Packing List: Canada in July

Canada Lake Fishing Packing List | busyXploring

Canada is home to some of the most beautiful lakes and best fishing spots. This packing list is for a weeklong fishing trip - boating/fishing during the day and relaxing around the campfire at night.

Location: Canada
Month: July
Weather: Sunny/Breezy, 75-85
Trip Style: Fishing, Cottage

AdviceThis list is designed for those who are driving to Canada and staying in a cottage/camp. We typically pack some food and buy other items once we arrive.

  • Toiletries:
    • Eyes: Glasses, Contacts, Contact Solution/Case, Extra Contacts, Eye Drops, Sunglasses
    • Hair: Shampoo, Conditioner, Brush/Comb, Hair Ties, Dry shampoo
    • Body: Soap, Lotion, Razor, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Deodorant, Lightweight/Fast-drying towel, Sunscreen, Bug spray
    • Miscellaneous: Vitamins, Medications, Motion sickness medicine, Toilet paper, Kleenex, Hand sanitizer, Wet wipes
  • Clothing:
    • Bottoms: Shorts, Capris, Bathing suit coverup, Comfortable/lightweight workout pants
    • Tops: Tee shirts, Tank tops, Fishing shirts, Lightweight coverup (sweater, jacket, etc.), Sweatshirt
    • Outerwear: Lightweight waterproof jacket, Sun hat
    • Undergarments: Bra, Underwear, Bathing Suit, Socks
    • Shoes: Comfortable sneakers, Comfortable Flip Flops/Sandals
  • Necessities:
    • Passport and passport copies
    • Drivers license
    • Health insurance card
    • Money: US and/or Canadian money, Credit Cards
      • Reminder: Check into international exchange fees on your credit cards. Set up travel notification for you bank account(s) and credit card(s). 
    • Phone: Cell Phone, Phone charger, Portable charger
      • Reminder: Check with your phone plan to add international plans. Most places have wi-fi; however, if you need to use your phone for navigation, it will need data.
    • Electronics: Headphones, Selfie stick, Small tripod, Camera, Memory cards, Camera batteries/charger
    • Reusable water bottle
    • Notebook and Pen
    • Small backpack or bag, and/or a dry bag if you are hiking or exploring outdoors.
  • Fishing Items:
    • Fishing License / Ontario Card
    • Boating Certificate
    • Binoculars
    • GPS marine
    • Tackle Box
    • Fishing poles / reels
    • Net
    • Knives
    • Snorkeling gear
    • Cooler
    • Ropes for boat/bumpers
    • Extension cord for trolling battery
  • Cottage Items:
    • Reading materials
    • Flashlights
    • Sleeping Bag / Bedding
    • Towels
    • Chairs
    • Portable Hammock
    • Paper plates, Napkins, Paper towels, Toilet Paper, Tissues, Hand Soap, Dish Soap
    • Foil, Sandwich bags, Trash bags, Bag clips
    • Lighter/Matches
  • Food/Drink:
    • Cast Iron Pan
    • Vegetable Oil, Butter, Cooking Spray
    • Fish Fry
    • Water, Soda, Kool Aid, Sunny D, Propel
    • Crackers, Cookies, Granola Bars, Candy Bars, Pop Tarts
    • Cereal, Pancake Mix
    • Beef Jerky, Nuts, Peanut Butter pretzels, Chips
    • Condiments, Salt and Pepper, Jelly/Jam, Peanut Butter
    • Instant Coffee
  • Items to buy in Canada:
    • Eggs
    • Bread / Buns
    • Lunchmeat
    • Cheese
    • Pepperoni
    • Chicken
    • Steak
    • Hamburger
    • Hot Dogs
    • Fish
    • Potatoes
    • Noodles
    • French Fries
    • Vegetables
    • Milk
    • Beer
    • Whiskey
    • Ice

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