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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 coastal city in Canada. It is a comparatively little coastal town close to the ocean with a population of 21150 people. The water temperature around Parksville has average variability year round. 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 near Parksville?

The current water temperature in the month of September near 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 31.4km (32.4miles) away from Parksville. Click here to check out more information on Hansons and its current water temperature. Other fun surfspots near Parksville are Port Renfrew, which is approximately 52.2km (32.4miles) away, and Sombrio Beach, located 57km (35.4miles) from Parksville.

Are there beautiful beaches close by?

Yes, there are a few other beautiful beaches in close proximity to Parksville. The nearest one is Parksville, which is only 0.1km (0.1miles) away from Parksville. Another good beach near Parksville is Qualicum Beach, which is approximately 6.1km (3.8miles) away.

What wetsuit is recommended for Parksville?

The water temperature around 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 3/2 wetsuit might be recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be fine with a jumpsuit or even a wetsuit top for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during late winter, water temperatures drop down to 7°C (44°F). During this season, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for more than 20 minutes, but some might even be ok with a very good 4/3mm suit for short periods of time . For very windy conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the scuba diving and fishing close to Parksville?

Due to relatively large temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving conditions alter quite a bit 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 can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions change during summer when water temperatures go up to 12 to 17°C (53-62°F). Fish which can often times be found in waters with these temperatures 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...

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