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Worst time of year for blackflies

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Worst time of year for blackflies

Thinking about the best time of year to have a wedding. We want to get married in the mountains in southern alberta but need to know when the blackflies are at the worst. Last thing we want is our guest to be eatin alive. Any suggestions.

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1. Re: Worst time of year for blackflies

I wish I could help you, but I really don't know the answer. Perhaps try posting on the Banff forum?


I've never really been bothered by blackflies in southern Alberta; it's northern Alberta that has the horrible memories. But perhaps I've just been lucky?

Edited: 6:18 pm, March 21, 2012
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2. Re: Worst time of year for blackflies

I would be more worried about mosquitoes.. My daughter got married on July1st in Calgary & the mosquitoes were BRUTAL! Guess it all depends on how much rain and their life cycle.

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