Average January Snowfall in British Columbia





The tables below list monthly averages for snowfall during January at cities and towns in British Columbia.

You can jump to a separate table for each section of the province: Southwest Mainland, Gulf Islands, Vancouver Island, Central BC, Southeast BC and Northern BC.

The numbers are for the total amount of new snow and how many days it snows at least 0.2 centimetres (0.08 inches) this month. The snowfall totals are averages based on weather data collected from 1981 to 2010.

Southwest BC Mainland

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4 Abbotsford 7.3 18.5
5 Chilliwack 10.5 26.6
2 Gibsons 3.6 9.1
3 North Vancouver, Capilano 6.1 15.6
3 Powell River 5.3 13.6
3 Vancouver 6.2 15.7
14 Whistler 40.6 103.0

Gulf Islands

Total amount of snow in January on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
2 Cortes Island, Whaletown 5.3 13.6
2 Gabriola Island 4.1 10.4
2 Mayne Island, Village Bay 3.0 7.7
2 Saltspring Island 4.0 10.1

Vancouver Island

Total amount of snow in January on average
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
4 Campbell River 9.2 23.3
3 Courtenay - Comox 4.7 11.9
4 Duncan 8.8 22.4
5 Gold River 10.7 27.2
3 Nanaimo 8.3 21.0
3 Port Alberni 6.1 15.4
3 Port Hardy 4.9 12.4
3 Port Renfrew 4.6 11.8
2 Sidney 4.3 10.9
2 Tofino 3.6 9.2
2 Victoria 3.6 9.2

Central British Columbia

Average total snowfall in January
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
16 Barkerville 34.5 87.8
6 Bella Coola 11.9 30.3
8 Kamloops 7.4 18.7
7 Kelowna 7.7 19.5
3 Lillooet 2.9 7.5
8 Penticton 7.2 18.3
8 Vernon 10.4 26.4
7 Williams Lake 9.4 23.8

Southeast BC

Average January snowfall
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
13 Castlegar 21.8 55.4
10 Cranbrook 9.9 25.3
14 Golden 17.8 45.3
17 Revelstoke 44.3 112.5
13 Sparwood 19.9 50.4

Northern British Columbia

January snowfall averages
Days Place Inches Centi­metres
12 Atlin 17.4 44.2
11 Fort Nelson 11.3 28.6
14 Fort St John 12.9 32.7
12 Prince George 16.8 42.7
5 Prince Rupert 9.9 25.3
4 Sandspit, Haida Gwaii 5.0 12.7
15 Smithers 17.5 44.5
Reference

Environment Canada. Meteorological Service of Canada. Canadian Climate Normals. 1981-2010 Climate Normals & Averages.

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