Vancouver weather in April is typically mild and comfortable with occasional spring showers. The average temperature during the day is around 12°C (54°F) with lows of around 6°C (43°F) at night. April gets less rain than March, but it is still recommended to pack a raincoat or umbrella as the city can experience some rainfall throughout the month. The city’s location on the coast also means that it can be quite windy, so it is advisable to bring a light jacket or sweater for cooler days. Overall, April is a pleasant time to visit Vancouver with blooming flowers and trees, making it an excellent season to explore the city’s parks and natural beauty.
Average Temperatures and Rainfall in Vancouver in April
Average High Temperature in Vancouver in April: 12°C (54°F)
Average Low Temperature in Vancouver in April: 6°C (43°F)
Average Days of Rain: 12
Is April a Good Time to Visit Vancouver?
April is an excellent time to visit Vancouver due to its mild temperatures, blooming flowers, and minimal crowds. The city’s coastal location makes it prone to rainy weather throughout the year, but April is one of the driest months, providing visitors with ample opportunities to explore the city’s outdoor attractions without getting soaked.
One of the most popular events in Vancouver in April is the Vancouver cherry blossom festival. The city’s parks and gardens, such as Stanley Park and Queen Elizabeth Park, burst with colors during this time, making it a perfect time to take a stroll, have a picnic or take some memorable photos. Additionally, the city is relatively less crowded during April, allowing visitors to experience Vancouver’s diverse culture, shopping and food scene without dealing with the peak season crowds. Overall, the mild weather, spring blooms, and fewer crowds make April an ideal time to visit Vancouver.
Vancouver Events in April
There are plenty of things to do in Vancouver in April. It is the start of whale watching season in British Columbia. Check out these popular whale-watching tours if you have never seen these majestic animals in the ocean! It is also a popular time to explore the region’s cherry blossoms.
Major dates and holidays in 2023
April 7 – Good Friday
April 9 – Easter Sunday
April 22 – Earth Day
Where to Stay in Vancouver April
LUXURY: Pan Pacific Vancouver, Fairmont Pacific Rim
BOUTIQUE: Blue Horizon Hotel
MIDRANGE: Sandman Suites on Davie
The good thing about booking hotels in April is that it is low season. It is one of the cheapest times to be staying in the city. If you are a local looking for a staycation, check out this article on the best hotels in Vancouver with pools! Look for the ones with indoor pools if you want to enjoy a soak!
Vancouver Travel Resources for 2023
If you are from out of town these resources should be helpful for your trip to Vancouver!
RENTAL CAR: You definitely want to rent one in advance and grab it at the airport. Start with a rental car comparison company like this one or this one.
LOCAL TOURS: Looking for the perfect city tour, whale watching tour, bus tour, brewery tour (these are awesome) Start with Get Your Guide and Viator Tours.
BOOK A PHOTOSHOOT: Capture those memories! Book a romantic or family photoshoot while on holiday! Click Here to find a local photographer. Use code LINDSAY to save $25 off your first photoshoot!
HOTELS: Find the best hotel selection on booking.comor hostelworld.com
CRUISING? If you are cruising from Vancouver or even considering it in the future, find information and cruise reviews on cruisecritic.com
A good rain jacket is always a good idea, even in the summer. While you are not likely to get wet in July and August, late august almost always sees a wet day, and May, June and September will also get rain.
A good power bank to charge phones and other devices while out for the day. After a day of videoing, GPS and taking photos, the last thing you want is a dead cell phone. These are inexpensive and come in handy during the day.
A Universal Adapter is going to be handy for International Visitors. Canada uses the same plugs as the USA but if you are coming from somewhere else abroad, grab yourself one before you arrive.
Most stores have gone away from plastic shopping bags and those who do have them likely charge for them. Either buy a cute reusable one (makes a great souvenir) when you arrive or bring a small one with you!
Reusable water bottles are also a good idea. Tap water is drinkable all over Vancouver and there are plenty of water fountain options to get water. You can buy and recycle water bottles anywhere, but why shell out wasteful dollars when you can drink the tap water all over British Columbia?
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!