Travel checklist for your Canadian vacation


Liste de voyage et aide-memoire pour le CanadaHere is a checklist to help you make sure you don't forget to do or pack anything before leaving for your Canadian vacation.


Before you leave...

Check your passport expiry dates
Buy travel insurance (cancellation, luggage, medical, civil liability)
Ask someone to visit your house once a week (to water the plants, etc.)
Make arrangements for your pets
Have your mail held
Empty the fridge
Unplug electrical appliances
Lock the windows and doors
Shut the water main
Turn down the heat
Make a photocopy of official documents (passports, driver's license, etc.)
Fully charge the batteries of your camera, video camera, phone, tablet etc

Documents

Passport
Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA)
Proof of insurance (medical + luggage + civil liability)
Valid driver's license and international license
Credit/debit card
Cash (Canadian dollars)
Exchange vouchers and booking reservations (where applicable)
Plane tickets (round-trip)
Phone numbers and addresses of friends/loved ones (for postcards)
Health booklet (or vaccination booklet)
Person to contact in case of emergency (contact info)
Travel guide / Book to read
Pens

Toiletries

Soap and shampoo
Toothbrush
Toothpaste
Deodorant / Antiperspirant
Tampons / Sanitary napkins
Razor + shaving cream (or electric razor)
Hairbrush / Comb
Nail file / Nail clipper
Moisturizing body lotion
Makeup kit
Hair elastics / barrettes
Tweezers
Hand mirror
Glasses / Contact lenses
Facial tissue
Sunscreen
Insect repellent (DEET-based)
Aspirin (or other painkillers)
Contraceptive pills / Condoms
Personal medicines
Lip balm
Hand sanitizer

Clothing

Underwear
Socks
Cool clothing (shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, dresses, etc.)
Warm clothing (jeans, pants, sweatshirts, etc.)
Shoes / Sandals
Sweater (polar fleece or wool)
Raincoat / Windcheater
Sun hat / Tuque
Scarf
Pyjamas
Swimsuit / Towels

- If you are travelling in summer, read "How to dress in summer in Canada?"
- If you are travelling in winter, read "How to dress for a Canadian winter?"

Accessories

Suitcase with wheels
Backpack (for day trips)
Sunglasses
Water bottle
Converter / Adapter (electric)
Camera + charger
Video camera + charger
Tripod / Selfie stick
Memory card
Mobile phone + charger
Ziploc bags (to protect electronics)
Garbage bags (dirty clothing)
Music / Playlist
Hairdryer
Travel pillow and ear plugs (airplane)
Snacks
Child's car seat
Diaper bag for infants (diapers, changing mat, wipes, cream, bottles, toys, etc.)

First aid kit

Moleskin for blisters
Disinfectant
Adhesive bandages
Thermometer
Motion sickness medication
Anti-Diarrheal medication
Aloe gel for sunburn

In your carry-on

Pack the following items in your backpack and bring it on board:
Passports
Electronic Travel Authorization
Wallet (driver's license, debit/credit cards, Canadian dollars, etc.)
Proof of travel insurance
Exchange vouchers (where applicable)
Plane ticket
Travel guide / Book to read
Pen
Snacks / Water bottle
Toothbrush / Toothpaste
Deodorant
Tampons / Sanitary napkins
Facial tissues
Aspirin (or other pain medication)
Personal medications
Sweater (polar fleece or wool)
Camera / Video camera
Mobile phone

 


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