weather-clothing? august

Old Jul 15th, 2002, 12:31 PM
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weather-clothing? august

We are travelling Vancouver-Jasper-Banff in mid August. Can you advise as to weather and what type of outer wear we will need? Thanks.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 01:11 PM
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Take shorts & sandals along with a warm jacket and pants. It can be chilly in the morning, warm in the afternoon. Pants that have legs that zip off to shorts are good. Thunderstorms pop up so a hat or umbrella is good to take. Contact the Alberta Convention & Tourism Dept. in Edmonton for great free information
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 01:28 PM
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From mid-July to mid-August is Vancouver's warmest and sunniest time. The chance of rain is less than 5% and the temperatures are consistantly in the mid20 up to 30 Celsius range.

The same is generally true of the Rockies except as the above poster noted the chance of sudden showers out of a single small black cloud in an otherwise bright blue sky is amazing. Also the nights tend to drop into the single digits, (celsius again), so especially in the early morning hours it can be chilly.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 05:41 PM
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I'm interested in the weather and what to wear too! How cold does it get at night?? Grandma will have the kids in parkas if I listen to her (!), but I was thinking jeans, t-shirt and sweatshirt would be warm enough in the evenings. I'm mainly thinking of on English Bay watching the fireworks.

We leave in 2 weeks so I'm alternating between excitement and panic at all I have to organise! I can't thank everyone enough for all their help.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 06:18 PM
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Your kids won't need parkas. Although it's usually cooler by the water, it's not winter. Sweaters will do. Or cover yourself up with a blanket during the fireworks... that's always cozy as well.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 09:41 PM
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A parka! Good Grief! Even in Winter in Vancouver we don't generally need Parkas!! However I would reccomend a blanket to sit on and while it very rarely rains at that time of year you should check the forecast and dress accordingly.
Old Jul 15th, 2002, 10:36 PM
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Once inside the igloo at night the temperature rises to a comfortable level due to body heat from all the seal blubber you have eaten at the fashionable Robson Street resaurant.
Sitting out on the iceberg chatting with Nanook of the North while watching the fireworks the bum could become a little cold though, so definately bring the parkas.

ps. Having skiis or a tobaggan on the roof rack while driving around in August will help you to 'fit in'.

Ouch, my cheek hurts.
Old Jul 16th, 2002, 04:20 AM
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Guys.....come on!
I was just kidding about the parka!
Old Jul 16th, 2002, 01:36 PM
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The weather is so unpredictable in Vancouver - but is generally warm even if it rains. I would bring lots of shorts and t-shirts, pants and sweatshirt just in case, rain-jacket (nylon shell) for Vancouver. It could get cooler in Jasper though. Bring layers - you might have a cool morning, then it'll be in the high 20's in the afternoon (higher up).
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