VANCOUVER ISLAND - WHEN TO GO
WHEN TO VISIT
Vancouver Island features the most pleasant climate in Canada. During the chilly winter months, the temperature rarely falls below 32 °F. Vancouver Island has the best weather during the summer, and the temperature does not exceed 82–91 °F. Thanks to its significant amount of annual rainfall, the island looks inviting and green throughout the year.
At any time of the year, Vancouver is sure to delight and surprise. The best time of the year to visit Vancouver Island is during the summer months (mid-June through mid-September). There are two major reasons why summer is the best time to visit the island. First, most people in North America travel more during summer. Second, the island features the best weather at this time of the year – sunny, warm days and comfortably cool evenings.
Summer is the best time to explore the scenic beaches on the island as well as do some whale watching or plan a wine tasting tour. With the exception of snow sports, you can enjoy more outdoor fun in the summer months like hiking, cycling, kayaking. Also, summer is packed with lots of freebies for both locals and travelers alike including free music festivals and cultural festivals. One of the highlights is the Celebration of Light fireworks competition.
If you love outdoor adventures, then you’ll enjoy your trip to Vancouver Island any time of the year.