Montreal, Quebec, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Montreal, Quebec, Canada? If you're planning to go to Montreal, 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 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

There are many events and festivals held throughout the year in Montreal. In our opinion, July is the best time to go, as you may get to attend both the Just for Laughs comedy festival and the Jazz Festival.

August is also a good time to go to Montreal if you're looking for the best weather.

One great thing about Montreal is the underground city, which allows you to tour the city even in the bitter cold. See below for details.

Important essentials for Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Montreal, 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 option.


  • 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 Montreal, Quebec, Canada

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


  • Foodie tour

    If you're a foodie, check out this tour. You will get to try some of Montreal's best bakeries and eateries, while seeing the city.

    Check out the tour


  • Brewery tour of Montreal

    This is one of our favorite things to do in Montreal -- you get to try plenty of locally made beers while learning about them from a knowledgeable guide.

    Check out the tour


  • Toronto & Niagara Falls tour

    If you don't have separate plans to see Niagara Falls, this is a nice option, with all of the scheduling done for you.

    Check out the tour

 

What to wear/what to pack for Montreal, Quebec, Canada by month

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January

Traveling to Montreal in January, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Daytime temperatures are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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February

February in Montreal can be bitter cold. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s 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

If you go to Montreal in March, you will notice that it is frosty. Daytime temperatures are in the high 30s F (single digits C).

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April

If you go to Montreal in April, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (low 10s C).

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May

Traveling to Montreal in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June in Montreal is warm. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) to 70s F (mid 20s C). You may get a chance to attend the Francophile festival or the Jazz festival, as these often occur in June. The beer festival also occurs in early June.

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July

July is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. July is known in Montreal for having the Just for Laughs comedy festival, which is the largest event held in the city. Depending on the year, the Jazz festival and the fireworks festival may also take place in July.

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August

August is a perfect temperature. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C) during the day.

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September

Traveling to Montreal in September, you will notice that it is mild. Daytime temperatures are in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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October

October in Montreal is cool. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C). But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 60% to 70% range on average.

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November

If you go to Montreal in November, you will notice that it is brisk. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in Montreal is very cold. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day.

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