The best times to visit Smithers for ideal weather are

June 4th to August 26th

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

 

 


Other Smithers Travel Info

Weather in Smithers

Temperature

Average temperatures in Smithers vary an incredible amount. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 28th 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 Smithers, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early July where highs are regularly around 79.6°F (26.4°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 46.8°F (8.2°C) at night.

Smithers Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Smithers Temperatures (Celsius)

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“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.

Smithers Perceived Temperature (F)

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Smithers Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Smithers 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 33 26.5 19.7
Feb 28.9 19.2 9.1
Mar 39.9 30.8 21.3
Apr 51.1 40.7 29.7
May 65.7 53 38.8
Jun 70.2 57 41.7
Jul 74.9 62 47.8
Aug 71.6 58.5 44.6
Sep 63.5 51.5 39.1
Oct 50.4 41.9 33.7
Nov 34.1 27 20.4
Dec 27.6 21.8 14.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 0.6 -3.1 -6.8
Feb -1.7 -7.1 -12.7
Mar 4.4 -0.7 -5.9
Apr 10.6 4.8 -1.3
May 18.7 11.7 3.8
Jun 21.2 13.9 5.4
Jul 23.8 16.7 8.8
Aug 22 14.7 7
Sep 17.5 10.8 3.9
Oct 10.2 5.5 0.9
Nov 1.2 -2.8 -6.4
Dec -2.4 -5.7 -9.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Smithers are June, July, and then March. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid February. For example, on the week of February 19th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.

When can you find snow in Smithers? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around February, especially close to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Smithers is often around around February 12th 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 Smithers.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 17% 9 2.3
Feb 9% 13 1.3
Mar 8% 7.7 1
Apr 10% 0 1
May 11% 0 1.6
Jun 3% 0 0.9
Jul 7% 0 0.6
Aug 9% 0 1.1
Sep 13% 0 1.1
Oct 13% 3.6 1.9
Nov 14% 1.3 1.2
Dec 24% 5.1 2.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 17 22.9 5.8
Feb 9 33 3.3
Mar 8 19.6 2.5
Apr 10 0 2.5
May 11 0 4.1
Jun 3 0 2.3
Jul 7 0 1.5
Aug 9 0 2.8
Sep 13 0 2.8
Oct 13 9.1 4.8
Nov 14 3.3 3
Dec 24 13 7.4

 

Humidity and Wind

Smithers has some extremely humid months, with other moderately humid months on the other side of the year. The least humid month is May (46.6% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (85%).

Wind in Smithers is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is April, followed by March and May. April’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (4.9 MPH or 7.9 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid April where average top sustained speeds reach 9.6 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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Wind

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

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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 3.4 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Feb 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Mar 4 Light breeze 7.3 Light breeze
Apr 4.3 Light breeze 8.2 Gentle breeze
May 3.8 Barely noticeable 7.4 Light breeze
Jun 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.5 Light breeze
Jul 3.6 Barely noticeable 7 Light breeze
Aug 3 Barely noticeable 5.8 Light breeze
Sep 3 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Oct 3.1 Barely noticeable 5.2 Light breeze
Nov 3.2 Barely noticeable 5.3 Light breeze
Dec 2.7 Barely noticeable 5 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 85%
Feb 71.9%
Mar 59.2%
Apr 54.8%
May 46.6%
Jun 47.6%
Jul 47.5%
Aug 57.7%
Sep 64.8%
Oct 79%
Nov 82.1%
Dec 84.6%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Smithers?

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 Smithers, 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 Smithers 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

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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 Smithers Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 69.8°F (21°C) and 29.8°F (-1.2°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 3 to 4 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 1 to 3 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Smithers, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 68.6°F (20.3°C) and 25.8°F (-3.4°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: approximately 4 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 far too cold this time of year in Smithers to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 38.6°F (3.7°C) and 19.1°F (-7.2°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 7 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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