The best times to visit Granville Island for ideal weather are

May 7th to October 7th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Granville Island Travel Info

Weather in Granville Island

Temperature

Average temperatures in Granville Island vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a chance of rain or snow throughout most of the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Granville Island, the hottest months are July, August, and then June. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early August where highs are regularly around 76.8°F (24.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 59.4°F (15.2°C) at night.

Granville Island Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Granville Island Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

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.

Granville Island Perceived Temperature (F)

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Granville Island Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Granville Island 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.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 44.9 40.4 36.9
Feb 47.7 42.1 37.8
Mar 50.7 44.3 39.4
Apr 56.7 48.9 42.8
May 64.6 56.1 49.4
Jun 68.9 60.7 54.1
Jul 75.3 66.1 58.6
Aug 74.5 65.3 58.4
Sep 67.8 59.4 53.4
Oct 58.1 52 47.4
Nov 49.9 44.5 40.2
Dec 44.8 40.5 36.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 7.2 4.7 2.7
Feb 8.7 5.6 3.2
Mar 10.4 6.8 4.1
Apr 13.7 9.4 6
May 18.1 13.4 9.7
Jun 20.5 15.9 12.3
Jul 24.1 18.9 14.8
Aug 23.6 18.5 14.7
Sep 19.9 15.2 11.9
Oct 14.5 11.1 8.6
Nov 9.9 6.9 4.6
Dec 7.1 4.7 2.7

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Granville Island are July, August, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid July. For example, on the week of July 9th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late October to early November with an average of 4 days of significant precipitation the week of October 29th.

When can you find snow in Granville Island? 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 Granville Island.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Granville Island (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 43% 0 8.4
Feb 42% 0 4.6
Mar 46% 0 7.5
Apr 31% 0 4.2
May 21% 0 2.6
Jun 18% 0 1.8
Jul 7% 0 1.1
Aug 13% 0 1.9
Sep 20% 0 3.4
Oct 39% 0 6.1
Nov 48% 0 8.9
Dec 45% 0 7.6

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 43 0 21.3
Feb 42 0 11.7
Mar 46 0 19.1
Apr 31 0 10.7
May 21 0 6.6
Jun 18 0 4.6
Jul 7 0 2.8
Aug 13 0 4.8
Sep 20 0 8.6
Oct 39 0 15.5
Nov 48 0 22.6
Dec 45 0 19.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Granville Island has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is July (60.1% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (78.5%).

Wind in Granville Island is usually not reported.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Granville Island.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Max Sustained Wind
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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 0 Still 0 Still
Feb 0 Still 0 Still
Mar 0 Still 0 Still
Apr 0 Still 0 Still
May 0 Still 0 Still
Jun 0 Still 0 Still
Jul 0 Still 0 Still
Aug 0 Still 0 Still
Sep 0 Still 0 Still
Oct 0 Still 0 Still
Nov 0 Still 0 Still
Dec 0 Still 0 Still

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 78.5%
Feb 71.6%
Mar 68.3%
Apr 61.1%
May 61.1%
Jun 61.6%
Jul 60.1%
Aug 63.8%
Sep 70.8%
Oct 76.4%
Nov 75%
Dec 75.4%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Granville Island?

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 Granville Island, BC, Canada is June, followed by July and May. 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 Granville Island in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is very reliable. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 48.5 in December means 48.5% of the tourists vs. June.

 

 

Overall Granville Island Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 67.2°F (19.6°C) and 48.1°F (8.9°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 7 to 14 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is the second busiest for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for things to do.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 2 to 5 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Granville Island, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 70.3°F (21.3°C) and 46.2°F (7.9°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a good amount: 6 to 14 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 too cold this time of year in Granville Island to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 49.2°F (9.6°C) and 43.7°F (6.5°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 12 to 14 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.

 

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