Edmonton, Alberta, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Edmonton, Alberta, Canada? If you're planning to go to Edmonton, we've got 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 Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

Important essentials for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Edmonton.

If you go to Edmonton Tourism - Gateway Park Visitor Information Centre, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Edmonton.

What to wear/what to pack for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada by month

Already know when you're traveling?

January

In January, Edmonton is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and about a third of the time jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Edmonton, with of the days of the month having rain. In January, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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February

If you go to Edmonton in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

March in Edmonton is very cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows a bit less than half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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April

April in Edmonton can be brisk. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain once in a while. It also snows sometimes. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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May

May in Edmonton can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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June

June in Edmonton is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) to high 60s F (low 20s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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July

July in Edmonton is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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August

August in Edmonton is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

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September

September in Edmonton is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) to low 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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October

If you are traveling to Edmonton in October, you will notice that it is cold. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

November for Edmonton can be extremely cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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December

December can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows a bit less than half of the time.

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