The best times to visit Port Hardy for ideal weather are

June 18th to September 9th

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



Other Port Hardy Travel Info

Weather in Port Hardy


Average temperatures in Port Hardy vary somewhat. 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 17th 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 Port Hardy, the hottest months are August, July, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 68.1°F (20.1°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 51.2°F (10.7°C) at night.

Port Hardy Temperatures (Fahrenheit)


Port Hardy Temperatures (Celsius)


“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.

Port Hardy Perceived Temperature (F)


Port Hardy Perceived Temperature (C)



Average Port Hardy 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 44.4 39.3 34.9
Feb 45.9 39.9 34.7
Mar 47.6 41.1 35.3
Apr 51.9 44.3 36.9
May 57.6 49.5 42.2
Jun 61.6 53.9 46.7
Jul 65.4 57.4 50.2
Aug 66.1 57.7 50.8
Sep 61.9 53.9 47.4
Oct 54.7 48.1 42.2
Nov 47.5 41.7 36.6
Dec 43.1 38.3 33.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 6.9 4.1 1.6
Feb 7.7 4.4 1.5
Mar 8.7 5.1 1.8
Apr 11.1 6.8 2.7
May 14.2 9.7 5.7
Jun 16.4 12.2 8.2
Jul 18.6 14.1 10.1
Aug 18.9 14.3 10.4
Sep 16.6 12.2 8.6
Oct 12.6 8.9 5.7
Nov 8.6 5.4 2.6
Dec 6.2 3.5 1.1



Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Port Hardy are July, August, and then May. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early August. For example, on the week of July 30th there is 1 day of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Port Hardy? Weather stations report moderate or seasonal snow likely to be deepest around January, especially close to early to mid January. The best time to ski (if at all) in Port Hardy is often around around February 26th when fresh powder is deepest. 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 Port Hardy.

Days with precipitation

Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Port Hardy (in).

Snow depth

Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 48% 1.4 9.6
Feb 45% 1.1 5.9
Mar 51% 1.1 7.4
Apr 41% 0.4 4.6
May 25% 0 2.6
Jun 29% 0 2.7
Jul 15% 0 1.8
Aug 22% 0 2.9
Sep 32% 0 5.8
Oct 55% 0 9.4
Nov 61% 0.5 11.2
Dec 57% 0.8 9.8

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 48 3.6 24.4
Feb 45 2.8 15
Mar 51 2.8 18.8
Apr 41 1 11.7
May 25 0 6.6
Jun 29 0 6.9
Jul 15 0 4.6
Aug 22 0 7.4
Sep 32 0 14.7
Oct 55 0 23.9
Nov 61 1.3 28.4
Dec 57 2 24.9


Humidity and Wind

Port Hardy has some extremely humid months, and high humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is April (72.4% relative humidity), and the most humid month is October (85.3%).

Wind in Port Hardy is usually calm. The windiest month is December, followed by November and January. December’s average wind speed of around 7.4 knots (8.5 MPH or 13.7 KPH) is considered “a gentle breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid December where average top sustained speeds reach 16.9 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Port Hardy.

Avg. Relative Humidity


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

Max Sustained Wind
Average Daily Wind

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 6.7 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Feb 6.6 Light breeze 13.3 Significant breeze
Mar 6.5 Light breeze 13.6 Significant breeze
Apr 5.9 Light breeze 12.5 Significant breeze
May 5.3 Light breeze 11.6 Significant breeze
Jun 5 Light breeze 11.4 Significant breeze
Jul 4.8 Light breeze 11.1 Significant breeze
Aug 4 Light breeze 10.2 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.1 Light breeze 10 Significant breeze
Oct 5.5 Light breeze 12 Significant breeze
Nov 6.9 Light breeze 14.2 Significant breeze
Dec 7.4 Gentle breeze 14.6 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 83%
Feb 80.3%
Mar 78.6%
Apr 72.4%
May 75%
Jun 75.8%
Jul 76.3%
Aug 78.7%
Sep 83.5%
Oct 85.3%
Nov 82.1%
Dec 80.8%


Is it Safe to Travel to Port Hardy?

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 Port Hardy, 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 Port Hardy 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

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 extrapolated based on nearby areas. 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 Port Hardy Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 60.1°F (15.6°C) and 45.4°F (7.4°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is very common with 8 to 16 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 5 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Port Hardy, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 63.6°F (17.6°C) and 44.8°F (7.1°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a great amount: 10 to 18 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 Port Hardy to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 46.6°F (8.1°C) and 42°F (5.6°C). On average, it rains or snows a very great amount: 13 to 18 times per month. These times of year are fairly slow with tourists.


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