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Vancouver in August - Weather and Event Guide


August Weather in Vancouver is warm and comfortable and rarely scorching:

August is warm, comfortable and rarely scorching.
  • Average August temperature: 17°C / 63°F
  • August average high: 23°C / 74°F
  • August average low: 12°C / 54°F
  • Evenings, especially in the surrounding mountains, can be cool, so it's best to pack a light jacket and sweater. Visitors can expect rain about 11 days out of 31 in August.

What to Pack for Vancouver in August:

  • Shorts; t-shirts; light-colored, long sleeve shirts; light, long pants; sandals; closed-toe shoes; rainwear.
  • Umbrella
  • Bug spray if you're heading out of the city.
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Evenings, especially in the surrounding mountains, can be cool, so it's best to pack a light jacket and sweater.

Vancouver in August Perks:

  • Festivals galore and lots of waterfront activities to enjoy.
  • Summertime means the full throng of summer visitors has arrived; something is always going on in Vancouver in summer.
  • Summertime is patio season - a nice way to wile away the day or evening.

Vancouver in August Cons:

  • High season means higher travel prices, fuller than usual hotels and restaurants and possibly longer lineups at Vancouver's tourist attractions.

Good to Know about Vancouver in August:

  • The first Monday of August is a public holiday in BC (and most Canadian provinces). Banks and most stores will be closed. Expect crowds that weekend.

Vancouver in August - Cultural Highlights:

Vancouver in August - Music Highlights:

  • Festival Vancouver: A summer music festival featuring national and international artists performing orchestral, choral, world and chamber music, jazz and opera in more than 50 concerts. Various venues.

Vancouver in August - Highlights for Kids:

  • The Fair - Pacific National Exhibition, August - September: A variety of concerts, folk and country music, agricultural exhibitions and an amusement park highlight this family fair. Pacific National Exhibition Grounds at Hastings Park.
  • Kerrisdale Days, August: Celebrate Kerrisdale Days with activities for the whole family including clowns, mimes, magicians, singers and bands. Noon-4pm in the Kerrisdale business area.
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