Dawson City, Yukon, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada? If you're planning to go to Dawson City, the following is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in Dawson City, the best time to go is June. See below for details.

Important essentials for Dawson City, Yukon, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry TSA-friendly option.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Dawson City, Yukon, Canada by month

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January

In January, Dawson City can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C) range. At night, lows are in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Dawson City, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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February

If you are traveling to Dawson City in February, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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March

March for Dawson City can be dangerously cold. Temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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April

April can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the low 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows occasionally.

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May

If you visit Dawson City during May, you will probably notice that it is relatively cool. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

If you are traveling to Dawson City in June, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (low 20s C).

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July

If you go to Dawson City in July, you will notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 70s F (low 20s C).

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August

If you vacation in Dawson City during August, you may notice that it is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain sometimes.

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September

If you are traveling to Dawson City in September, you will notice that it can be very chilly. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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October

October in Dawson City is freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows a bit less than half of the time.

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November

November in Dawson City is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time.

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December

December in Dawson City is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C), with several days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time.

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