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

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

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

Important essentials for Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kingston, 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 excellent kit.


  • 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 Kingston, Ontario, Canada

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

If you want to see the stunning St. Mary's Roman Catholic Cathedral, it's suggested to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Marine Museum of the Great Lakes, 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


  • Ultralight day pack

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


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.

If you visit Miller Museum of Geology, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kingston.

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

January in Kingston is unbearably cold and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 10s F (single digits below 0 C) to high 20s F (single digits below 0 C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C).

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February

February in Kingston is freezing and snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 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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March

Traveling to Kingston in March, you will notice that it is cold and snowy. Expect it to snow (heavy snowfall). Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

April is cold. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day. It snows (a couple of inches of snowfall).

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May

If you visit Kingston during May, you might see that it is relatively cool. 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).

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June

June here is warm. Temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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July

July in Kingston is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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August

Traveling to Kingston in August, you will notice that it is warm. Daytime temperatures are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

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September

September in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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October

If you vacation in Kingston during October, you might find that it is chilly. Temperatures tend to hover around the 50s F (low 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 snow ().

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November

November here can be brisk. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows (several inches of snow).

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December

December in Kingston can be extremely cold and snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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