Banff weather in August (Alberta, Canada)

What can you expect from the weather in Banff during August? Wondering if it's an optimal time for a visit? This page provides detailed information on the weather conditions for that month.

In August, Banff generally has moderate temperatures and moderate rainfall. August is a summer month. Throughout the daytime, temperatures often hover around 18°C. However, as the sun sets and evening approaches, there's a noticeable cool-down, with temperatures gently dropping to a more temperate 4°C.

Banff in August usually receives moderate rainfall, averaging around 80 mm for the month. Based on our climate data of the past 30 years, about 12 days of rain are anticipated.

The city usually sees around 215 hours of sunlight, indicating many sunny days.

If you're a fan of comfortable temperatures and drier conditions, August is a great time to visit. July and August generally stand out with the best circumstances. While January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December tend to showcase less optimal conditions.

For an in-depth look at the yearly conditions, visit our specialized Banff climate page with graphs.

 

Banff, monthly averages in August

Min Temperature 4°C  
Max Temperature 18°C  
Chance of Rain 38%  
Precipitation 80 mm  
Rainy days 12 days  
Humidity 40%  
Sunshine 215 hours  
Percentage Sunshine  

Where to go in Canada in August

Find out more about the weather in Canada in August and which places have the best weather conditions in this month.

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Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20°C and 29°C and not too much precipitation (less than 90 mm a month).

So, what should you wear in Banff in August?

For visitors traveling to Banff, we recommend wearing layers. So maybe a skirt, t-shirt, shorts for during the day and jeans and a warm jacket for some days and evenings. Bring a rain jacket in case it rains during your stay. Plan on layering your clothes.

What To Do

We rated the following activities from 1 (least suitable) to 10 (best) to do in August.

Cycling
6/10
Walking
6/10
Camping
4/10
Outdoor sports
9/10

Interested in more climate information?

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