What to Pack – Banff National Park

Flight Carry-On

  • Daypack
  • Valid passport
  • Copy of complete flight itinerary (also save a copy online)
  • Copy of applicable travel/medical insurance, including number and contact information (also save a copy online)
  • Debit Card
  • Credit cards (more than one)
  • Cash (Hard CAD$ currency)
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Medication, if applicable
  • Change of clothing in which you can hike in case luggage is lost
  • Your Hiking boots, insulating jacket, rain jacket, hat, gloves
  • Small toiletry bag (Toothbrush/Toothpaste, deodorant, etc)


  • Luggage (1 Piece, Leave at Hotel While trekking/exploring)
  • Luggage Tags and Locks (2)
  • Day Pack (21L-35L)
  • Day Pack Rain Cover


  • Walking shoes – comfortable, casual for travel/town wear
  • Hiking boots – supportive, good tread, and waterproof
  • Hiking Socks (Synthetic or Wool)
  • Ankle Gaiters, optional


  • Casual Clothing for Travel and Town Wear (Lightweight, Easily Washable)
  • Base Layer Tops and Bottoms (Mid-weight, Synthetic)
  • Tee-shirts (synthetic or wool, quick drying)
  • Hiking Pants (Quick dry, Lightweight)
  • Waterproof/windproof Jacket & Pants
  • Fleece/Wool Jacket
  • Down/Synthetic insulating jacket
  • Fleece/Wool Gloves or mittens
  • Fleece/Wool Hat
  • Sun Hat
  • Swimsuit
  • Sleepwear

Personal Accessories

  • Sport Sunglasses
  • Sunblock and Lip Balm (30 SPF)
  • Reusable Water Bottle
  • Personal First Aid Kit/Medications
  • Toiletries
  • Hiking Poles (collapsible), optional but recommended, available on-site
  • Camera and Accessories
  • External battery charger, optional
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