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

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Traveling to Nelson, British Columbia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Nelson, this is 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 Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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

Important essentials for Nelson, British Columbia, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards may wear away. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Nelson is frosty. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

February in Nelson can be very chilly. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) to high 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

If you are traveling to Nelson in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

If you visit Nelson during April, you may see that it is crisp. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

If you visit Nelson during May, you might notice that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Nelson is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in this region is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

Traveling to Nelson in August, you will notice that it is extremely warm and very dry with almost no rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

September in Nelson is mild. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Nelson is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Nelson is pretty cool. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

If you are traveling to Nelson in December, you will notice that it is very cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 30s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you visit the Museum of Art & History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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