weather in the Canadian Rockies is unpredictable – at best. It’s possible to have sunshine, snow, wind or rain – all in the same day. Summers are pleasant, with low humidity, warm temperatures averaging a high of 21C (70F) and daylight hours stretching until 11 p.m. in June and July. Autumn brings cool nights, crisp air and warm sunny afternoons. In January, the average day time high is -7C (19F) and by April it is +9C (49F).


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Travel In Banff National Park

Open in all four seasons and one of the best-maintained roads in Canada, Trans-Canada Highway 1 is one of the major transportation routes for coast-to-coast commerce and it’s also the only way to get to Banff National Park. Whether you arrive by car or hop on a shuttle bus, you’ll travel the broad, four-lane highway west from Calgary 120 km (75 mi) to get to the townsite of Banff. It is only 58 km (35 mi) further west to reach Lake Louise. Please see the links below for the most up to date Banff road conditions, Lake Louise road conditions and everywhere in-between.