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what to pack for Banff and Jasper in late June/early July

Old May 17th, 2009, 12:49 PM
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what to pack for Banff and Jasper in late June/early July

Should I bring shorts and tees/ long pants and sweaters? Both? Please advise.
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Old May 17th, 2009, 01:26 PM
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Both - layering is best at that time of year. Especially this year - you never know what the weather will be like so - sweater with a light jacket along with a pair of shorts and long pants. You can't go wrong.
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Just as an example of what I mean about this year - its 22 degrees right now (about 72F) and in the night and tomorrow am it is supposed to snow!!!!
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You will be in the mountains. The weather can change in 1/2 an hour. Shorts will probably be o.k. during the day, but you may need a sweater at night.
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Yes, layer. And depending on where you're from and what you're used to, might want to take a "heavy" sweater just in case. I like the pants that zip-off at the knee for instant shorts.
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Last year at the end of June it was 33C (91F) in Jasper on June 30th - so definitely shorts and sandals and T-shirt weather, plus the days are extra long that time of the year (~16 hours of sunshine), so the heat lingers longer.

That being said, in other years it has been chilly and rainy - so be prepared for anything! As others have mentioned, layers work best - but summer layers rather than cold weather layers. Sorry can't be more specific.
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