September in Vancouver

September in Vancouver



Allan Fotheringham once called Vancouver the Canadian city with the best climate and the worst weather. September has the potential to show visitors great Vancouver weather -- mild and clear; however, dull and grey is another possibility. That being said - Vancouver has a lot to offer in the beautiful month of September - when the summer stretches out long and comfortably well into October.

  • Average September temperature: 14.4ºC / 58ºF
  • September average high: 18.3ºC / 65ºF
  • September average low: 10ºC / 50ºF
  • September is not so rainy in a city famous for its rain. Expect rain about 7 - 9 days out of 30 in September.


What to Pack for Vancouver in September:
  • Warm, waterproof clothing; lighter clothing; closed-toe shoes.
  • Umbrella
  • Sunhat, sunglasses, sunscreen (be optimistic)
  • Sweaters, jacket -- evenings by water can be cooler than you think.

Another plus in September is that there are less tourists and the good deals on travel, accomodations and attractions begin. Keep in mind that the first weekend of the month is Labour Day - so be aware of store closures and bigger crowds.

Vancouver in September - Cultural Highlights:

  • Ongoing through September 26
    Fox, Fluevog & Friends at MOV
  •  What: The gorgeous fashion and shoe artistry of Vancouver's own John Fluevog--along with his original partner, Peter Fox--is showcased at the revitalized Museum of Vancouver (MOV).
    Where: Museum of Vancouver
    $12; $8 - $10 for kids, students and seniors
  • Thursday, September 2 – Sunday, September 12
    Vancouver Latin American Film Festival
    What: This Latin American film festival has documentaries, feature films, film panels and workshops.
    Where: Various locations around Vancouver; see site for details
    Cost: See site for details
  • Saturday, September 11
    Davie Day
    What: The annual Davie Day Street Festival is fun for the whole family with a heritage zone, kid zone, doggy zone, live music, and more.
    Where:Davie Street from Burrard to Broughton, Downtown Vancouver
    Cost: : Free

  • Thursday, September 16 – Sunday, September 26
    Vancouver Global ComedyFest
    What:The 7th annual ComedyFest brings comedy performers from across Canada and the US to Vancouver for a week of some of the best comedy around. Performers include Charlie Murphy, Tom Green and Gerry Dee.
    Where: Various locations in Metro Vancouver; see site for details
    Cost: Various; see site for details

  • Saturday, September 25                                         
    Renfrew Ravine Moon Festival
    What:The annual moon festival combines Asian mid-autumn celebrations with western harvest festival traditions to create a beautiful community event. The event begins with a Harvest Fair at Slocan Park, continues with a Twilight Lantern Walk to the site of the grand finale at Renfrew Field.
    Where: Slocan Park to Renfrew Field; see site for route schedule map
    Cost: Free

  • Saturday, September 25 – Monday, September 27
    Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: The VSO’s Opening Weekend
    What:The VSO's 2010/2011 Season Opening weekend begins with beautiful, Romantic French classics, in a concert featuring sensational pianist Avan Yu.
    Where: Orpheum Theatre, 884 Granville St., Vancouver
    Cost: : $25 - $78.50

September - Highlights for Kids:
  • Stanley Parkhas much to offer kids, from kiddie driving lessons to a farmyard to a free waterpark.
  • Ongoing through September 6
    100th Anniversary Fair at PNE Vancouver
    What: The Fair at the PNE is fun for the whole family: over 800 performances and exhibits and more than 50 exciting rides and attractions.
    Where: Pacific National Exhibition, 2901 E Hastings St., Vancouver
    Cost: $15 admission; $39.75 ride pass; online discounts available—see site for details.


So swing into the fall in Vancouver with ease and enjoy all that this wonderful city has to offer!


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