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Is Mid-March a good time to go to Vancouver

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Is Mid-March a good time to go to Vancouver

I'll be in Vancouver in mid-March. I heard it's the end of Winter and the Start of Spring in mid March, but I'm afraid it will be really cold around that time. Need advise please. Thanks!!

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1. Re: Is Mid-March a good time to go to Vancouver

Here is a guide for what to expect for March weather.


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Weather in Vancouver is very difficult to predict. We had winter earlier this week, with snow and below freezing temperatures. Some schools in the eastern part of the Lower Mainland closed for a day. Today, on the other hand, was spring-like, and I think we hit a record high. Virtually all the snow is gone.

March can be blustery. No snow (we rarely receive any after the end of January). However, it can be windy and raining, at times.

Here is the link to the Environment Canada website for Vancouver. You can access historical data by clicking on "More Info" on the bottom right-hand side of the page


You should know that the temperatures will be celsius, not farenheit. Here is a link that someone found on another forum that gives you the equivalents -


(You'll need to cut and paste it. It doesn't seem to want to operate as an actual link.)

Edited: 15 January 2011, 04:41
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The snow tires stay on until the end of March. Just in case. Compared to somewhere like San Diego, you would find it cold and blustery (very good choice of words.) But compared to somewhere like San Francisco, it might be very similar, especially when the fog rolls in and things get quite chilly.

We don't plant bedding plants with any confidence until after Mother's Day, the second weekend in May. There is a chance of frost up to then.

Here's a link that's set up for Vancouver weather in °F


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4. Re: Is Mid-March a good time to go to Vancouver

Vancouver weather is mild, I wore a T-shirt today. I would say March could be rainy, but won't be cold. You will see all sorts of people out and about in light jackets.

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