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Winter Trip When You Visit In Canada

Traveling to Canada in the winter should not be overlooked just because of the climate. With the right gear, you can stay warm and toasty in almost all weather conditions. I’ve had to learn the art of layering and after hours of research as well as some trial and error I’ve come up with the perfect winter packing list.

I was able to test out my new gear in Jasper National Park last month and I’m happy to report that I stayed warm and dry even in negative temperatures. If you are planning a winter trip to Canada, you’ll want to keep these packing and layering tips in mind before you leave on your adventure.



I cannot stress how important it is to invest in quality base layers. The best material for base layers is either merino wool or synthetic materials such as polyester, polyethylene, and microfiber-based fabrics. Icebreaker’s clothing is expensive because they use merino wool, but I look at these pieces of clothing as an investment. I won’t have to buy them again for many years.

You can find less expensive base layers if you are on a tight budget. This one is less than $20 (which I also own and love) and it contains a blend of synthetic materials.

Tip You want to make sure this layer is snug on your body.

  • 2 Moisture Wicking Long Sleeve Tops  I wore the same base layer every day for 6 days and I never noticed a smell to it. However, recommend packing 2 for longer trips, just in case.
  • 1-2 Pairs of Merino Wool Leggings  A cheaper option would be these fleece-lined leggings, which is what I bring on all of my trips.



  • Sorrel Boots: These combined with my wool socks kept my feet warm all day.
  • A Cute Pair of Ugg Boots: You won’t want to wear snow boots all day and these are great for the plane too.