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Ski in Whistler, British Columbia, in January
British Columbia in January: Travel Tips, Weather & More

January is midwinter in British Columbia and the coldest month of the year. It's an ideal time to hit the slopes of the Rocky Mountains and Kootenay Rockies and within easy reach of Vancouver. The provincial capital is also a great destination for travelers interested in museums, galleries, and diverse food, as the climate is relatively mild in January. Read on for more information about traveling to British Columbia this month.

Visit Muncho Lake in northern British Columbia in February
British Columbia in February: Travel Tips, Weather & More

February is midwinter in British Columbia, which means it's very cold and snowy in most of the province but milder on the coast and in the south. Skiers, snowboarders, and other winter sports enthusiasts are in luck as there's no shortage of downhill and cross-country snow areas to enjoy. It's also an ideal time to head north in search of the aurora borealis. Read on to learn more about traveling to British Columbia in February.

Watch whales from Ucluelet on British Columbia's Vancouver Island in March
British Columbia in March: Travel Tips, Weather & More

March is the beginning of spring in British Columbia, but conditions remain cold and snowy for much of the large province. The exception is along the coast: although still quite cold, the conditions are suitable for exploring the rainforests and for wildlife-watching, including bears and whales. Skiers and other snow sports enthusiasts will still find plenty to keep them busy this month. Read on for more information on traveling to British Columbia in March.

A grizzly bear feeding on the shore of British Columbia's Johnstone Strait
British Columbia in April: Travel Tips, Weather & More

April is spring across British Columbia. While some inland and northern areas are still cold and snowy, many coastal and southern places are milder, with pleasant temperatures and longer days. Get active with hiking, kayaking, and wildlife spotting around the coast, or ride a long-distance train between Vancouver and the Rocky Mountains. There's plenty to see and do in British Columbia in April.

In May, hike to Garibaldi Lake in British Columbia's Garibaldi Provincial Park in May
British Columbia in May: Travel Tips, Weather & More

May is spring in British Columbia. With the snow mostly gone and the weather warmer, visitors can enjoy a range of outdoor activities before the summer crowds arrive. Hike in the provincial parks around Squamish, admire the blossoms in the Rocky Mountains, or dial the adventure up a few notches with whitewater rafting on rivers full of snowmelt. Here are a few ideas about what you can see and do in British Columbia in May.

Catch the Dragon Boat Festival in Vancouver's False Creek in June
British Columbia in June: Travel Tips, Weather & More

Though June is the start of summer in British Columbia, it's still the shoulder season as the rush of summer crowds have yet to arrive. Enjoy pleasant temperatures, long days, music and culture festivals in the cities, and fantastic outdoor adventures in some more remote parts of Canada this month. Find out more about the best things to see and do in British Columbia in June.

Hike to emarald-green Lake O'Hara in Yoho National Park
British Columbia in July: Travel Tips, Weather & More

July is midsummer in British Columbia, but aside from a few popular locales, there's not much of a tourist rush across the vast province. Head into the more remote areas to avoid those crowds, where you can learn about First Nations people, spot wildlife, hike and kayak in provincial and national parks, or relax in luxurious accommodations. Here are a few tips for visiting British Columbia in July.

Trek Vancouver Island's Wild Pacific Trail in August
British Columbia in August: Travel Tips, Weather & More

August is midsummer in British Columbia and the perfect time to get out of doors and into nature. While a few towns are buzzy with tourists in August, most of the province isn't. Whether you want to learn about First Nations culture, kayak along the coast, or embark on an epic remote hike, August is a good time to do it in British Columbia. Read on for more information on traveling to the province.

British Columbia's Parliament Buildings in Victoria are lovely to see  when lit up
British Columbia in September: Travel Tips, Weather & More

September is autumn in British Columbia, with pleasant and still-summery weather in many parts of the province. A variety of festivals in Victoria, Vancouver, and Kelowna showcase some of British Columbia's finest culture and cuisine, making September a great month to visit. Read on to learn more.

Visit the Okanagan Valley in October
British Columbia in October: Travel Tips, Weather & More

October is fall in British Columbia and a quiet shoulder season for travelers. With mild weather in southern areas, though, there's no need to stay away from the province. Take a road trip along the coast to admire the views and spot wildlife, or inland to wine country during harvest season. There's a lot to see and do in British Columbia in October.

Visit Whistler in November
British Columbia in November: Travel Tips, Weather & More

November is the end of fall and the start of winter in British Columbia. As the snow sports season kicks into gear, visitors can hit the slopes or the trails, or opt for other shoulder-month pursuits, like bird watching and attending food festivals. Find out more about visiting British Columbia in November below.

Visit Vancouver in winter
British Columbia in December: Travel Tips, Weather & More

December's cold, frosty weather brings snow sports enthusiasts back to British Columbia for the busy winter season. Hit the slopes at popular mountain resorts throughout the province, especially in the Rocky Mountains and around Vancouver. Not into skiing? Check out the big city attractions of Vancouver instead, or watch the storms roll in on Vancouver Island. Here's what you can see, do, and experience in British Columbia in December.