The best times to visit Sun Peaks for ideal weather are
May 21st to October 7th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Sun Peaks Travel Guide
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Weather in Sun Peaks
Average temperatures in Sun Peaks vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain or snow throughout the year. The area is somewhat temperate — in the 46th 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 Sun Peaks, 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 90.2°F (32.3°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 58.9°F (14.9°C) at night.
Sun Peaks Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Sun Peaks Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Sun Peaks Perceived Temperature (F)
Sun Peaks Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Sun Peaks 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Sun Peaks are February, March, and then August. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid to late September with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of September 17th.
When can you find snow in Sun Peaks? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around April, especially close to early April. The best time to ski (if at all) in Sun Peaks is often around around March 26th 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 Sun Peaks.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Sun Peaks (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Sun Peaks has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is July (32.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (68.1%).
Wind in Sun Peaks is usually calm. The windiest month is March, followed by April and November. March’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 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 17.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Sun Peaks.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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||6.3||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Feb||6||Light breeze||12.7||Significant breeze|
|Mar||7.4||Gentle breeze||15.8||Significant breeze|
|Apr||7.1||Gentle breeze||16.1||Significant breeze|
|May||6.1||Light breeze||15.1||Significant breeze|
|Jun||5.9||Light breeze||15||Significant breeze|
|Jul||5.5||Light breeze||13.9||Significant breeze|
|Aug||5.4||Light breeze||14||Significant breeze|
|Sep||5.7||Light breeze||13.3||Significant breeze|
|Oct||6.4||Light breeze||13.6||Significant breeze|
|Nov||7.1||Gentle breeze||14.4||Significant breeze|
|Dec||6.6||Light breeze||13.4||Significant breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Sun Peaks?
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 Sun Peaks, BC, Canada is July, followed by May and June. 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 Sun Peaks 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
Overall Sun Peaks Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 77.1°F (25.1°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 4 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.
Summer (June through August)
The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are quite warm. These months see moderate precipitation with 2 to 4 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Sun Peaks, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 79.8°F (26.6°C) and 37°F (2.8°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 2 to 3 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Sun Peaks to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 44.8°F (7.1°C) and 33.1°F (0.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 4 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.