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

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

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

Important essentials for Northwest Territories, Northwest Territories, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northwest Territories, 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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  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

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  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good plane-friendly choice.

General health necessities

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

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January

January in Northwest Territories is unbearably cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C). It snows occasionally.

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February

February in Northwest Territories is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C). It snows once in a while.

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March

March in Northwest Territories is biting cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20+ below zero F (30+ below zero C). It snows once in a while.

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April

April in Northwest Territories is beyond freezing. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the single digits below 0 F (20+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows once in a while.

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May

If you are traveling to Northwest Territories in May, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold. Expect it to snow occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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June

If you are traveling to Northwest Territories in June, you will notice that it is pretty cool. Expect it to rain occasionally. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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July

If you visit Northwest Territories during July, you may see that it is cold. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

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August

If you vacation in Northwest Territories during August, you may find that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 40s F (single digits C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about a third of the time.

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September

September for Northwest Territories is freezing. Temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month and snows occasionally.

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October

October in Northwest Territories can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows regularly.

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November

Traveling to Northwest Territories in November, you will notice that it can be bitter cold. Expect it to snow a bit less than half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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December

December is beyond freezing. Temperatures average in the single digits F (10+ below zero C) during the day. It snows sometimes.

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