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Best time to visit Vancouver, BC, Canada

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The best time to visit Vancouver is May-June

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, May-June is the best time to go to Vancouver.

In the summer months, temperatures tend to get to a maximum of around 21℃ (70℉). The average low temperatures in winter float around 2℃ (35℉), while the coldest it gets down to is about -1℃ (31℉).

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Vancouver 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 Vancouver usually falls during the months surrounding November each year. It’s not uncommon to get some decent rainfall or light showers during this time, but on some days the weather tends to be fine for a majority of the day, with only a few drops of rain falling from a passing shower.

Keep reading to learn more about the best times to go to Vancouver, including detailed weather information and tools to help you find and book great deals on your travel.

Warmest month

August

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Vancouver seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Vancouver as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Vancouver 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 Vancouver

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 Vancouver 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.

Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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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FEB
MAR
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JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC

Vancouver in January

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 84%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 196mm (8") 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 Vancouver in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Vancouver in February

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average high temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (36℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 113mm (4") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 4 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in March

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (42℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 4℃ (39℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 146mm (6") over 21 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
21 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in April

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 10℃ (51℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 90mm (4") over 18 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
18 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (53℉)
  • Average high temperature: 15℃ (58℉)
  • Average low temperature: 9℃ (48℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 52mm (2") over 15 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in June

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (62℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 34mm (1") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in July

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (55℉)
  • Average humidity: 75%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 23mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in August

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 77%
  • Average sunny days: 19 days
  • Average rainfall: 38mm (1") over 9 days
19 days
of pure sunshine
9 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in September

  • Average temperature: 14℃ (57℉)
  • Average high temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average low temperature: 11℃ (52℉)
  • Average humidity: 80%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 82mm (3") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

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

Vancouver in October

  • Average temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 140mm (6") over 17 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in November

  • Average temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average high temperature: 8℃ (46℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 209mm (8") over 20 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
20 days
of showers or rain

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


Vancouver in December

  • Average temperature: 3℃ (38℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average humidity: 82%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 188mm (7") 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver is usually August, where temperatures tend to rise to around 19℃ (67℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Vancouver 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 Vancouver 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 Vancouver, 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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