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Best time to visit Edmonton, AB, Canada

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The best time to visit Edmonton is September-November

Want to know when to travel to Edmonton? Based on criteria such as the weather, cost of flights and hotels, and peak travel periods, September-November is the best time to go to Edmonton. Don’t just take our word for it though… We’ve put together loads of information below to help you decide, such as a monthly breakdown of the weather, what to pack, when to fly, and much more.

The very hottest temperatures in Edmonton get to around 26℃ (79℉) in the height of summer. The weather in the winter, especially around February, can reach a minimum of -26℃ (-15℉).

If you’re a sun-chaser and want to visit Edmonton when the days are longest, you should visit in July. The wet season in Edmonton usually falls during the months surrounding June each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to find out more detailed information about the seasons and climate in Edmonton, as well as our favourite tools to help you find the best options for transport, accommodation, and much more.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

February

Most daylight

July

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Edmonton seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Edmonton as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Edmonton is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Edmonton

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Edmonton for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Edmonton climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Edmonton for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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FEB
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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Edmonton in January

  • Average temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (8℉)
  • Average humidity: 90%
  • Average sunny days: 20 days
  • Average rainfall: 10mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
20 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in February

  • Average temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (20℉)
  • Average low temperature: -15℃ (5℉)
  • Average humidity: 91%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 8mm (0") over 2 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
2 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in March

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 13mm (1") over 5 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
5 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in April

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 24mm (1") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 60%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 43mm (2") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Edmonton in June

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 69%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 56mm (2") over 18 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Edmonton in July

  • Average temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 70%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 16 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in July, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Edmonton in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (62℉)
  • Average high temperature: 23℃ (73℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 65%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 32mm (1") over 13 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in August, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Edmonton in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 66%
  • Average sunny days: 18 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
18 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Edmonton in October

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 5 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in November

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -1℃ (30℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 14mm (1") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 10 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Edmonton in December

  • Average temperature: -10℃ (14℉)
  • Average high temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average low temperature: -14℃ (8℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 21 days
  • Average rainfall: 9mm (0") over 3 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
21 days
of pure sunshine
3 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Edmonton in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Edmonton is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 23℃ (73℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Edmonton is generally around February. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in February first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Edmonton is generally around June, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of June too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Edmonton, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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