Banff weather in December (Alberta, Canada)

This month is known as an extremely cold month. The average maximum daytime temperature in Banff in December lies at -5.4°C (22.28°F). Usually it is the coldest month of the year. The average minimum temperature goes down to around -16.4°C (2.48°F) (often the minimum temperature is noted at night).

Snowfall during December is moderate with an average of 53mm (2.1 inches). There are generally around 7 snowy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 45 hours of sunshine during the entire month.


Banff, monthly averages in December

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Min Temperature 2 °F  
Max Temperature 22 °F  
Chance of Rain 26%  
Precipitation 2 in  
Rainy days 8 days  
Humidity 66% *  
Sunshine 45 hrs *  

Where to stay in Banff

Where to go in Canada in December

Find out more about the weather in Canada in December 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 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inches a month).

So what to wear in December? Visitors traveling to Banff should plan on bringing winter clothes, snow boots and a warm winter coat since there will be many periods of snow.

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

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