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Best time to visit Squamish, BC, Canada

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The best time to visit Squamish is September

While Squamish is a popular destination to visit all year round, September is the ideal time to go due to a number of factors such as the climate, cost of travel and accommodation, as well as avoiding peak holiday periods.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 22℃ (72℉) in the middle of the day. In the winter months, it can get down to as low as -4℃ (25℉) at night.

If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Squamish, or you’re just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset. To stay dry, avoid travelling to Squamish in November – It’s the wettest month of the year.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Squamish below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Squamish seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Squamish as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Squamish is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

SeasonMonths
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Squamish

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Squamish for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Squamish climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Squamish for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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Squamish in January

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: 0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 276mm (11") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Squamish in February

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 154mm (6") over 11 days
  • Average snow days: 16 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Squamish in March

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 6 days
  • Average rainfall: 198mm (8") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 18 days
6 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Squamish in April

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 136mm (5") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 8 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Squamish in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average high temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average low temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Squamish in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 55mm (2") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in June, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Squamish in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 37mm (1") over 12 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in July, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Squamish in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 11 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
11 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in August, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Squamish in September

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 100mm (4") over 16 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in September, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.

Squamish in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 183mm (7") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Squamish in November

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average low temperature: 3℃ (37℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 280mm (11") over 18 days
  • Average snow days: 11 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Squamish in December

  • Average temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average high temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (31℉)
  • Average humidity: 85%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 264mm (10") over 13 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Squamish in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Squamish is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 20℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Squamish is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Squamish is generally around November, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of November too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Squamish, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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