Cycling along the Seawall and Stanley Park, Vancouver


Vancouver – Best time to go

Best time to visit Vancouver

There is no bad time to visit Vancouver – being Canada’s mildest city, the weather is rarely severe and the incredible experiences and activities carry on no matter the season. Below is a guide to what you can expect to see and do for each season.

Spring Season
Spring is one of the best times to visit Vancouver – take advantage of the beautiful weather and watch the city come alive with crocuses, daffodils and azaleas beginning to bloom, as well as the famous Cherry Blossom trees. Visit the Cherry Blossom festival in February to see this spectacle and to also take advantage of some excellent shopping bargains along Robson Street.

Summer Season
Being mild, the city rarely gets too hot, or too humid, thanks to the cool ocean breezes, and is rarely rainy – however it can get busy with lots of people choosing to visit at this time. Summer in Vancouver is all about enjoying the great outdoors, from cycling along the Seawall to visiting the resident Grizzly bears on Grouse Mountain and even heading out into the Strait of Georgia to spot whales.

Autumn Season
September and October can be two of the best months to visit Vancouver, with long, warm days, smaller crowds, and barely any rainfall. See the stunning Fall colours with a stroll through Stanley Park and sample the incredible local harvest at foodie heaven – Granville Island Market located in Coal Harbor.

Winter Season

Winters in Vancouver are mild and rainy and rarely see freezing temperatures. There is still plenty to see and do during the Winter season and you can get some great bargains on hotel stays. Head to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park to see the bridges lit up with Christmas lights, take a stroll around the city’s Christmas Markets and enjoy some ice staking on the Robson Square Ice Rink.