Vancouver Water Temperature

(Today) 2024

16.9°C / 62.5°F

The water will feel medium. The water will feel a bit chilly in just bathers / swimming costume. If you plan on wearing a wetsuit 4/3mm should be thick enough.

*Live data from Entrance To English Bay: 15.2°C / 59.4°F

Current weather

13°C / 56°F
(few clouds)
Partly cloudy
Wind
3 mph
Humidity
82%

The measurements for the water temperature in Vancouver, British Columbia are provided by the daily satellite readings provided by the NOAA. The temperatures given are the sea surface temperature (SST) which is most relevant to recreational users.

*Live data may vary from satellite readings for a number of reasons. These include local factors, depth of smapling and time of day.

Water temp by month

Monthly average max / min water temperatures

The graph below shows the range of monthly Vancouver water temperature derived from many years of historical sea surface temperature data.

Vancouver average maximum / minimum water temperatures
Maximum and minimum monthly sea temperatures in Vancouver
  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Min °C 6.2 5.9 5.9 6.3 6.9 7.4 9.3 9.9 10.3 8.7 7.6 6.8
Max °C 7.8 7.8 8.3 8.4 9.8 10.8 11.5 12.7 12.3 11.6 9.9 8.5
Min °F 43.8 43.3 43.6 44.1 45.5 46.7 49.6 50.9 51.3 48.8 46.6 44.9
Max °F 45.4 45.2 46 46.2 48.4 50.1 51.8 53.7 53.3 51.7 48.9 46.6

The warmest water temperature is in August with an average around 52.3°F / 11.3°C. The coldest month is February with an average water temperature of 44.2°F / 6.8°C.


7 day tide forecast for Vancouver

MonTueWedThuFriSatSun
  • Low 2:20am
    (3.63m)
  • High 6:26am
    (4.23m)
  • Low 2:16pm
    (0.27m)
  • High 9:53pm
    (4.71m)
  • Low 3:15am
    (3.45m)
  • High 7:24am
    (4.05m)
  • Low 2:58pm
    (0.42m)
  • High 10:31pm
    (4.73m)
  • Low 4:16am
    (3.18m)
  • High 8:30am
    (3.8m)
  • Low 3:42pm
    (0.71m)
  • High 11:08pm
    (4.74m)
  • Low 5:21am
    (2.81m)
  • High 9:44am
    (3.53m)
  • Low 4:26pm
    (1.16m)
  • High 11:43pm
    (4.73m)
  • Low 6:23am
    (2.36m)
  • High 11:13am
    (3.31m)
  • Low 5:15pm
    (1.72m)
  • High 12:17am
    (4.7m)
  • Low 7:19am
    (1.87m)
  • High 1:03pm
    (3.31m)
  • Low 6:09pm
    (2.35m)
  • High 12:50am
    (4.63m)
  • Low 8:11am
    (1.41m)
  • High 2:53pm
    (3.57m)
  • Low 7:19pm
    (2.94m)
7 day tide times for Vancouver

*These tide times are estimates based on the nearest accurate location (False Creek, British Columbia) and may differ by up to half an hour depending on distance. Please note, the tide times given are not suitable for navigational purposes.