What To Wear In Canada
To sum it up - Casual and laid back
- Canada can be a very cold country, but climates vary through the year and in different parts of the country.
- Winter is absolutely freezing, so layer up. If you don't, you'll find that your skin really does shrivel up and fall off. You are well advised to have a very thick, warm coat. Gloves, cosy boots, warm scarf, a hat, and ear muffs are also a very good idea.
- If visiting in winter have some versatile shoes with soft rubber tread to provide you with enough traction not to slip on the ice.
- Conversely, summer can be roasting, so breathable fabrics are best.
- Everything's easy to buy, so don't take up valuable packing space with cosmetics, medicines, sun creams, books or the like. Buy them there.
- There really is loads to see and do and most of it is best done on foot, so make sure you take comfy footwear for daytime.
- If you're travelling across Canada by overnight train, be aware that you may not be able to take hard suitcases into the cabin with you (check with the train operator). Ensure you have a soft canvas holdall or rucksack to hold your clothes and essentials for the journey, and pack this before you arrive at the station - otherwise you will be asked to transfer your clothes into plastic bags.
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