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Best time to visit Tofino, BC, Canada

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The best time to visit Tofino is June-July

Tofino can be visited year-round, but based on the ideal climate conditions, cost of travel, and avoiding peak holiday periods, June-July is the best time to go.

In summer, temperatures can reach as high as 19℃ (66℉) in the middle of the day. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Tofino is around -1℃ (30℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Tofino are usually in July, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. The wet season in Tofino falls around December, so if you prefer the dryer weather, you should look to visit in July instead.

Continue reading to find out more about when to visit Tofino, including the climate, seasonal info, what to pack, FAQs, and the best tools to help you plan and book your next vacation.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Tofino seasons

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

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

Average temperatures in Tofino

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 Tofino 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.

Tofino 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 Tofino 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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OCT
NOV
DEC

Tofino in January

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 212mm (8") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in February

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (38℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 111mm (4") over 16 days
  • Average snow days: 3 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 7℃ (45℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 137mm (5") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (49℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 99mm (4") over 17 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in May

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 15 days
  • Average rainfall: 39mm (2") over 12 days
15 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in June

  • Average temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (51℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 16 days
  • Average rainfall: 29mm (1") over 10 days
16 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in July

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 22 days
  • Average rainfall: 22mm (1") over 7 days
22 days
of pure sunshine
7 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tofino in July, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tofino in August

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (60℉)
  • Average high temperature: 18℃ (64℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 23 days
  • Average rainfall: 28mm (1") over 6 days
23 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tofino in August, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.


Tofino in September

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (60℉)
  • Average low temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 17 days
  • Average rainfall: 76mm (3") over 12 days
17 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tofino in September, make sure you pack a light jumper or hoodie.

Tofino in October

  • Average temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (49℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 129mm (5") over 16 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in November

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 230mm (9") over 19 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

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


Tofino in December

  • Average temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (44℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 236mm (9") over 19 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
19 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Tofino 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 Tofino is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 18℃ (64℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Tofino 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 Tofino is generally around December, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of December too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Tofino, 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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