The best times to visit Gaspe Peninsula for ideal weather are
June 11th to September 23rd
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Gaspe Peninsula Travel Guide
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Weather in Gaspe Peninsula
Average temperatures in Gaspe Peninsula vary drastically. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 21st 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 Gaspe Peninsula, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late July where highs are regularly around 71°F (21.7°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.9°F (12.7°C) at night.
Gaspe Peninsula Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Gaspe Peninsula 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.
Gaspe Peninsula Perceived Temperature (F)
Gaspe Peninsula Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Gaspe Peninsula 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 Gaspe Peninsula are March, April, and then January. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid April. For example, on the week of April 16th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early to mid December with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of December 10th.
When can you find snow in Gaspe Peninsula? Weather stations report no annual snow. 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 Gaspe Peninsula.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Gaspe Peninsula (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
Gaspe Peninsula has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is March (64.5% relative humidity), and the most humid month is August (78.4%).
Wind in Gaspe Peninsula is usually moderate. The windiest month is January, followed by December and November. January’s average wind speed of around 12.5 knots (14.3 MPH or 23.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late December where average top sustained speeds reach 21.5 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Gaspe Peninsula.
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||12.5||Significant breeze||20.6||Strong breeze|
|Feb||11.2||Significant breeze||18.5||Strong breeze|
|Mar||11.3||Significant breeze||18.9||Strong breeze|
|Apr||10.1||Gentle breeze||17.6||Strong breeze|
|May||8.1||Gentle breeze||14.7||Strong breeze|
|Jun||7.3||Gentle breeze||13.8||Significant breeze|
|Jul||8.5||Gentle breeze||15.5||Strong breeze|
|Aug||8.5||Gentle breeze||15.6||Significant breeze|
|Sep||9.7||Gentle breeze||17.4||Strong breeze|
|Oct||10.7||Gentle breeze||18||Strong breeze|
|Nov||11.6||Significant breeze||19.6||Strong breeze|
|Dec||12||Significant breeze||20.2||Strong breeze|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Gaspe Peninsula?
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 Gaspe Peninsula, QC, Canada is June, followed by August and September. 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 Gaspe Peninsula in November. 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 Gaspe Peninsula Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 56.4°F (13.6°C) and 25.2°F (-3.8°C) with far warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 8 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 comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see moderate precipitation with 6 to 7 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Gaspe Peninsula, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 64.5°F (18.1°C) and 35.5°F (1.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 6 to 8 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Gaspe Peninsula to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 33.7°F (0.9°C) and 16.9°F (-8.4°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 5 to 8 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.