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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Kitsilano, Canada

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Kitsilano...

Kitsilano is a beach in Canada. The water temperature around Kitsilano varies significantly throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 5.9°C (42.7°F) in January up to 17°C (62.6°F) in the month of August, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 11°C (52°F) and the best time for water activities is late summer, since Kitsilano is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Kitsilano?

The current water temperature in the month of December at Kitsilano is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close to Kitsilano?

There are not too many surf spots close to Kitsilano. The next good one is Point roberts point, which is about 20.1km (33.6miles) away from Kitsilano. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Point roberts point and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Kitsilano are Midgets, which is roughly 54km (33.6miles) away, and Hansons, located roughly 64.6km (40.2miles) from Kitsilano.

Are there any other nice beaches close to Kitsilano?

Yes, there are several other nice beaches in proximity to Kitsilano. The closest one is English Bay, which is just 1.1km (0.7miles) away from Kitsilano. Another good beach near Kitsilano is Jericho Beach, which is 1.5km (0.9miles) away.

What wetsuit is needed for Kitsilano?

The water temperature at Kitsilano is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (63°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during December, January, and February, water temperatures cool down to roughly 6°C (43°F). During these months, a 4-5mm wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to carry a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Kitsilano?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (43-52°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during July, August, and September when temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (54-63°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Kitsilano: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Kitsilano...

Do you know what the the city Stonington in the United States, the island Krk in the Croatia, and the city Scordia in the Italy have in common with Kitsilano? Click on the links to find out...