The town of Coeur d’Alene features a climate that is consistent with the Pacific Northwest, but unlike nearby Seattle or Portland this region actually has four truly distinct seasons. The spring and fall can be pleasant with temperatures that average around 60 degrees during the daytime.

Summer is the warmest, and driest month in Coeur d’Alene and in July and August it can be quite warm with temperatures in the mid to upper 80s during the day, but with a sharp fall to the low 50s or even into the 40s at night. When traveling to Coeur d’Alene, as with the Pacific Northwest in general, it is best to dress in layers. During the summer it is also common for there to be weeks on end with little to no rainfall, and the occasional heat wave can spike temperatures well into the 90s.

Winters can be equally drastic, and December through February can be the wettest months. It isn’t uncommon for periods of temperatures below freezing and the region can be hit with heavy snowfall. This is when the activities on and around the water are focused on numerous winter sports including skiing, snowmobiling and skating. There is always something to do in Coeur d’Alene.