There’s winter, and then there’s Canadian winter.
You can brave the cold Canadian winter (dropping as low as -40 to -55 C) with the right clothing. Frostbite and hypothermia are real threats, so make sure you pack accordingly! Pack your warmest jacket, waterproof, insulated boots, and other winter essentials such as gloves, toque, merino base layer, wool socks, etc. Warm, functional layering and the right clothing materials are recommended if you want to be active in winter sports.
This blog breaks down the Top 10 Things to Pack When Visiting Canada in Winter. You might need more but having these Top 10 Winter Essentials is a sure way to enjoy your Canadian winter without lugging too much heavy luggage!
Read on for our recommended Top 10 Things to Pack When Visiting Canada in Winter.
Download the complete Canadian Winter Packing Checklist here (link to checklist).
Pro Tip: Check label tags. Choosing the right textiles for winter clothing is the key to enjoying Canadian winter. Look for materials such as Merino wool, down, fleece, or other synthetic patented thermal textiles. Stay away from polyester and denim jeans! Those will do you no good in winter. Trust us on this!