Burlington, Ontario, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

Traveling to Burlington, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Burlington, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack:

When to go to Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Burlington, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Burlington, Ontario, Canada by month

January

January in Burlington is frigid and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below -4 F (20+ below zero C).

It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof coat
  • Very heavy socks
  • Gloves
  • Fleeces
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Scarf
  • Insulated boots
  • Umbrella
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Sweaters

February

February can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains sometimes and snows regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Very heavy socks
  • Sweaters
  • Multiple layer jacket shell
  • Waterproof boots
  • Pajamas, such as sweats
  • Insulated boots
  • Thermal undergarments
  • Fleeces
  • Waterproof coat
  • Umbrella

March

If you are traveling to Burlington in March, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time and snow once in a while.

Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Waterproof boots
  • Sweaters
  • Waterproof coat
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Heavy socks
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans

April

If you go to Burlington in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Fleeces
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Jacket or coat
  • Standard footwear

May

In May, Burlington is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and regularly jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece

June

June in Burlington is warm and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts

July

If you visit Burlington during July, you are likely to find that it is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Light footwear
  • Skirts

August

If you visit Burlington during August, you are likely to find that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Light footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Dresses

September

Traveling to Burlington in September, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof luggage

October

In October, Burlington is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) and sometimes jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range.

At night, lows are in the low 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Burlington, with several of the days of the month having rain.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

November

November in Burlington is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof boots
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Socks
  • Umbrella
  • Fleeces
  • Jacket or coat
  • Waterproof coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Light gloves or mittens
  • Warm pants or jeans

December

December in Burlington is frigid. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sweaters
  • Heavy socks
  • Waterproof coat
  • Waterproof boots
  • Heavy jacket
  • Warm pants or jeans
  • If you plan to ski, ski equipment
  • Cold weather footwear
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Umbrella

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Burlington, Ontario, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Burlington, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types A and B
  • A SIM card that works in Burlington
  • Appropriate museum wear
  • Bicycle friendly attire, if you plan on biking anywhere

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