Weather in August in Canada

Many people wonder what the weather conditions are in August in Canada. Is this month a good time to go to Canada? To answer that question we created this page with all the information you need.

What is the weather like in Canada in August?

The weather in Canada in August ranges from poor to perfect depending on the destination. August is a summer month in Canada.

August has maximum daytime temperatures ranging from cold in Alert with 3°C (37°F) to warm temperatures in Kamloops with 28°C (83°F). Nighttime temperatures generally drop to 14°C (56°F) in Kamloops and -1°C (30°F) in Alert. It is a very warm month in some areas, so be prepared and make sure to dress lightly.

Precipitation ranges from low in Victoria with 23mm (0.9inch) rainfall to heavy in Prince Rupert with 163mm (6.4inch) rainfall. In general it is also a sunny month with an average of 245 hours of sunshine in Toronto during the whole month.

Where to go in Canada in August

Find the average weather conditions in August for the most popular destinations in Canada on the map below. Click on a destination dot for more detailed information.

Legend perfect weather pleasant tolerable unpleasant poor
Perfect weather is subjective. On this map perfect weather has been defined with temperatures between 20-29ºC / 68-84ºF and not too much precipitation (less than 90mm / 3.5inch a month).

Popular destinations in Canada

What is the weather like in August for the 5 most popular destinations in Canada?

Average weather in Toronto

In August Toronto generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (78°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 17°C (63°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Toronto
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 80°F 
18°C / 64°F 
280 hours 
64mm / 2.5inch 
10 days 
26°C / 78°F 
17°C / 63°F 
245 hours 
81mm / 3.2inch 
10 days 
21°C / 70°F 
14°C / 56°F 
195 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
11 days 
Climate in Toronto

Average weather in Montréal

In August Montréal generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 25°C (77°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (59°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Montréal
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 80°F 
16°C / 61°F 
272 hours 
89mm / 3.5inch 
13 days 
25°C / 77°F 
15°C / 59°F 
245 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
14 days 
21°C / 69°F 
10°C / 50°F 
183 hours 
83mm / 3.3inch 
13 days 
Climate in Montréal

Average weather in Quebec City

In August Quebec City generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 24°C (74°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 13°C (55°F) and high monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are pleasant that month.

Quebec City
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
25°C / 77°F 
14°C / 56°F 
253 hours 
121mm / 4.8inch 
14 days 
24°C / 74°F 
13°C / 55°F 
232 hours 
104mm / 4.1inch 
13 days 
18°C / 64°F 
8°C / 46°F 
163 hours 
115mm / 4.5inch 
13 days 
Climate in Quebec City

Average weather in Vancouver

In August Vancouver generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 22°C (72°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 14°C (57°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Vancouver
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
22°C / 72°F 
14°C / 57°F 
289 hours 
35mm / 1.4inch 
6 days 
22°C / 72°F 
14°C / 57°F 
277 hours 
36mm / 1.4inch 
7 days 
19°C / 66°F 
11°C / 52°F 
212 hours 
53mm / 2.1inch 
8 days 
Climate in Vancouver

Average weather in Ottawa

In August Ottawa generally has warm temperatures with maximum daytime temperatures around 26°C (78°F), minimum nighttime temperatures around 15°C (58°F) and moderate monthly rainfall. So on average the conditions are perfect that month.

Ottawa
Max temperature Max temp
Min temperature Min temp
Monthly sun hours Sun hours
Monthly rainfall Rainfall
Monthly rainy days Rainy days
Weather conditions Weather
<<   July July
<<  
27°C / 80°F 
16°C / 60°F 
280 hours 
85mm / 3.3inch 
11 days 
26°C / 78°F 
15°C / 58°F 
251 hours 
82mm / 3.2inch 
11 days 
21°C / 69°F 
10°C / 51°F 
178 hours 
94mm / 3.7inch 
13 days 
Climate in Ottawa

Is your destination not in the list? Have a look at other destinations in Canada.

Is August the best time to go to Canada?

In our opinion August is one of the best times to visit Canada with commonly perfect weather in Toronto. However, the weather conditions may vary depending on your destination.

On average the best time to visit Canada is in June, July, August and September with generally perfect weather in Toronto. The worst months are January, February, March, November and December that can have poor weather conditions.

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