Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada? If you're planning to go to Ottawa-Rideau, this is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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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 Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada

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

Important essentials for Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Travel insurance

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly option.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection available.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable card can have severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada by month

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January

January in Ottawa-Rideau can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. The snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 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

In February, Ottawa-Rideau can be bitter cold and somewhat snowy. Temperatures routinely are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C) and a bit less than half of the time jump into the low 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C). This is also a rainy time for Ottawa-Rideau, with a few of the days of the month having rain. In February, humidity reaches as high as 70%.

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March

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

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April

In April, Ottawa-Rideau is cold and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 50s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the 30s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for Ottawa-Rideau, with several of the days of the month having rain. In April, humidity reaches as high as 60%.

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May

Traveling to Ottawa-Rideau in May, you will notice that it is mild and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

If you are traveling to Ottawa-Rideau in June, you will notice that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

If you vacation in Ottawa-Rideau during July, you might see that it is warm and somewhat rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 70s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. 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 Ottawa-Rideau during August, you might find that it is a perfect temperature 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 high 50s F (mid 10s C). Humidity is generally between 50 and 60% during the day. In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain regularly.

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September

September in this region is balmy and somewhat rainy. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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October

If you go to Ottawa-Rideau in October, you will notice that it can be chilly and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 50s F (low 10s C).

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November

If you are traveling to Ottawa-Rideau in November, you will notice that it can be brisk and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about a third of the time and snow sometimes. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

Traveling to Ottawa-Rideau in December, you will notice that it is frigid and somewhat snowy. Expect it to rain occasionally and snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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Activities for Ottawa-Rideau, Ontario, Canada

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

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