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Vancouver in September

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Vancouver in September

How is visiting Vancouver in early-mid september? Is it follage season? Are hotels super expensive in this month?

Thanks

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1. Re: Vancouver in September

Mid-late October to November is foliage season. Early September is summer beach BBQ season, possibly the best time to be in Vancouver, when the city truly shines. Kids go back to school after the first weekend in September, but it's still cruise ship season so prices are still high.

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2. Re: Vancouver in September

Keep in mind we don't have the same spectacular fall foliage that you get in other parts of Canada- different kinds of trees here. We have some leaves turning, but a lot of it is alder and poplar and elm, which don't do the brilliant scarlet and orange.

That said, I love early September. It feels like it's the driest, mildest month. Spring is pretty because of the flowers, but we're still drying out from winter, and it's still wet and often snowy at higher elevations. Late summer is also a much better time for hiking and driving in the mountain areas. The only drawback compared to high summer is the nights are earlier and cooler.

Vancouver, Canada
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3. Re: Vancouver in September

September is a great time in the city. I used to run an event every year the first week of October and people would argue with me, swearing it was a summer event.

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4. Re: Vancouver in September

dont have those or many of those trees here. you don't get the colours of Fall like you get back east....overall thought September is a great month to visit

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5. Re: Vancouver in September

Thanks. How about early December? Does it get really cold in vancouver like the east side. So cold that it snows?

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6. Re: Vancouver in September

In can snow, but rarely doesn't. December is dark and rainy. I wouldn't come in December - days are short. Sun sets by 4:30pm. September is a million times better.

Edited: 10:37 am, April 16, 2013
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7. Re: Vancouver in September

Also, Vancouver isn't as cold as anywhere east in Canada. It stays above freezing in the winter, usually. What's your reason for coming to Vancouver? What are you hoping to do?

Edited: 10:39 am, April 16, 2013
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8. Re: Vancouver in September

We want to book a fly drive to Vancouver, can anyone recommend airlines and or car rental company's please.

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9. Re: Vancouver in September

giraffez - take it from an easterner who has been in Vancouver in September and December ... September is much better.In the unlikely event there should be a true snowfall in Vancouver in December ... you really don't want to be there.

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10. Re: Vancouver in September

giraffez ~

Definitely September. We can get some lovely Indian Summer weather here in September.

@Cara ~ Better to post a new question on the forum. Yours is in the middle of another discussion.