Banff weather in January (Alberta, Canada)

The average maximum daytime temperature in Banff in January lies at -3.0°C (26.6°F). The average minimum temperature is -13.7°C (7.34°F) (usually the minimum temperature is noted at night).

January is a dry month with an average of 24mm (0.9 inches) of rain. There are generally around 10 snowy days. You will hardly see any sun, with only 57 hours of sunshine during the entire month.

So what to wear in January? Visitors traveling to Banff should definitely plan on bringing a warm sweater and winter jacket since there will be periods of snow.

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For other monthly average weather and what to do in January look at the numbers below.


Monthly Averages in January

Show in Fahrenheit

Min Temperature -13 °C
Max Temperature -3 °C
Chance of Rain 33%
Precipitation 24mm
Rainy Days 10
Sunshine Hours 57

Where to stay in Banff

Where to go in Canada in January

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

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
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 / 3.5inch a month).

What To Do

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

Outdoor sports

Weather Forecasts for Banff (Alberta)

Tue   Feb 07
3°C | -1°C
SW 7 km/h
1.6 mm
overcast and slight snow

overcast and slight snow

Wed   Feb 08
1°C | -7°C
W 14 km/h
1.3 mm
almost clear and no rain

almost clear and no rain

Thu   Feb 09
2°C | -9°C
W 7 km/h
0.4 mm
broken clouds and no rain

broken clouds and no rain

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