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Best time to visit Muskoka, ON, Canada

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The best time to visit Muskoka is September

Based on a number of criteria such as the weather conditions, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, September is the best time to go to Muskoka.

During the warmer months, temperatures in Muskoka can rise to a maximum of 27℃ (81℉). The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Muskoka is around -17℃ (1℉).

The sun stays up the longest in Muskoka in July, so you’ll get the most out of your daytime activities if you visit around this time. On average it rains the most days in October, making it the wettest month of the year. Although it’s the wet season, it can often rain a little bit during the day or evening but have fine weather for a majority of the day too, so don’t let this put you off.

Continue reading to find out loads more about when to travel to Muskoka, then use the handy tools below to search for the best flight and hotel options that are right for you.

Warmest month

July

Least rainfall

July

Most daylight

July

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Muskoka seasons

Before you continue, it’s important to know when the seasons are in Muskoka as they might be different to yours depending on where in the world you’re travelling from. Muskoka is in the Northern Hemisphere, so the seasons fall during these months:

Season Months
Summer June to August
Autumn/fall September to November
Winter December to February
Spring March to May

Average temperatures in Muskoka

If the temperature is a big factor for you to help you decide when to visit, the chart below shows the average minimum and maximum temperatures in Muskoka for each month side-by-side so you can easily see the difference in weather throughout the year. To see the temperatures in both Celsius (°C) and Fahrenheit (°F), hover or tap the shaded boxes on the graph.

Muskoka climate by month

If you already have a rough idea about which months you might want to travel, the section below shows a detailed breakdown of the climate in Muskoka for each month so you can see if it all suits your wants and needs. Scroll down, or use the quick menu below to jump to your preferred month.

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OCT
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DEC

Muskoka in January

  • Average temperature: -9℃ (16℉)
  • Average high temperature: -5℃ (22℉)
  • Average low temperature: -13℃ (9℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 7 days
  • Average rainfall: 66mm (3") over 6 days
  • Average snow days: 23 days
7 days
of pure sunshine
6 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in January, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Muskoka in February

  • Average temperature: -8℃ (18℉)
  • Average high temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average low temperature: -12℃ (10℉)
  • Average humidity: 92%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 50mm (2") over 4 days
  • Average snow days: 20 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
4 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in February, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Muskoka in March

  • Average temperature: -2℃ (28℉)
  • Average high temperature: 1℃ (34℉)
  • Average low temperature: -6℃ (21℉)
  • Average humidity: 86%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 10 days
  • Average snow days: 15 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
10 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in March, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Muskoka in April

  • Average temperature: 4℃ (40℉)
  • Average high temperature: 9℃ (47℉)
  • Average low temperature: -0℃ (32℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 11 days
  • Average rainfall: 80mm (3") over 14 days
  • Average snow days: 9 days
11 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in April, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Muskoka in May

  • Average temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average high temperature: 17℃ (63℉)
  • Average low temperature: 6℃ (43℉)
  • Average humidity: 74%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 67mm (3") over 15 days
  • Average snow days: 1 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in May, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Muskoka in June

  • Average temperature: 16℃ (61℉)
  • Average high temperature: 21℃ (70℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 54mm (2") over 14 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
14 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in June, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.


Muskoka in July

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (67℉)
  • Average high temperature: 25℃ (77℉)
  • Average low temperature: 14℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 78%
  • Average sunny days: 13 days
  • Average rainfall: 45mm (2") over 15 days
13 days
of pure sunshine
15 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in July, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Muskoka in August

  • Average temperature: 19℃ (65℉)
  • Average high temperature: 24℃ (75℉)
  • Average low temperature: 13℃ (56℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 12 days
  • Average rainfall: 58mm (2") over 16 days
12 days
of pure sunshine
16 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in August, make sure you pack t-shirts for the daytime and maybe a light jumper for the evenings as it cools down a bit.


Muskoka in September

  • Average temperature: 15℃ (59℉)
  • Average high temperature: 20℃ (68℉)
  • Average low temperature: 10℃ (50℉)
  • Average humidity: 79%
  • Average sunny days: 14 days
  • Average rainfall: 59mm (2") over 13 days
14 days
of pure sunshine
13 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in September, make sure you pack a coat or jumper for the evenings and some light clothes for the daytime.

Muskoka in October

  • Average temperature: 8℃ (47℉)
  • Average high temperature: 12℃ (54℉)
  • Average low temperature: 5℃ (41℉)
  • Average humidity: 81%
  • Average sunny days: 10 days
  • Average rainfall: 81mm (3") over 17 days
  • Average snow days: 2 days
10 days
of pure sunshine
17 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in October, make sure you pack a warm jacket or coat.


Muskoka in November

  • Average temperature: 2℃ (35℉)
  • Average high temperature: 5℃ (40℉)
  • Average low temperature: -1℃ (29℉)
  • Average humidity: 83%
  • Average sunny days: 9 days
  • Average rainfall: 71mm (3") over 12 days
  • Average snow days: 13 days
9 days
of pure sunshine
12 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in November, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Muskoka in December

  • Average temperature: -4℃ (24℉)
  • Average high temperature: -2℃ (29℉)
  • Average low temperature: -7℃ (19℉)
  • Average humidity: 89%
  • Average sunny days: 8 days
  • Average rainfall: 61mm (2") over 8 days
  • Average snow days: 19 days
8 days
of pure sunshine
8 days
of showers or rain

What to pack: If you’re heading to Muskoka in December, make sure you pack a thick snow/winter jacket, thermals and some extra layers as it's always very cold.


Top FAQs

The hottest month of the year in Muskoka is usually July, where temperatures tend to rise to around 25℃ (77℉) in the middle of the day or early afternoon.
The month with the least amount of rain in Muskoka is generally around July. The dry season often coincides with cooler weather, so you should check the temperatures in July first to make sure it’s still a good time to go.
The rainiest time of year in Muskoka is generally around October, although the wetter season can sometimes extend a few months either side of October too.
If you want to get the most out of your time visiting Muskoka, or if you're just afraid of the dark, the days in July are usually the longest between sunrise and sunset.

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