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Best time to visit British Columbia

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The best time to visit British Columbia is April-June

British Columbia is a place lots of people visit almost all year round, but if you’re looking for the best time to go, April-June is definitely the time you should visit. This is based on a number of factors such as the weather, cost of flights and accommodation, peak travel periods and more.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high 21℃ (70℉) in the middle of the day in Vancouver. In the colder months such as December, temperatures usually get down to an average minimum of 2℃ (35℉). Temperatures often differ in other areas of British Columbia though so you can find out more information about this below.

The sun stays up the longest in British Columbia in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time.¬†November sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in July instead.

Below you’ll find loads more detailed information about when to travel to British Columbia, including a monthly climate breakdown for the top destinations and loads of tools and recommendations to help you find flights and accommodation to suit your budget.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

British Columbia seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. British Columbia is in the Northern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Best time to visit the top destinations in British Columbia

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
KelownaMay-July
-2℃
-10℃
-1℃
-10℃
3℃
-6℃
8℃
-2℃
16℃
3℃
19℃
5℃
24℃
8℃
25℃
9℃
19℃
5℃
10℃
0℃
2℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
OsoyoosJune
-2℃
-10℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-5℃
10℃
-1℃
17℃
3℃
20℃
6℃
26℃
9℃
26℃
10℃
20℃
6℃
11℃
1℃
2℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
RevelstokeJune
-4℃
-13℃
-4℃
-14℃
-1℃
-10℃
4℃
-5℃
13℃
1℃
16℃
4℃
20℃
6℃
21℃
7℃
14℃
3℃
6℃
-1℃
-1℃
-8℃
-5℃
-13℃
SquamishSeptember
4℃
0℃
4℃
-0℃
6℃
1℃
9℃
3℃
14℃
7℃
16℃
9℃
20℃
11℃
20℃
11℃
16℃
9℃
11℃
6℃
6℃
3℃
3℃
-1℃
TofinoJune-July
7℃
4℃
7℃
4℃
7℃
4℃
10℃
6℃
13℃
9℃
15℃
11℃
17℃
13℃
18℃
13℃
16℃
12℃
12℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
VancouverMay-June
5℃
2℃
6℃
2℃
8℃
4℃
10℃
6℃
15℃
9℃
17℃
11℃
19℃
13℃
19℃
13℃
16℃
11℃
12℃
8℃
8℃
5℃
5℃
2℃
Vancouver IslandJune-September
7℃
4℃
7℃
3℃
9℃
5℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
9℃
18℃
11℃
20℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
17℃
12℃
13℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
VictoriaJune-September
7℃
4℃
7℃
3℃
9℃
5℃
12℃
6℃
16℃
9℃
18℃
11℃
20℃
13℃
20℃
14℃
17℃
12℃
13℃
9℃
9℃
6℃
6℃
4℃
WhistlerMarch
-2℃
-9℃
-2℃
-11℃
-0℃
-8℃
3℃
-5℃
11℃
0℃
13℃
3℃
19℃
6℃
19℃
6℃
14℃
4℃
7℃
-0℃
1℃
-5℃
-3℃
-10℃
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Top FAQs

British Columbia is in North America.
You can check out the full list of awesome destinations and hidden gems to explore in British Columbia here.
The warmest month of the year in Vancouver, one of the most popular places to visit in British Columbia, is August.
The driest month of the year in Vancouver, British Columbia, is usually around July each year.

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