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

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

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

Important essentials for West Kootenays, British Columbia, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • Travel insurance

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


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards frequently become worn. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in West Kootenays is very cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about half of the time.

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February

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

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March

In March, West Kootenays is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 40s F (single digits C) and 5-10 days this month 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 West Kootenays, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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April

In April, West Kootenays is crisp and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for West Kootenays, with more than half of the days of the month having rain.

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May

Traveling to West Kootenays in May, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to West Kootenays in June, you will notice that it is balmy 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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July

If you go to West Kootenays in July, you will notice that it is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

In August, West Kootenays is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) and occasionally jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for West Kootenays, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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September

September in West Kootenays is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly.

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October

October in West Kootenays is brisk and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

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November

November in West Kootenays is brisk and very rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

In December, West Kootenays is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for West Kootenays, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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