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

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Traveling to Penticton, British Columbia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Penticton, the following 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 Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

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

Important essentials for Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Penticton, 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 kit.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Penticton, British Columbia, Canada

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

If you go to Munson Mountain Park, you're likely to do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these

If you go to Penticton Museum & Archives, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Penticton.

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

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January

January in Penticton is frigid. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain 5-10 days this month. It also snows about a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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February

February in Penticton is brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows occasionally. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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March

March in this region is pretty cool. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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April

April in this region can be chilly. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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May

In May, Penticton is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Penticton, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 40%.

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June

June in Penticton is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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July

If you visit Penticton during July, you might see that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 50s F (low 10s C). Humidity is generally between 30 and 40% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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August

Traveling to Penticton in August, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in Penticton during September, you might find that it is balmy. 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). Humidity is generally between 40 and 50% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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October

October here is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about a third of the time.

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November

November for Penticton can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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December

December in Penticton is freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain occasionally. It also snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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