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Squamish today—May 19

Find out about local weather, tides, gas prices, possible road delays, historical comparisons for this day, and May long weekend driving warnings.

Packing for outdoor excursions today and for the whole week should include gumboots and sunscreen, Squamish.

The unsettled weather pattern we have been seeing so far this long weekend is continuing into this week.

According to Environment Canada, we can expect a mix of sun and clouds today (May 19), with a chance of showers and a risk of a thunderstorm this afternoon. 

The UV index is a five or moderate, meaning take precautions so you don't burn. (See! You need it all today.)

The overnight low will dip to 5 C. 

Sunrise & sunset

Sunrise this morning was at 5:19 a.m. The sunset will be at 8:58 p.m. 


The next low tide today, May 19, is at 10:12 a.m. (1.3 metres). 

The high tide is at 4:54 p.m.(3.4 m).

The water temperature in Howe Sound today is 13.5 C, according to

Today is an average Squamish fishing day, with the best bite times from 4:06 p.m. to 6:06 p.m., according to

On this day

  • The average high on May 19 in Squamish is 18.4 C, according to Environment Canada. 
  • The average low is 7.4 C.
  • The highest temperature on this day (1983-2023) was 26.5 C in 2023.
  • The lowest temperature seen on this day in the district was 2.3 C in 1982.
  • The most precipitation we have seen on this day was 42.6 millimetres in 1984.

Rest of the week

For the holiday Monday, Victoria Day, Squamish can expect a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 19 C and an overnight low of 9 C. 

Tuesday, expect rain, with a high of 14 C and a low down to 9 C. 

Wednesday, expect showers, with a high of 20 and an overnight low down to 9 C, again.

Thursday looks to be the best day of the week to be outside. Expect a mix of sun and cloud, with a high of 20 C and an overnight low down to 10 C. 

At this point, we are expecting showers again on Friday, with a high of 16 C and a low down to 9.


If you see some cool motorcycles and dapper dressed riders around town today, that is because the Distinguished Gentleman's Ride is coming through Squamish, May 19th. They were aiming to be at C+R Moto Co, Unit 17, 38936 Queens Way between 9 and 10 a.m. this morning. 

If you are planning your week, note that Acting Like Black Sabbath (Black Sabbath Tribute Band) is at Trickster's Hideout on May 24 from 8:30 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The 18th Annual Hike for Hospice Celebration takes place on May 25 from noon to 2:30 p.m. at Junction Park & O'Siyam Pavilion.

It is Day Out With Thomas, time at The Railway Museum of British Columbia. On Saturday, May 25th, the train leaves the station at 10:30 a.m. 

Want a possible shout-out in our daily report? Load your event into our free online event calendar.

Gas prices

According to our latest data, it will cost 207.9 cents per litre (the highest in the corridor) to fill up at Squamish pumps today, except for at the CO-OP, downtown which is listing 201.9/L.

Drivers will find the cheapest Whistler gas—201.9/L—at the CO-OP, Star West Petroleum Cardlock, or AC Petroleum. 

The lowest you can pay for petrol at the pump in Pemberton today is 201.9/L.

On the roads

DriveBC is alerting drivers to watch for roadside brushing crews in both directions between Alice Lake Road and Daisy Lake Road, all next week from 8 a.m to 4:30 p.m. daily. Expect lane closures and delays.

Stay safe this long weekend

The May long weekend is notoriously troublesome on B.C. roads. 

According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) over the Victoria Day long weekend, on average, three people are killed and 455 people are injured in crashes in this province, based on a five-year average from 2018 to 2022. Speed is a top contributing factor in these crashes.

"Speed plays a role in every crash," said Shabnem Afzal, ICBC's director of road safety in a news release. "The higher the speed, the more time and distance you need to stop, making it harder to avoid crashing. When you drive at a safe speed, you can prevent crashes and protect the lives of all road users."

Law enforcement will be continuing to focus on speeding throughout the long weekend, ICBC says.

 ​Have a great day, Squamish! 


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