Weather & Climate
Protected by the mountains and warmed by the Pacific ocean currents, Vancouver is one of the warmest cities in Canada.
Although Vancouver has a reputation for rain, it actually ranks as the 9th rainiest location in Canada with Prince Rupert, Port Alberni, Chilliwack, Abbotsford, Campbell River, Halifax, Sydney, and St. John’s beating Vancouver for average yearly rainfall. Vancouver’s wettest months are November and December with an average precipitation of 182mm. And – with an average of just 41mm of precipitation – July and August are the driest months in Vancouver.
Vancouver also ranks 34th for the least sunshine year round and 26th for the fewest sunny days. To learn more about how Vancouver ranks for other weather data, visit Environment Canada: