Averages for Banff in October
October in Banff can provide a variety of weather conditions; it can be fairly unpredictable (with everything from pleasant conditions to blizzards) because it is a transitional month, so be sure you pack accordingly.
Temperatures can range from an average high of 10°C (50°F) to an average low of -1°C (30°F). The highest recorded temperature for October in Banff is 26°C 79°F and the lowest recorded temperature is -7°C (-21°F).
If you are in Banff in October, you can expect, on average, 4 hours of sunshine per day.
The average amount of rain expected in this month is 29.4 mm over 10 days, so be sure to have a waterproof jacket packed in case you should need it.
There is also more snow and fog predicted for this month than at other times of the year, with an average of 5 days over the month expected for October.
October is the best month for sampling some of Banff's cuisine as there are a couple of festivals which celebrate local food.
The first of which is Taste of Banff, which is held in early October. Visitors can try some of the premium cuisine Banff has to offer during this festival.
There is also the Annual International Banff Springs Wine and Food Festival, which is held in late October and features some of the best food and wine from the area.