Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada? If you're planning to go to Watson Lake, 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 Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

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

Important essentials for Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Watson Lake, 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 good value.


  • 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 Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada

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

If you go to Signpost Forest, you'll probably do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • 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.

What to wear/what to pack for Watson Lake, Yukon, Canada by month

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January

If you go to Watson Lake in January, you will notice that it is unbearably cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the single digits F (10+ below zero C).

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February

February in Watson Lake can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows regularly. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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March

March here is frosty and somewhat snowy. Temperatures average in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C) during the day. It snows 5-10 days this month.

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April

April for Watson Lake can be very chilly. Temperatures average in the 40s F (single digits C) during the day. It snows sometimes.

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May

May in Watson Lake can be chilly and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 30s F (single digits C). It tends to rain regularly. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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June

June in Watson Lake is mild and somewhat rainy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 40s F (single digits C). It tends to rain about half of the time. With the colder weather comes lower humidity, which is in the 40% to 50% range on average.

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July

In July, Watson Lake is mild and somewhat rainy. Temperatures routinely are in 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 Watson Lake, with several of the days of the month having rain. In July, humidity reaches as high as 50%.

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August

August in Watson Lake is mild and somewhat rainy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), although night temperatures can dip into the 30s F (single digits C).

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September

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

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October

October in Watson Lake is cold. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 20s F (single digits below 0 C). It tends to rain a bit less than half of the time. It also snows 5-10 days this month. 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 Watson Lake in November, you will notice that it can be dangerously cold and somewhat snowy. Expect it to snow about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 10s F (single digits below 0 C).

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December

December in Watson Lake is beyond freezing and somewhat snowy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the 10+ below zero F (20+ below zero C), with a few days below -22 F (30+ below zero C). It snows about half of the time. But the colder weather doesn't bring low humidity, which is in the 70% to 80% range on average.

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