The old Albertan joke “if you don’t like the weather just wait five minutes” definitely applies throughout most of the year, as blue skies give way to storm clouds in the summer and sub-arctic temperatures are warmed by Chinooks during the winter.
Most of Alberta has a humid-continental climate, with much of the northern part of the province having a sub-arctic climate. Both of these climate types are characterized by huge swings between freezing winters where temperatures can drop below -30°C and hot summers with highs of 30°C.
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement is blanketed by snow in the winter and beautifully warm in the summer, with long, humid nights perfect for barbeques. Though most visitors choose to have their outdoor adventures in summer, spring offers wildlife lovers the chance to see the fish run and the return of birds from their winter migrations. Arrive at the right time during the fall and you’ll see the leaves change; a little later and the ground will be blanketed in leaves. Both are ideal times to see animals preparing for hibernation.