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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.

WOMEN’S WINTER PACKING LIST FOR 7 DAYS IN CANADA

BASE LAYERS

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.

 

BOOTS

  • 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.

Natural and wonderful place that you should to visit

Planning a successful trip can be time consuming; once you decide where you want to go there’s scheduling the time away, saving up, choosing your attractions, finding transportation, and booking a hotel. One of the most helpful planning tools many people have used for a long time, including myself,. It is a great resource for reading reviews and comparing prices  and now booking!

In honor of this giveaway, we thought we would share ten of our favorite destinations just in case you’re not sure where you want to travel in 2016. Kauai is one destination our personal bucket list and now it looks like we have more incentive to book that ticket this March

Fjord Norway

The Nordic fjords are absolutely breathtaking monuments of nature, and offer numerous sightseeing and outdoor activities. Nearby villages like Bergen provide quaint regional food and lodging opportunities. We recommend visiting in the summer for the best hiking weather and visiting after September if you want to see the Northern Lights! Read about our best tips for traveling in Norway on a budget.

Jasper National Park, Canada

Our January trip to Jasper National Park was fantastic, including dog sledding, a winter walk of Maligne Canyon, and a cozy stay at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, which you can book on TripAdvisor. Jasper is a perfect destination any time of year, but it’s especially magical in the winter. For more trip ideas, read my suggestions on the best winter activities in Jasper.