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What to Pack When Vacationing to Vancouver

Kevin Devoto Nov 28, 2019
If you are planning a vacation over the Canadian border, start your packing by looking into the predicted forecast for the period you will be there. It is always a good idea to be ready for colder weather than expected. Layers can be taken off, but it is hard to stay warm when you aren't prepared. Make sure you have these essentials packed before going.

Essentials to Pack When Vacationing to Vancouver


Outerwear is a good thing to have on hand. Whether you need a light evening sweater in the warmer months or a winter coat during the chillier times, always better to be safe than sorry. Based on the number of rainy days Vancouver has annually, there is a good chance a rain jacket could come in handy.


Vancouver requires a good amount of walking, you want to be sure your feet are feeling good. You certainly don't want your vacation to be ruined by sore arches and blisters. If you are traveling with kids, they may start complaining. Circling back to the rainfall totals, you may look into your options for buying kids rain boots to bring with you.


Don't take your chances of having a cold head and ears. Bring your beanies! Keeping your noggin warm is one of the best ways to make sure you aren't losing too much body heat and to help prevent you from getting sick. Hats are also a great way to protect yourself from the elements and are a go-to when you are suffering from a bad hair day.

Skiing Gear

There are many hot spots to ski in Vancouver, including one that hosted the 2010 Winter Olympics. If you and your family enjoy snow sports or are interested in trying it out, Canada is a great place to start! This equipment can be on the bulkier side, so remember- there are options to ship your gear rather than travel with it.


Believe it or not, you can still get a sunburn from the reflection of light off the snow. You want to be sure you are taking care of your skin, no matter the season. The moisturizer that is in sunscreen can even help fight against windburn and shield your skin from getting whipped by the wind.

In Conclusion

With the elements as unpredictable as they are, you are better off using the bigger suitcase and checking it on the plane, if need be. Nobody wants to be using their hard-earned vacation budget on buying a new jacket, hat or rain boots when you have these items at home already. Do your best to be ready for anything that may come your way on your trip!