Calgary, a cosmopolitan Alberta city with numerous skyscrapers, owes its rapid growth to its status as the centre of Canada’s oil industry. However, it’s still steeped in the western culture that earned it the nickname “Cowtown,” evident in the Calgary Stampede, its massive July rodeo and festival that grew out of the farming exhibitions once presented here.
Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Calgary Canada
In Calgary, the summers are comfortable; the winters are long, freezing, and snowy; and it is partly cloudy year round. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from -11 °C to 24 °C and is rarely below -25 °C or above 30 °C.
The snowy period of the year lasts for 7.0 months, from October 13 to May 15, with a sliding 31-day snowfall of at least 1.0 inches. The months with the most snow in Calgary are November and March, with an average snowfall of 2.4 inches. The snowless period of the year lasts for 5.0 months, from May 15 to October 13.