When is the best time to go to Whistler

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The chart above shows the best time of year to visit Whistler, Canada. These are based on an analysis of weather averages such as temperature, rainfall and number of hours of sunshine. These ratings are based solely on the climate and do not take into account other factors such as accommodation prices and how busy it is likely to be.

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Whistler weather by month

Please note our recommendations for when to visit Whistler are based solely on the weather and do not take into accounts accommodation prices, how busy it will be and what events are on.

January

Whistler January weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
-2°C 183mm 2.3hrs 9.9hrs

Whistler's weather in January is typically cold and wet in nature.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

January is in the winter in Whistler and is typically the coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -2°C (28°F), whilst at night -8°C (17°F) is normal.

On average January is the driest month of the year in Whistler with around 183mm 7.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 16 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.3 hours of sunshine per day.

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February

Whistler February weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
-0°C 166mm 3.7hrs 11.2hrs

February in Whistler is generally wet with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

February is in the winter in Whistler and is typically the 2nd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -0°C (31°F), whilst at night -7°C (19°F) is normal.

On average February is the 2nd driest month of the year in Whistler with around 166mm 6.5 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 3.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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March

Whistler March weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
1°C 158mm 4.6hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in March in Whistler is characteristically cold and wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often relatively bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

March is in the spring in Whistler and is typically the 3rd coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 2°C (35°F), whilst at night -6°C (22°F) is normal.

On average March is the 3rd driest month of the year in Whistler with around 158mm 6.2 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 15 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.6 hours of sunshine per day.

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April

Whistler April weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
4°C 95mm 5.9hrs 14.9hrs

Whistler's weather in April is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of relatively acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Whistler.

April is in the spring in Whistler and is typically the 4th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 5°C (41°F), whilst at night -3°C (27°F) is normal.

On average April is the 4th driest month of the year in Whistler with around 95mm 3.7 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 12 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 5.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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May

Whistler May weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
8°C 96mm 7.2hrs 16.7hrs

May is a a little damp month in Whistler and the temperature is generally cool.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of fairly acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Whistler.

May is in the spring in Whistler and is typically the 5th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 9°C (49°F), whilst at night 0°C (33°F) is normal.

On average May is the 5th driest month of the year in Whistler with around 96mm 3.8 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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June

Whistler June weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 101mm 7.7hrs 9.9hrs

The climate in Whistler during June can be summarized as cool and damp.

Although outside the main holiday season, there is still plenty of quite acceptable weather around this time of year. This makes it an okay time to visit Whistler.

June is in the summer in Whistler and is typically the 6th coldest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (55°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average June is the 6th driest month of the year in Whistler with around 101mm 4 inches of rain making it a damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 13 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 7.7 hours of sunshine per day.

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July

Whistler July weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 66mm 9hrs 11.2hrs

July in Whistler is generally reasonably dry with the temperature being mild.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Whistler, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

July is in the summer in Whistler and is typically the 6th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (62°F), whilst at night 7°C (44°F) is normal.

On average July is the 6th wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 10 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 9 hours of sunshine per day.

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August

Whistler August weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
15°C 66mm 8hrs 12.9hrs

The weather in August in Whistler is characteristically mild and reasonably dry.

It is perhaps the perfect month to visit Whistler, with some surprisingly good weather at this time of year.

August is in the summer in Whistler and is typically the 5th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 17°C (63°F), whilst at night 7°C (45°F) is normal.

On average August is the 5th wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 66mm 2.6 inches of rain making it a reasonably dry time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 9 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 8 hours of sunshine per day.

Whistler weather in August »

September

Whistler September weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
12°C 90mm 6.2hrs 14.9hrs

Whistler's weather in September is typically cool and a little damp in nature.

It is perhaps a good month to visit Whistler, with some inordinately good weather at this time of year.

September is in the fall / autumn in Whistler and is typically the 4th warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cool 13°C (56°F), whilst at night 4°C (39°F) is normal.

On average September is the 4th wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 90mm 3.5 inches of rain making it a a little damp time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 11 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 6.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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October

Whistler October weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
7°C 170mm 4.4hrs 16.7hrs

October is a wet month in Whistler and the temperature is generally cool.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

October is in the fall / autumn in Whistler and is typically the 3rd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a cold 8°C (46°F), whilst at night -0°C (32°F) is normal.

On average October is the 3rd wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 170mm 6.7 inches of rain making it a wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 14 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 4.4 hours of sunshine per day.

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November

Whistler November weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
0°C 202mm 2.2hrs 9.9hrs

The climate in Whistler during November can be summarized as cold and very wet.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often not a good and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

November is in the fall / autumn in Whistler and is typically the 2nd warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing 1°C (33°F), whilst at night -5°C (23°F) is normal.

On average November is the 2nd wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 202mm 8 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 18 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 2.2 hours of sunshine per day.

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December

Whistler December weather averages
Temp Rain Sunshine Day length
-1°C 216mm 1.9hrs 11.2hrs

December in Whistler is generally very wet with the temperature being cold.

Based on weather alone, this is probably a time of year to avoid going to Whistler for your holidays. The weather is often pretty bad and not conducive to spending time outdoors.

December is in the winter in Whistler and is typically the warmest month of the year. Daytime maximum temperatures average around a freezing -2°C (29°F), whilst at night -8°C (18°F) is normal.

On average December is the wettest month of the year in Whistler with around 216mm 8.5 inches of rain making it a very wet time to visit. This rainfall is typically spread over 17 days, although this may vary considerably.

On the flip side this corresponds to an average of 1.9 hours of sunshine per day.

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Whistler weather statistics
Hottest month: August 16.8°C 62.2°F
Driest month: July 66mm 2.6ins
Sunniest month: July 9hrs
Coldest month: January -2.1°C 28.2°F
Wettest month: December 216mm 8.5ins
Warmest sea: August 12.8°C 55°F
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