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

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Traveling to Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Nanaimo, we've got 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 Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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

Important essentials for Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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  • Hand sanitizer

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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

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

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January

If you visit Nanaimo during January, you will probably find that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 80 and 90% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow sometimes.

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February

In February, Nanaimo can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and regularly jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nanaimo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

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March

In March, Nanaimo is pretty cool. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nanaimo, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In March, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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April

April in Nanaimo is cool. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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May

If you go to Nanaimo in May, you will notice that it is crisp. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you visit Nanaimo during June, you are likely to notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 50s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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July

If you go to Nanaimo in July, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

August in Nanaimo is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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September

September in Nanaimo can be chilly. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 50s F (single digits C). It tends to rain sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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October

If you are traveling to Nanaimo in October, you will notice that it is cool. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November in Nanaimo can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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December

In December, Nanaimo is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Nanaimo, with several of the days of the month having rain. In December, humidity reaches as high as 90%.

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Activities for Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada

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

If you go to the Nanaimo Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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