Required Gear

We have a list of suggested items depending on the type of experience you book right here.

A standard list of what you could bring on a hiking tour is:

  • Backpack (size depending on number of days)
  • Consider hiking poles
  • Hiking shoes or boots (consider light shoes for resting after hike)
  • Multiple layers of clothes are better than one heavy. Polyester or wool are preferred to cotton.
  • Windbreaker / waterproof clothing (Gore-Tex, E-Vent, …)
  • Socks (ideally a polypropylene liner under and wool socks like merino over)
  • Waterproof socks or ‘’bread bags’’
  • Hat, sunglasses, sun screen lotion and bug spray
  • 1-2 liter water carrying capacity
  • Medication depending on your health condition, toilet paper and other personal care items
  • Ziplocs to keep important things dry and BRING EVERYTHING BACK WITH YOU
  • Don’t forget your camera and spare batteries

For the canoe or kayak activities:

Shoes that you don't mind getting wet (old sneakers, beach shoes, crocs, …)

Sun protection is even more important because of the sun reflection on water.

If planning to sleep overnight:

  • Tent and sleeping bag and mattress +/- pillow (we can rent those if needed)
  • Hiking shoes or boots (consider light shoes for resting after hike)
  • Consider tuque and mittens
  • Headlamp

We will supply for you the rest of a standard list of safety gear:

  • Knife, rope, multi-function tool and repair kits for shoes, tents, …
  • Matches and other ways of starting a fire, cooking equipment, utensils and food
  • Small shovel (for #2)
  • Compass, GPS
  • First-aid kit and foil blankets for emergencies

Supplementary equipment to consider for winter activities:

Winter boots, mitts (warmer than gloves) and toque. Consider a balaclava.Wool socks. Cotton gets wet and stays wet, making you loose heat FAST.It is very important to dress in layers with:

  • A base layer (polyester or wool)
  • An insulating layer (merino wool, fleece, down)
  • A good outer shell to block rain and wind

Don’t underestimate the effect of the sun in winter as it reflects off the snow and ice, so consider sunscreen and sunglasses. Most batteries will uncharge faster in cold temperatures so keep them in inner pockets close to your body.

* We strongly suggest you bring extra clothing; in a personal backpack.

We will check that each of you meets the minimum clothing requirements for our winter activity to ensure your safety.
You can check this site for further explanation on layer systems

Still have more questions?

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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