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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Quatsino Canyon

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Quatsino Canyon...

Quatsino Canyon is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Quatsino Canyon has average variability throughout the year. The temperature ranges from 6.1°C (43°F) in February up to 13.6°C (56.5°F) in the month of September, as shown in the graph below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 10°C (50°F) and the best time for water activities is early fall, since Quatsino Canyon 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 Quatsino Canyon?

The current water temperature in the month of December in the waters close to Quatsino Canyon is approximately:
0°C (32°F)

Are there surf spots close by?

There are not too many surf spots in proximity to Quatsino Canyon. The next good one is Raft Cove, which is 29.2km (42.7miles) away from Quatsino Canyon. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Raft Cove and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Quatsino Canyon are Nootka Island, which is 68.8km (42.7miles) away, and Tofino, located roughly 124.8km (77.5miles) from Quatsino Canyon.

Are there beautiful beaches located close to Quatsino Canyon?

No, not many beaches are located near to Quatsino Canyon. A beach, which is not too far away, is Long Beach, which is 132.9km (82.6miles) away from Quatsino Canyon. If you don't mind the long drive, you can also check out Qualicum Beach, approximately 176.9km (109.9miles) away from Quatsino Canyon.

What wetsuit is recommended for Quatsino Canyon?

The water temperature at Quatsino Canyon is pretty cold, reaching up to 14°C (57°F) in the months of August, September, and October. During this time, in the early fall, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving at Quatsino Canyon. However, during late winter, water temperatures come down to approximately 6°C (43°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is required to feel not too cold, but some might even be fine with a very high-quality 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 Quatsino Canyon?

Due to relatively large water temperature changes throughout the year, fishing and Scuba diving 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 are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions typically change during August, September, and October when water temperatures go up to 9 to 14°C (48-57°F). Fish that can often be found in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Quatsino Canyon: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Quatsino Canyon...

Do you know what the the city Mansalay in the Philippines, the city Stafford in the United States, and the city Vigeland in the Norway have in common with Quatsino Canyon? Click on the links to find out...