For checking the weather, the most useful Banff webcams are mounted at the top of Banff Gondola—one facing northeast with views across the town to Cascade Mountain and the other looking northwest beyond Sanson Peak to the Bow Valley and Mount Bourgeau.
The Town of Banff has set up webcams along most major roadways within the town. Although primarily designed to check traffic flow, they can also be monitored for weather conditions.
A webcam on the roof of the Elk + Avenue Hotel shows the view looking south along Banff Avenue, although in the middle of the day it is pointed directly toward the sun.
A north-facing webcam at the Banff Centre is pointed at Cascade Mountain.
Ski Resort Webcams (That Refresh Year-round)
For winter visitors, the Mount Norquay Ski Resort has two webcams, one at the base of the Cascade Chair looking uphill and the other at the top of the North American Chairlift looking across to Mount Rundle. Links are located at the bottom of this page:
Sunshine Village is another local ski resort covered by webcams. Cameras here cover much of the resort, including the base area upper ski runs, and a camera pointed toward Mount Assiniboine.
Sunshine Village also has a year-round webcam pointed at Rock Isle Lake, a prime hiking area in summer.
Sunshine Village also has a Powder Cam, which is focused on a measuring stick that is cleared off each day at 4 pm, so you can see any overnight accumulation of snow.
Do you want to see the weather conditions at Lake Louise before heading out to the mountains? Then click on the link below to see the regularly refreshed view from a webcam mounted on the roof of the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Lake Louise Ski Resort maintains seven webcams that concentrate on showing conditions for winter visitors, but they refresh regularly year-round.
Of the Lake Louise Ski Resort webcams, the most useful for summer visitors is the camera that is mounted on the resort’s viewing platform, from where the panorama extends back across the valley to Lake Louise itself.
The Alberta Motor Association has the province’s highway covered, including a webcam that is mounted along the Trans-Canada Highway as it passes the Sunshine Village turn-off west of Banff.