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Best time to visit Whistler, BC, Canada

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The best time to visit Whistler is March

Whistler can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, March is the best time to go.

In summer, the temperature in Whistler can rise as high as 22℃ (72℉). The weather at night in the winter can get down to temperatures as low as -16℃ (4℉).

The days are longest in Whistler in July, so if you want to see the sights during the day when the sun is up for the longest time, it’s best to visit around that time of year. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Whistler in January – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Keep reading to find out when the best times to travel to Whistler are for whatever trip you’re planning. By the time you finish, you’ll have all the info you need, and you’ll be ready to start booking. Don’t know where to look or who to book with? Don’t stress! We’ve hand-picked our favourite online travel tools we use, know and love so you can rest assured you’re in safe hands. Happy reading!

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

August

Most daylight

July

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Whistler seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Whistler as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Whistler is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

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

Average temperatures in Whistler

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Whistler for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Whistler climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Whistler for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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JUL
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OCT
NOV
DEC

Whistler in January

  • Average temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average humidity: 94%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 226mm (9") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in February

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -11℃ (13℉)
  • Average humidity: 93%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 110mm (4") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in March

  • Average temperature: -3℃ (26℉)
  • Average high temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average low temperature: -8℃ (17℉)
  • Average humidity: 95%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 169mm (7") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in April

  • Average temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 123mm (5") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 12 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in May

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 89mm (4") over 22 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
22 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in May, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in June

  • Average temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 5 days
  • Average rainfall: 72mm (3") over 23 days
5 days
of pure sunshine
23 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in June, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in July

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 72%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Whistler in August

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (66℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 73%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Whistler in September

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 103mm (4") over 17 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in September, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.

Whistler in October

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 150mm (6") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in October, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in November

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (33℉)
  • Average low temperature: -5℃ (23℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 204mm (8") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Whistler in December

  • Average temperature: -6℃ (22℉)
  • Average high temperature: -3℃ (27℉)
  • Average low temperature: -10℃ (15℉)
  • Average humidity: 93%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 198mm (8") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Whistler in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Whistler is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (66℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Whistler is generally around August. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in August first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Whistler is generally around January, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of January too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Whistler, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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