Victoria, British Columbia's capital, basks on the southern tip of Vancouver Island and sparkles in one of Canada's mildest climates.
This area is the sunniest spot (averaging 2,183 hours of sunshine per year) in the province and the gentlest in the country in terms of climate, environment, and lifestyle.
Victoria has the mildest climate in Canada. The area owes its moderate temperatures to the prevailing westerly winds blowing off the Pacific Ocean. The pacific maintains a year-round, constant 10°C (50°F) temperature and so is warmer than the land in winter and cooler in summer, keeping the temperatures in a comfortable range.
Rugged mountains confine this moderate climate to a narrow band of British Columbia between the ocean and the coast mountains. The Olympics of Northern Washington and the Vancouver Island mountains shelter the southern and eastern regions of the Island with Victoria benefiting the most. As a result, Victoria has the lowest rainfall and the most sunshine recorded of any West Coast region.
Average daytime temperatures range from 22 C° / 71° F in July to 7° C / 45° F in December. Our weather, along with the fact that Victoria offers year-round golf, whale watching, fishing, horseback riding, cycling, diving, bungy jumping, hiking, wildlife viewing, kayaking, canoeing, and much more, makes the "Garden City" an ideal destination any time of the year.
The climate here is even more temperate than that of Vancouver, with a sunny climate of an average of 2,000 hours of sunshine annually, the temperatures seldom drop below freezing or rise above 20 degrees Celsius.
The temperatures listed below are the average daily minimum and maximum temperatures for Victoria.
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