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The Official Jumpstreet Guide to Winter Packing is Here!

Posted by Michael Johnson on Tue, Dec 24, 2013 @ 11:35 AM


Picture this: it’s the night before your trip to Quebec’s wintery wonderland and your room looks like a dog’s breakfast of wool socks and long johns. You sit on top of your suitcase and carefully zip it shut, and just as you’re about to pat yourself on the back for a packing job well done, that sinking feeling sets in and you realize: I forgot to pack underwear!

We’ve all been there before. Packing for a trip, particularly one that will take you into the heart of a Canadian winter, can be overwhelming. While you don’t always have the luxury of being over-prepared for your adventure, you certainly can’t afford to be under-prepared.

Luckily for you we’re here to help!


Here at Jumpstreet, we live for winter. We know how to prepare for it without having to pack everything but the kitchen sink. With our official winter packing list, you’ll find that perfect balance between travelling light and staying toasty!

First of all, don’t step one foot on that motorcoach without the following!

  • All pertinent travel documents
  • Legal identification
  • Travel money (if travelling abroad we recommend exchanging funds at your bank beforehand)

In a nutshell, there are three essential keys to being efficiently equipped for winter travel:

  • Warmth
  • Waterproofness
  • Breathability

The easiest way to dress for the cold is to layer. Start with a waterproof, breathable, insulated jacket, as well as snow pants if necesary. Layer that on top of a fleece mid-layer and, for really cold days, a base later of breathable long johns.

Just as important, you'll want waterproof, insulated boots and insulated socks. Waterproof mittens, which are warmer than gloves, are also a must, and you can layer them on top of thinner insulating gloves. And, of course, don't forget a hat!

Be sure to check out our full winter packing list next time you're traveling north!

Topics: travel, Canada, Canadian Travel, Student travel, Montreal, Quebec City, winter