Nanaimo, BC


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Environment Canada ranked Nanaimo first among Canadian cities (tied with nearby Victoria) for its comfortable weather. The summer months are comfortable, generally seeing a daily high of 20-25 C from June to August. Winter months are comparatively warm to other Canadian cities with the average temperature typically hanging just above freezing during the coldest months of December and January.

Consistently mild temperatures moderated by warm Pacific currents and low precipitation levels promote Nanaimo’s outdoors attitude. Historically, November and December are the wettest months of the year, while July and August tend to stay dry.

Average monthly temperature and average monthly rainfall diagrams for Nanaimo