Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

Traveling to Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada? If you're planning to go to Inuvik, I'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 Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

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

Important essentials for Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly product.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Inuvik, Northwest Territories, Canada by month

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January

January here is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C) during the day. It snows a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

February

If you go to Inuvik in February, you will notice that it can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow regularly. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

March

March in Inuvik is beyond freezing 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 a third of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

April

April in Inuvik is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows 5-10 days this month. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

May

May in Inuvik is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It snows sometimes. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 50% to 60% range on average.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

June

June in Inuvik is relatively cool. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

July

In July, Inuvik is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Inuvik, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

August

If you vacation in Inuvik during August, you might notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 60s F (mid 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 40s F (single digits C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

September

If you vacation in Inuvik during September, you may notice that it can be very chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C). Humidity is generally between 60 and 70% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain 5-10 days this month and snow once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

October

In October, Inuvik can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and regularly jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 10s F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Inuvik, with of the days of the month having rain. In October, humidity reaches as high as 80%.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

November

November in Inuvik can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

December

Traveling to Inuvik in December, you will notice that it is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

What to wear/what to pack:

Mosques often require certain dress, so if you are going to visit the majestic Midnight Sun Mosque, take the following:

Note that there may be restrictions on who is allowed to enter this mosque; it is best to check with the Inuvik tourism authority.

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