Jasper Weather Guide

Jasper experiences an array of unpredictable weather throughout the year, so being well prepared is key for an enjoyable holiday here. Bringing many layers to keep warm will ensure your holiday isn't hampered by the chill of the Canadian Rockies mountain air. At such altitudes, the sun's UV power is strong; so it's recommended to bring protection such as sunglasses, suncream and a hat all year round.

Season and Clothing

Summer: July to September

Overall, the summer season in Jasper is pleasant and sees temperatures reach highs of 22 degrees Celsius. The weather can change within moments, so packing for all seasons is a must. Towards the end of the summer season, lows of 2 degrees Celsius are not uncommon.

Average temperatures: 2 - 22 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Clothing for all seasons from jeans to shorts, singlets, jumpers and walking boots.
Don't forget: Sunscreen and a waterproof jacket.

Autumn: October to December

The fall season brings cooler temperatures that consistently drop from 10 degrees Celsius to an eventual low of -13 degrees Celsius by mid-December. Expect to see an increasingly thick layer of snow covering the peaks and leaves deserting trees as the morning air becomes crisper.

Average temperatures: -13 -10 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Warm layers and walking boots.
Don't forget: Sunscreen and a waterproof jacket.

Winter: January to March

Winters in Jasper are predominately dry and cold. Overall, the temperature is slightly warmer than neighbouring regions thanks to the Chinook winds. The surrounding ski slopes receive a generous serving of snow in the middle of the winter season that's ideal for a range of winter sports including skiing, boarding, snowshoe and sledding.

Average temperatures: -14 - 4 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Warm clothing, thermals, a heavy jacket, hat and gloves.
Don't forget: Waterproof footwear.

Spring: April to June

Spring in the Canadian Rockies is an in-between season where summery temperatures of up to 19 degrees Celsius can occur alongside the lingering, yet rapidly reclining snowline. Head to Jasper in late June to see the snow melt, and the green landscape emerge along with a variety of wildlife and blooms. Make sure you bring your hiking boots to see the sights without the icy coating!

Average temperatures: -3 - 19 degrees Celsius.
Appropriate clothing: Lightweight clothing for layering, walking boots and sunscreen.
Don't forget: A warm coat in case the temperatures drop suddenly.