Ahhhh, fall. While the official first day of fall isn’t until September 22, for many, the start of fall comes when school starts or when the leaves start to change. Vancouver in the fall season is beautiful, complete with perfect temperatures – September has an average low of 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and a high of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit). And in terms of rain, Vancouver receives about 63 mm (2.5 inches) in September, with most of the precipitation occurring at the later part of the month. If you are looking to plan a trip to Vancouver, September is a great time to do so, as you can score deals while also experiencing pleasant weather before the rainy season starts.
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Don’t Miss the Last Days of the Pacific National Exhibition
The Pacific National Exhibition, also referred to as the PNE, has run yearly in Vancouver for over 100 years! Take advantage of the last days it’s open as its fair season ends on September 5th!
The PNE is a fair that features rides, carnival games, farm animals, shows, and concerts – Nelly is performing on Friday, September 2nd and the Beach Boys are playing on Sunday, September 4th!
There are plenty of other live musical guests other nights you can enjoy if you can’t make those nights. Other activities this year include a Cooking Stage, Dinosaurs Around the World exhibit, and Metro Vancouver’s Together We Make Our Region Strong showcase.
Admission to the fair is $20 for adults, $14 for students and seniors, and $7 for children ages 4-12.
Find out more information on their website.
Check out the Richmond Night Market
Open on weekends, the Richmond Night Market is the largest night market in North America, with over 1 million people visiting each year! It runs on Friday through Sunday nights through October 10th this year.
There’s so much to do at the Richmond Night Market – eat, shop, sip, and explore! There’s a Rainbow maze, plenty and plenty of food vendors, and live performance son the Main Stage such as musicians, dance teams, and even martial arts displays! And did we mention there’s food? The market has an expanded open seating and eating area near the food court with many food options to choose from.
Admission is only $7 for adults and free for children. Find out more info here.
Explore a Farmers Market on a Sunday Morning
Vancouver offers plenty of Farmer’s Markets you can check out on a Sunday in September – pursue the many vendors and perhaps buy some fresh food for a picnic at the beach! If you aren’t hungry, you’re still sure to enjoy wandering around the many shops that offer art and homemade goodies.
What’s great about the Farmers Markets in Vancouver are that many of them are held in some of the area’s most beautiful places!
Admission is free to these Farmer’s Markets and they are open from morning until afternoon on Sundays. We’ve highlighted three different Vancouver Farmers Markets below.
Ambleside Artisan Farmers Market
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm on Sundays
Location: Ambleside Park
Fun Draw: Beautiful views of Stanley Park, waterfront and seawall is closeby@
Clayton Community Farmers Market
Hours: 10 am to 3 pm every other Sunday
Fun Draw: It offers many products other than fruit and veggies – check out the around 100 vendors that have their stalls with crafts and other goods here!
Stevenson Village Farmers Market
Hours: 10:30 am to 3:30 pm
Location: Steveston Community Centre (in Steveston Village)
Fun Draw: Steveston Village is a fun area to explore! Opt to ride a bike or walk around the waterfront
Go Hiking in Vancouver
As mentioned above, September in Vancouver boasts some amazing weather, so take advantage of it by getting outdoors and getting active! We previously wrote a blog on the best hikes in Vancouver. So grab a buddy and some fresh air outside!
FAQ about September in Vancouver
- Is September a good month to visit Vancouver?
- Yes! Most tourists visit Vancouver in the summer months, so those that visit Vancouver in September can enjoy exploring the city when it’s not as packed and can maybe save some money as well!
- Does it snow in Vancouver in September?
- Nope! September in Vancouver usually only sees 64 mm (2.5 inches) of precipitation towards the end of the month, but you won’t have to worry about snow as Vancouver hardly ever sees snowfall from May through September.
- What is the weather like in Vancouver in September?
- Vancouver has a beautiful fall season, complete with perfect fall temperatures – September has an average low of 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit) and a high of 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit).