British Columbia

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It’s all about timing. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, we recommend the period between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, places are still open and happy to welcome travelers, and you can explore a destination at your own pace. ShermansTravel experts call this magical time and space continuum the Sweet Spot.

When to go to British Columbia

Peak Season: July to August; Ski Season

The provincial parks are crowded with nature lovers, the rivers with anglers, and Vancouver with visitors during the summer holidays. Plus, the mosquitoes and black flies are brutal. In winter, Whistler opens in early November and is a big draw for skiers around the world. By the coast, weather is milder (Vancouver rarely sees snow) but the interior is frigid.

Off Season: December to March

Those not partial to snow sports would do well to avoid the plummeting temperatures of winter. Vancouver is more temperate, if rainy, but the northern latitude makes for short days.

Sweet Spot: May to June; September to October

Cherry season begins in June in Okanagan in the south, while apple season begins in early September.  Late spring and early fall also bring prime whale watching and lower prices for salmon fishing charters. The weather is mild throughout the region.

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