Victoria, B.C. Weather & Climate
Located in a sub-Mediterranean zone, Victoria, British Columbia boasts the mildest climate in Canada and the driest summers. Victoria receives an average of 308 clear days each year and, contrary to popular belief about the region, only 66.5 cm (26.2") of rain. How does this compare? Both Vancouver and New York City get twice as much precipitation and Victoria has 5 times as many sunny days as Seattle!
Summer is comfortably warm and dry. Victoria has a very low humidity ratio and almost constant offshore breezes keep summer days from becoming too hot and summer evenings cool. This makes Victoria the perfect location for spending all day at outdoors. Between beautiful beaches, great restaurants with sunny patios and numerous festivals and events there won't be a shortage of things to do.
Victoria often enjoys a warm, sunny September with fall arriving late in the month. Deciduous trees change colour and lawns and golf courses are green and lush throughout the winter. You can explore nature's spectacles on a relaxing fall walk and get in the Halloween spirit in the haunted capital of British Colombia.
Victoria receives rainfall during January, February and March, with occasional light snowfall. Although winters are mild and rarely include snow, warmer clothing is recommended between the months of November and March. As Victoria gets ready for Christmas, the city is filled with lights and a hot drink will keep you warm and feeling cozy.
Average Temperatures in Victoria