Gatineau, Ontario, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Gatineau, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Gatineau, we have 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 Gatineau, Ontario, Canada

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

Important essentials for Gatineau, Ontario, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent TSA-friendly choice.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Gatineau is biting cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain sometimes. It also snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

February

If you are traveling to Gatineau in February, you will notice that it is biting cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow 5-10 days this month. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

March

March is frigid and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains regularly and snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

April

April in Gatineau 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 regularly. It also snows once in a while. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

May

In May, Gatineau is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and about half of the time 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 Gatineau, with several of the days of the month having rain. In May, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

June

June in Gatineau is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to low 70s F (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

July

July in Gatineau is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

August

In August, Gatineau is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and sometimes jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Gatineau, with several of the days of the month having rain. In August, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

September

If you visit Gatineau during September, you will probably see that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

October

October in Gatineau is pretty cool and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 30s F (single digits C), with a few days below 28 F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

November

November in Gatineau can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), with a few days below 10 F (10+ below zero C). It tends to rain regularly. It also snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

December

December in Gatineau can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

If you go to the Canadian Museum of History, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

Activities for Gatineau, Ontario, Canada

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

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