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

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Traveling to Victoria, British Columbia, Canada? If you're planning to go to Victoria, I'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 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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

Important essentials for Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Victoria, 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 great one.


  • 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 Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

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

If you go to Abkhazi Gardens, 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.


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

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

If you visit Maritime Museum of BC, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Castle hopping? For Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum, take:

Victoria has excellent beaches. If you plan go to the beach, take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Victoria.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Victoria in January, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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February

If you go to Victoria in February, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the high 40s F (single digits C).

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March

If you go to Victoria in March, you will notice that it is cold. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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April

Traveling to Victoria in April, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

If you go to Victoria in May, you will notice that it can be chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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June

June in this region is cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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July

July in Victoria is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you go to Victoria in August, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

September in this region is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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October

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

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November

If you are traveling to Victoria in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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December

December here can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day.

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