Vancouver Weather in December

Averages By Month

December Overview

While it hardly snows in Vancouver, there are still around 17 rainy days in December. The temperatures are between lows of 36°F (2°C) and highs of 45°F (7°C) and there is on average only one hour of sunshine per day. Though it may in terms of weather be quite dark and rainy, Vancouver turns into the perfect location for your Christmas holidays with lots of sparkling lights and events!

If you chose to visit Vancouver in December, you should take a ride on the Bright Nights Christmas Train in Stanley Park because it’s the ideal place to get into a festive Christmas spirit. At Robson Squareyou can rent a pair of ice skates and show your skills in the ice rink which is fully protected from the rain. Talking about some Christmas spirit, you definitely should not miss Vancouver’s German-inspired Christmas Market at Jack Pode Park with opportunities to get your last-minute Christmas gifts, try some delicious food and drinks and listen to some Christmas carol singers - plus you may get the chance to meet Santa Claus himself!

High and Low Temperature in December °F

Water Temperature in December °F

Current Weather Vancouver

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Local Time

Hourly 10 Days

Averages Vancouver

  J F M A M J J A S O N D

High °F

43° 46° 50° 57° 64° 70° 73° 73° 66° 57° 48° 45°

Low °F

34° 34° 37° 41° 46° 52° 55° 54° 50° 45° 39° 36°


2 3 4 6 7 7 9 8 6 4 2 1

Rain days

15 14 14 11 9 7 5 5 8 12 17 17

Water °F

43° 43° 45° 49° 56° 62° 67° 67° 62° 54° 48° 44°

Vancouver Weather by Month

Best Time to Visit Vancouver

Especially in winter Vancouver faces a lot of rainfall, sometimes it can get quite stormy, but it hardly ever snows. Springtime brings pleasant temperatures, more sunshine and blooming flowers with it whereas summer is the driest and warmest season. In fall the temperatures drop again as winter gets nearer and the weather becomes more changeable and stormier again.

Vancouver really is always worth a visit but in terms of weather, summer (June to September) is the perfect time to go there. Nonetheless, you have to expect crowds during this time of the year. If you want to avoid the crowds then April, May and October are also good options. No matter what time of the year you chose for your trip, Vancouver always has something to discover!

Things to know about Vancouver

Vancouver may often be referred to as "Raincouver” but the city is so much more than just rain. In fact, it is the driest city in the entire country and definitely worth visiting! You may not think so but the city is quite compact. It is also a very safe place and it is easy to get around on foot which is a great way to experience the city’s vibe. Wandering around, you will quickly see that Vancouver has a lot to offer: city, beach and mountain vibes - what more could one ask for?! There are always events happening and food lovers, sports fans and artists are going to adore Vancouver and there is always something to discover making Vancouver a perfect spot for the whole family. If you consider paying Vancouver a visit, make sure to check out the list below as it contains activities and attractions for both rainy and sunny days.

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