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

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

Parksville is a beach in Canada. The water temperature around Parksville changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 6.7°C (44.1°F) in February up to 16.6°C (61.9°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 Parksville 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 Parksville?

The current water temperature in the month of June at Parksville is approximately:
15°C (58°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Parksville. A good spot nearby is Hansons, which is just 31.4km (32.4miles) away from Parksville. Click here for more information on Hansons and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Parksville are Port Renfrew, which is ca 52.1km (32.4miles) away, and Sombrio Beach, located 57km (35.4miles) from Parksville.

Are there any other nice beaches close by?

Yes, there are several gorgeous beaches close to Parksville. The nearest one is Qualicum Beach, which is 6.1km (3.8miles) away from Parksville. Another fun beach near Parksville is Spanish Bank, which is approximately 49.2km (30.6miles) away.

What kind of wetsuit thickness is needed for Parksville?

The water temperature at Parksville is relatively cold, reaching up to 17°C (62°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 2-3mm wetsuit might be required to be in the water for a good amount of time, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving at Parksville. However, during late winter, sea temperatures cool down to 7°C (44°F). During these months, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for several hours, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very chilly conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be better to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing near Parksville?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes during the year, diving and fishing conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 7 to 12°C (44-53°F) during January, February, and March. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod love this temperature range. The conditions usually change during July, August, and September when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters of this temperature range include: Red Snapper, Skipjack Tuna, Striped Bass, and Weakfish.

Directions to Parksville: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Parksville...

Do you know what the the city Moraira in Spain, the city Spencerville in United States, and the city West Scarborough in United States have in common with Parksville? Click on the links to find out...