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Vancouver in January - Weather and Event Guide

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January Weather in Vancouver

Snowfall is rare in winter, but some Vancouver winters have seen a lot. but rain is the norm. November & December are Vancouver's rainiest months, but January continues to be very rainy.
  • Average January temperature: 3ºC / 37ºF
  • January average high: 5ºC / 41ºF
  • January average low: -1ºC / 29ºF

    Be prepared for rain on any given day in Vancouver in January; but don't let the rain discourage you - there's plenty to do in Vancouver on a rainy day.

What to Pack for Vancouver in January:

  • Warm, waterproof clothing; sweaters, hoodies, light jackets, heavier jacket
  • Hat, scarf, mits or gloves
  • Closed-toe shoes; boots
  • Gloves, hat
  • Umbrella

Vancouver in January Perks:

Vancouver in January Cons:

  • Rain

Good to Know about Vancouver in January:

  • January 1st is New Year's Day and a statutory holiday across Canada where pretty much everything is closed.

Vancouver in January Highlights:

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