The best times to visit Campbell River for ideal weather are

May 21st to September 23rd

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.



Other Campbell River Travel Info

Weather in Campbell River


Average temperatures in Campbell River vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 31st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Campbell River, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 77.4°F (25.2°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 57°F (13.9°C) at night.

Campbell River Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Campbell River Temperatures (Celsius)


“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Campbell River Perceived Temperature (F)


Campbell River Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Campbell River Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 43.7 38.9 34.5
Feb 45.8 40.1 34.7
Mar 49.4 42.8 36.5
Apr 54.8 46.9 39
May 62.7 54.4 46.5
Jun 68.2 59.8 52.2
Jul 74.9 65 56.4
Aug 74.5 64.6 56.1
Sep 67.1 58.3 50.4
Oct 56.3 49.9 43.7
Nov 48.3 42.5 36.6
Dec 43.5 38.5 33.7

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.5 3.8 1.4
Feb 7.7 4.5 1.5
Mar 9.7 6 2.5
Apr 12.7 8.3 3.9
May 17.1 12.4 8.1
Jun 20.1 15.4 11.2
Jul 23.8 18.3 13.6
Aug 23.6 18.1 13.4
Sep 19.5 14.6 10.2
Oct 13.5 9.9 6.5
Nov 9.1 5.8 2.6
Dec 6.4 3.6 0.9



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Campbell River are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Campbell River? Weather stations report a good amount of seasonal snow likely to be deepest around December, especially close to late December. The best time to ski (if at all) in Campbell River is often around around December 17th when fresh powder is deepest. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Campbell River.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Campbell River (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 33% 0.9 5.1
Feb 36% 2.3 4.3
Mar 33% 0.6 4.5
Apr 19% 0.4 2.2
May 18% 0 1.8
Jun 16% 0 1.5
Jul 7% 0 0.9
Aug 10% 0 1
Sep 20% 0 2.2
Oct 33% 0 4.6
Nov 44% 2.1 7.2
Dec 44% 4.7 7.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 33 2.3 13
Feb 36 5.8 10.9
Mar 33 1.5 11.4
Apr 19 1 5.6
May 18 0 4.6
Jun 16 0 3.8
Jul 7 0 2.3
Aug 10 0 2.5
Sep 20 0 5.6
Oct 33 0 11.7
Nov 44 5.3 18.3
Dec 44 11.9 19.8


Humidity and Wind

Campbell River has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (57.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (84.9%).

Wind in Campbell River is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by November and December. March’s average wind speed of around 8.1 knots (9.3 MPH or 15 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid March where average top sustained speeds reach 18.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Campbell River.

Avg. Relative Humidity


The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 6.9 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Feb 6.5 Light breeze 14.3 Significant breeze
Mar 8.1 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Apr 7 Gentle breeze 14.9 Significant breeze
May 6.3 Light breeze 12.7 Significant breeze
Jun 6.4 Light breeze 12.9 Significant breeze
Jul 6.8 Light breeze 12.8 Significant breeze
Aug 6 Light breeze 12.2 Significant breeze
Sep 5.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
Oct 6.5 Light breeze 14 Significant breeze
Nov 7.6 Gentle breeze 16.7 Significant breeze
Dec 7.6 Gentle breeze 15.9 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 84.9%
Feb 80%
Mar 73.4%
Apr 64.8%
May 64%
Jun 62.4%
Jul 57.9%
Aug 61.9%
Sep 70.5%
Oct 80.8%
Nov 81.3%
Dec 81.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Campbell River?

Our best data indicates this area is generally safe. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are no travel advisories or warnings for Canada; exercise normal security precautions. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Oct 07, 2019.


The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Campbell River, BC, Canada is June, followed by July and May. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Campbell River in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month


Most Popular Months to Visit

Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.5 in December means 48.5% of the tourists vs. June.



Overall Campbell River Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 66.2°F (19°C) and 46.5°F (8.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 6 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Campbell River, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.4°F (21.3°C) and 44.7°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 13 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is too cold this time of year in Campbell River to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 47.3°F (8.5°C) and 42.5°F (5.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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