The climate of British Columbia (Canada)
British Columbia is the most westerly situated province in Canada. The
largest cities are Victoria and Vancouver. The scenery in British
Columbia is very beautiful. 12.5% of the province is a protected
nature conservation area. Seven national parks can be found here:
Glacier National Park, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Gwaii
Haanas National Park Reserve and Haida Heritage Site, Kootenay
National Park, Mount Revelstoke National Park and Yoho National Park.
All of the parks are rugged and are overwhelmingly beautiful. Unique
animal species such as the brown bear can be spotted here. These parks
are ideal for all sorts of outdoor activities. The climate in British
Columbia is strongly influenced by the mountains and the ocean. The
climate can be divided into two regions: the coast and the interior.
The coast gets a large amount of precipitation, 650 to 1,500
millimeters per year. Temperatures are what you can expect from a sea
climate with fewer extremes between summer and winter. The weather is
mild all year round with only a few snowy days. However, the mountains
which are situated only 20 minutes from the coast get large amounts of
snow during winter; very suitable for all kinds of winter sports
activities. The interior has a continental climate. Summers are warm
with temperatures of 28 degrees Celsius. Winters are cold, depending
on the altitude, with temperatures far below freezing point.
The figures below are based on long term weather and climate records.
They are an average for British Columbia:
Please, note that local deviations may occur.
More climate information
Climate figures are very useful but donít present a general impression
of the climate and the eventual weather circumstances within a certain
period. The figures donít always reflect the chance of wintry weather,
extreme heat or hurricanes. That is why we offer useful extra climate
information for each month of the year:
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