- By kevin
- On Apr 19, 2018
- North America
- Travel Tips
Considering factors like resort variety, scenic beauty, annual snowfall and overall atmosphere, U.S. News ranked the world's best places to ski. Wondering where to go? Best times to visit Banff. Take a peek at the destinations listed below, and don't forget to vote for your favorites. Nowdays, you can book your Vancouver to Banff bus trip on the Globerouter.com website with discount price.
Best Times to Visit Banff
The best times to visit Banff are June to August and December to March. Nature lovers will want to get to the park when the weather is warm and welcoming (and while the hotel rates in town are at a reasonable level). The skiers, however, will want to vacation in the height of winter. Depending on what you want to do, Banff can be seen as an almost year-round destination (although fall can be a bit of a gamble).
Best Months to Visit
Although snow falls every month, December to March is the peak period for skiing. Day temperatures will rarely surpass 32 degrees Fahrenheit until mid-March and will dive toward zero at night. Note that temperatures change quickly and vary radically on different mountains. You'll want to secure a hotel early to visit at this time, and avoid the holidays if you're on a budget. If you're hoping to see top sites, such as Moraine Lake and the Columbia Icefield, this is not the time to come as roads leading to these attractions are closed due to avalanche risk.
During these shoulder months, Banff will experience everything from blizzards to warm weather. Although springtime highs can reach the mid-50s, traveling to Banff in April or May is asking for a surprise. However, if you've come to Banff to spot wildlife, especially bears, late spring and summer is your best bet (you'll have the most luck in the early morning or later evening). The Columbia Icefield starts welcoming visitors in mid-April. The road to Moraine Lake usually opens in mid- to late May. Meanwhile, ski season begins to wind down in late May.