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1. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

Hi everyone

I'm heading to Banff/Jasper area in a couple of weeks. I've been checking out the weather on Underground recently for these areas, and I can't tell what sorts of clothes I should be packing. The weather seems to be varying a lot this time of year. I was just told over the phone that snow is falling on the mountain tops already up there.

It's still in the 80s here in NYC and most days are hot and sticky, so it's weird to think I might need to pack clothes for cold weather.

Am I going to okay if I just pack layers, or do I actually need cold weather clothes if I'm camping, hiking etc?

Thanks for your help! :)

2. Posted by Falukozi (Budding Member 56 posts) 8y


this time of year weather is very unpredictable in this neck of the woods. If you are going hiking I would suggest bringing lots of layers and definitely some kind of wind break jacket. it isn't that cold right now ( around 10-20C) but at night it can get down to around or just below 0C. That being said there is snow on the mountain tops as of about a week ago so if you get cold easy be safe and pack a warm jacket.

3. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

That's what I needed. Thanks Falukosi! :)

4. Posted by Monalisa (Budding Member 17 posts) 8y


I was there two weeks ago and it was getting cold. Don't forget your "tuque" (hat), your gloves and warm underwear. On top of trails (summits), with the wind blowing, I was wearing five layers: underwear, icebreaker shirt, merino shirt, softshell and waterproof/windshell. And woollen stocking.

But it's worthwhile!

I know that a lot of campings in parks are closed or are closing soon so don't forget to check it out. I know for sure that trails in Yoho Park are closed in the beginning of october. Don't hesitate if you have more questions.

P.S. Hope my choice of word in english is ok.

5. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 8y

That cold - okay i'll pack lotsa layers then! :)

Thanks for your post Mona Lisa. Your English is great!