British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada? If you're planning to go to British Columbia, we have some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in British Columbia, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in British Columbia, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent option.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for British Columbia.

We also recommend these top tours in and around British Columbia.

    What to wear/what to pack for British Columbia, British Columbia, Canada by month

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    January

    January in British Columbia is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time.

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    February

    If you are traveling to British Columbia in February, you will notice that it is very cold. Expect it to snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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    March

    March for British Columbia can be brisk. Temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows regularly.

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    April

    April in British Columbia can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly.

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    May

    May is chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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    June

    If you go to British Columbia in June, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

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    July

    If you go to British Columbia in July, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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    August

    If you visit British Columbia during August, you are likely to find that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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    September

    If you go to British Columbia in September, you will notice that it is crisp and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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    October

    In October, British Columbia can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and about half of the time jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for British Columbia, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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    November

    November in British Columbia can be extremely cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows regularly.

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    December

    In December, British Columbia can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for British Columbia, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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