Salmon Beach receives the same typical weather you can expect on the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Lying in the heart of the Pacific’s Largest Temperate Rain Forest this bio-diverse climate gives life to an abundance of flora and fauna that thrive on the warm and moist weather. This area is so special that Canada deemed much of the surrounding area and islands in Barkley Sound a national park. Talk a walk in any direction from Salmon Beach and you will find yourself in a distinct natural wonder. From sandy Beaches, rocky headlands, ancient old growth cedar and fir forests and snow capped mountains.
You hear about the wet West Coast often and many assume it is always raining here, however that is not the case. While Salmon Beach does receive plenty of rain around 3000mm annually, it is also known to have stretches of gorgeous sunny weather. Being on the coast, Weather can roll in and just as quickly out of the area. You may wake up to the sound of pounding rain but by 10:00am the clouds have cleared and the sun is shinning. You are best to always be prepared for all kinds of weather in Salmon Beach as you never know what the next hour will bring.
In the summer months temperatures range from 10°C to 20°C with July and August being the warmest months. Through the winter temperatures range from 4°C to 10°C with November December and January being the coldest. These year round mild temperatures give life to a long growing season and with an abundance of rain plants can flourish.
Winters in Salmon Beach are quiet except for when the largest storms hit the coast and bring large waves deep into Barkley Sound. Surfers rejoice and brave the cold ocean temperatures to catch the best waves. In the summer the area comes alive as the Barkley Sound remains calm. Activities such as sea kayaking in the Broken Group Island and Sport Fishing are perfect in the summer months.
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