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

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

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

Important essentials for Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • 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).


  • Hand sanitizer

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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


  • Travel insurance

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


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

Don't forget these

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

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January

January in Whistler is frigid, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 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 see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

February

In February, Whistler can be very chilly and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 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 Whistler, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

March

March in Whistler can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 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 see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

April

If you are traveling to Whistler in April, you will notice that it can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time and snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

May

May here is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

June

In June, Whistler is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) and about half of the time jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Whistler, with several of the days of the month having rain. In June, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

July

July here is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

August

If you vacation in Whistler during August, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 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 about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

September

Traveling to Whistler in September, you will notice that it is balmy and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

October

October here is pretty cool and very rainy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

November

November in Whistler is cold, somewhat snowy and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 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 see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

December

December in Whistler is frigid and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 80% to 90% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you see the Whistler Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

If you're planning to visit Brandywine Falls Provincial Park, prepare to get wet, and take these:

Activities for Whistler, British Columbia, Canada

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

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