St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada? If you're planning to go to St. John's, here 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 St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Based on the climate and weather in St. John's, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

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  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card can cause severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an excellent plane-friendly choice.

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • 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).


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID protection you can have.

General health necessities

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What to wear/what to pack for St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada by month

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January

January in St. John's is freezing. Temperatures average in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It rains once in a while and snows a bit less than half of the time.

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February

If you are traveling to St. John's in February, you will notice that it can be extremely cold. Expect it to rain once in a while and snow about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 30s F (single digits below 0 C).

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March

In March, St. John's can be extremely cold. Temperatures routinely are in the 30s F (single digits C) range. At night, lows are in the low 20s F (single digits below 0 C). This is also a rainy time for St. John's, with a few of the days of the month having rain.

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April

April in St. John's can be very chilly and somewhat rainy. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 30s F (single digits C) to low 40s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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May

May in St. John's is cold and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) to low 50s F (low 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C).

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June

Traveling to St. John's in June, you will notice that it is cool and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

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July

In July, St. John's is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the high 60s F (low 10s C) range. At night, lows are in the low 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for St. John's, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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August

August in St. John's is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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September

In September, St. John's is relatively cool and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C) and once in a while jump into the low 70s F (low 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 40s F (single digits C). This is also a rainy time for St. John's, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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October

If you vacation in St. John's during October, you may see that it can be brisk and very rainy. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 50s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 30s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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November

If you go to St. John's in November, you will notice that it is cold and somewhat rainy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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December

December in St. John's can be extremely cold. The rain/snow can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) to 30s F (single digits C), although night temperatures can dip into the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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Activities for St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for St. John's.

If you intend to visit the charming St. Thomas' Anglican Church, it's recommended to wear modest clothing:

If you go to Memorial University's Botanical Garden, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • 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 go to the Railway Coastal Museum, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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