When to Go
When to Go
An old saying in the Canadian Rockies states: "If you don't like the weather, just wait a minute." The weather in Jasper National Park is unpredictable and ever changing, so you need to prepare for all weather conditions, especially when hiking. The summer months can be hot enough for swimming in Lake Edith one day and icy cold the next. Temperatures in winter are usually well below freezing, but occasionally warm Chinook winds blow in and begin to melt the snow.
July and August are the peak travel months for visitors —and the best time for hiking and viewing wildflowers. If you are traveling then, book accommodations well in advance and expect to pay a bit more.
Temporary road closures may occur due to adverse weather conditions.
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