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Seymour Narrows

Seymour Narrows is a strait located in British Columbia, Canada, that connects the Strait of Georgia to Discovery Passage. It lies between Quadra Island and Vancouver Island, and is approximately 8 miles long and 1.5 miles wide at its narrowest point. The strait is renowned for its strong tidal currents, which can reach up to 16 knots.

The area has a long history of human habitation, with the indigenous peoples of the region having lived along the shorelines of the strait for thousands of years. The first European to explore the area was Spanish explorer José María Narváez in 1791. In the early 19th century, the strait was used by fur traders and whalers to access the region's abundant resources.

In 1958, the Canadian government undertook a project to improve navigation in the strait. This involved the construction of a rock-filled causeway to reduce the current flow and make the passage safer for large vessels. The project was completed in 1960 and resulted in a significant reduction of the tidal current, making navigation much easier.

The area is also known for its spectacular scenery. The strait is home to a variety of wildlife, including sea lions, seals, porpoises, and whales. In addition, the area is popular with kayakers, who take advantage of the strong currents to explore the area.

Seymour Narrows is an important part of Canadian history and a popular tourist destination. It is also an important navigational route for large vessels travelling between Vancouver and Alaska.

Excursion tips for a day in Seymour Narrows

Seymour Narrows in Canada offers a wide range of activities for tourists to enjoy in a day. Here are some ideas:

1. Take a tour of the Seymour Narrows Rapids and learn about the history of the area.

2. Go whale watching and observe the local wildlife.

3. Enjoy a picnic and take in the stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

4. Go kayaking, canoeing or paddleboarding in the calm waters of the Narrows.

5. Take a hike and explore the nearby trails.

6. Visit the nearby beaches and spend some time relaxing in the sun.

7. Go fishing and try to catch some of the local fish species.

8. Visit the nearby towns and explore the local culture.

9. Visit some of the nearby attractions, such as the Pacific Marine Circle Route and the Discovery Passage Aquarium.

10. Spend some time stargazing and admire the night sky.

Experience Seymour Narrows with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Seymour Narrows. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Seymour Narrows

Seymour Narrows in Canada has a temperate climate with warm summers and cool winters. In the summer, temperatures range from 15 to 25 degrees Celsius and the area receives plenty of sunshine. In the winter, temperatures range from -5 to 5 degrees Celsius and there is often snowfall. Spring and fall are mild and pleasant, with temperatures ranging from 5 to 15 degrees Celsius. The area receives an average of 1,400 mm of rain annually, with the majority of it falling in the winter and spring months.

Cruise weather for Seymour Narrows

Our weather forecast for Seymour Narrows helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 14th 2024 Jul. 14th 2024 max: 25.5 °C
min: 13.9 °C
18.4 m/s
33.5 m/s
6.0 %
22.6 m
68.5 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 15th 2024 Jul. 15th 2024 max: 25.6 °C
min: 14.2 °C
14.0 m/s
25.9 m/s
12.8 %
22.6 m
68.9 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 16th 2024 Jul. 16th 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 15.2 °C
11.5 m/s
19.4 m/s
24.7 %
24.1 m
68.8 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 17th 2024 Jul. 17th 2024 max: 26.7 °C
min: 16.2 °C
10.4 m/s
19.8 m/s
34.2 %
24.1 m
70.3 %
1,018 hPa
Jul. 18th 2024 Jul. 18th 2024 max: 24.8 °C
min: 16.9 °C
10.4 m/s
19.4 m/s
45.0 %
24.1 m
73.7 %
1,017 hPa
Jul. 19th 2024 Jul. 19th 2024 max: 31.2 °C
min: 14 °C
12.2 m/s
21.2 m/s
36.1 %
24.1 m
60.4 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 11.2 °C
12.6 m/s
19.1 m/s
15.6 %
22.9 m
65.7 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 30.9 °C
min: 9.9 °C
10.4 m/s
17.3 m/s
11.2 %
22.0 m
62.9 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 9.2 °C
9.7 m/s
14.8 m/s
0.7 %
24.1 m
57.1 %
1,015 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 20.8 °C
min: 8.3 °C
12.6 m/s
25.6 m/s
16.3 %
24.1 m
62.8 %
1,020 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 23.0 °C
min: 6.9 °C
11.9 m/s
14.4 m/s
8.2 %
24.1 m
62.2 %
1,022 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 22.9 °C
min: 7.4 °C
11.9 m/s
18.0 m/s
6.5 %
24.1 m
66.8 %
1,018 hPa

Cruises to Seymour Narrows

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