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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Vancouver Gap

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Vancouver Gap...

Vancouver Gap is a geographical landform. The water temperature around Vancouver Gap changes moderately during the year. The temperature ranges from 8.4°C (47.1°F) in February up to 15.4°C (59.7°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 Vancouver Gap 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 Vancouver Gap?

The current water temperature in the month of February in the waters close to Vancouver Gap is approximately:
8°C (47°F)

Are there surf spots near by?

There are not too many surf spots in close proximity to Vancouver Gap. A spot, which is not too far away, is Raft Cove, which is roughly 58.2km (55.8miles) away from Vancouver Gap. Click here for more information on Raft Cove and its current water temperature. Other surfspots near Vancouver Gap are Nootka Island, which is roughly 89.8km (55.8miles) away, and Tofino, located 141km (87.6miles) from Vancouver Gap.

Are there beautiful beaches near by?

No, not many beaches are close to Vancouver Gap. A beach, which is not too far away, is Long Beach, which is almost 149.1km (92.6miles) away from Vancouver Gap. If you don't mind the drive, you can also visit Qualicum Beach, which is 200.5km (124.5miles) away from Vancouver Gap.

What wetsuit thickness do I need for Vancouver Gap?

The water temperature at Vancouver Gap is pretty cold, reaching up to 15°C (60°F) in the months of July, August, and September. During this time, in the late summer, a 3-4mm wetsuit is required to be able to stay in the water for a significant amount of time, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or diving . Nevertheless, during January, February, and March, temperatures cool down to approximately 8°C (47°F). In this season, 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 cold 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 Vancouver Gap?

Due to relatively large sea temperature changes during the year, fishing and diving conditions alter a lot depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 8 to 13°C (47-56°F) during winter. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod can usually be found in waters of this temperature range. The conditions normally change during summer when temperatures reach 10 to 15°C (51-60°F). Fish which love this water temperature include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Vancouver Gap: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Interesting facts about Vancouver Gap...

Do you know what the the city Nipah Panjang in Indonesia, the city Pelabuhan Dagang in Indonesia, and the city Pedroucos in Portugal have in common with Vancouver Gap? Click on the links to find out...