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

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Traveling to Hamilton, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Hamilton, 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 Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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

Important essentials for Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Hamilton, 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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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often get worn. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection available.


  • 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).

  • (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

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Hamilton is frigid and somewhat snowy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to low 30s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February is very cold. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows regularly.

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March

In March, Hamilton can be very chilly. Temperatures routinely are in the low 40s F (single digits C) and occasionally jump into the low 50s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for Hamilton, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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April

If you visit Hamilton during April, you may see that it is brisk and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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May

In May, Hamilton is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 60s F (high 10s C) and a bit less than 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 Hamilton, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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June

In June, Hamilton is a perfect temperature and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the 70s F (mid 20s C) and occasionally jump into the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Hamilton, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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July

July in Hamilton is pretty consistently hot and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

If you visit Hamilton during August, you may 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.

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September

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

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October

October in Hamilton is cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

November in Hamilton is cold 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.

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December

December in this region is very cold. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows regularly.

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Activities for Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

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

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