The best times to visit Vancouver Coast for ideal weather are
June 18th to August 26th
based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.
Vancouver Coast Travel Guide
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Weather in Vancouver Coast
Average temperatures in Vancouver Coast vary greatly. Considering humidity, temperatures feel cold for most of the year with a fair chance of precipitation about half 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 Vancouver Coast, the hottest months are July, August, and then September. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally mid August where highs are regularly around 75.1°F (23.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 53.5°F (11.9°C) at night.
Vancouver Coast Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Vancouver Coast 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.
Vancouver Coast Perceived Temperature (F)
Vancouver Coast Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Vancouver Coast 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 Vancouver Coast are February, March, 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 early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in late July with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of July 23rd.
When can you find snow in Vancouver Coast? Weather stations report very large amounts of snow likely to be deepest around March, especially close to early to mid February. The best time to ski (if at all) in Vancouver Coast is often around around January 29th 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 Vancouver Coast.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Vancouver Coast (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
Vancouver Coast has some extremely humid months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (53.3% relative humidity), and the most humid month is January (88.6%).
Wind in Vancouver Coast is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is May, followed by July and June. May’s average wind speed of around 1.7 knots (2 MPH or 3.2 KPH) is considered “light air.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early to mid June where average top sustained speeds reach 3.5 knots, which is considered light air.
Relative Humidity (%)
The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Vancouver Coast.
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||1||Barely noticeable||1.9||Barely noticeable|
|Feb||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.1||Barely noticeable|
|Mar||1.4||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Apr||1.6||Barely noticeable||2.6||Barely noticeable|
|May||1.7||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|Jun||1.7||Barely noticeable||3.1||Barely noticeable|
|Jul||1.7||Barely noticeable||3||Barely noticeable|
|Aug||1.6||Barely noticeable||2.9||Barely noticeable|
|Sep||1.4||Barely noticeable||2.5||Barely noticeable|
|Oct||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.1||Barely noticeable|
|Nov||1.1||Barely noticeable||2.3||Barely noticeable|
Show Relative Humidity by Month
|Month||Avg. Relative Humidity|
Is it Safe to Travel to Vancouver Coast?
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 Vancouver Coast, BC, Canada is July, followed by May and June. 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 Vancouver Coast 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
Overall Vancouver Coast Travel Experience by Season
Spring (March through May)
Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel moderately cold. Highs range from 59.8°F (15.4°C) and 34.9°F (1.6°C) with warmer temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 4 to 7 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 7 to 8 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Vancouver Coast, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.
Fall (September through November)
Fall daily highs range from 69.7°F (20.9°C) and 32.3°F (0.2°C), which will feel chilly given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 9 to 10 days per month. Tourism is the second busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be slightly higher priced.
Winter (December through February)
Weather is far too cold this time of year in Vancouver Coast to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 37.6°F (3.1°C) and 28.3°F (-2.1°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 3 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.