Winter Vacation Packing List - What Is The Best Winter Clothing?
What is the best winter clothing for Canada in winter? We asked ourselves this question as soon as it became clear that we were Winterlude Festival in Ottawa would visit. It's not that easy at all Case to pack properly for such Travel. Because we hardly know temperatures of -33 ° C here. Winterlude doesn't get in every year Ottawa so icy. When we were there we were told that these degrees of cold were exceptional. For us, this winter holiday packing list has proven itself.
What does perfect winter clothing look like?
First of all, you have to be aware that on the one hand, you are doing a lot outdoors, and thus in the freezing cold. Unlike skiing or other outdoor winter activities, Winterlude offers you the opportunity to visit cafes, restaurants, Hotels or even warm it up in extra heat tents. On the one hand, the winter cold in Ottawa can be tolerated well on the one hand. On the other hand, this also means that you are constantly going from the freezing cold outdoors to heavily overheated rooms. We've never spent so much time on a trip putting our winter clothes on and off. Therefore one thing is absolutely important:
Packing list for winter holidays - according to the onion principle
The best protection against the cold in winter: hand, body and foot warmers
With these body warmers you will be well protected against the cold through the cold winter months.
And of course there are also foot warmers for the feet and especially the toes. After all, there is nothing more unpleasant than ice-cold feet, when you're out and about in the freezing cold of winter. Simply put these pads under your feet in your shoes. After that, neither ice nor snow will bother you.
With these sole warmers in stock you are protected against the cold all winter.
Underwear and pants are part of winter clothing
Sweaters, jackets and winter coats - the perfect winter clothing
Men's winter jackets
If we were still too cold on the way, we went to cafes, restaurants or hotel lobbies where we warmed up again. Since this usually succeeded very quickly with our thick onion look, we soon felt too hot. If we used the breaks for a warm drink, we could quickly reduce our onion layers one after the other until we felt comfortable indoors again. We put on our winter jacket for extreme cold just as quickly.
Winter jackets for women
What helps against cold Feet and Hands?
Of course you also need in winter warm winter boots *. Here we always make sure that these are cut as wide as possible. So we can still wear a pair of warm socks underneath in extremely cold temperatures. It also helps if the boots are lined. Our selection for Winter boots for wide feet you can find under this link.
Protect Head and Ears
With this clothing you are optimally protected against extreme cold
This winter clothing ensures a fun-filled winter in Canada experience, whether you're in Ottawa in winter or skiing in the Rocky Mountains. Protected like that you can really enjoy Canadian winter events, without having to worry about the cold.
How are Canada winter temperatures?
It's hard to say in general. Canada is the largest country in the world and has many climate zones. These are usually colder than where we live in Europe. Canada has no mountain ranges that run from east to west. They do not keep out the temperatures and winds from the north. Therefore, the wind can make the temperature feel colder than it actually is due to the wind chill factor. Temperatures also fluctuate a lot from year to year. During our stay in Ottawa, for example, we had extreme cold during our visit at the Winterlude. But it doesn't have to be that way every year. It is best to check the temperatures before you leave and pack your winter clothing accordingly for your winter vacation in Canada. Winter clothing in Canada must correspond to different climates.
Canada in winter is cold - the winter vacation packing list provides tips
But that was a good thing. Because the conditions on the Rideau Canal were perfect to make the ice rink out of it. The Winterlude Festival is known for that. As it turned out, however, it was a different cold than the one we know in Central Europe. Dry but icy. When the wind blows, the wind cold factor is added. This ensures that the icy cold is extremely noticeable. Therefore, you should know beforehand how best to protect yourself against the cold in the Canadian winter. Which winter clothing is the best. These tips also help with other activities that are in Canada in winter possible are. These tips are just as interesting for skiers as for trips to regions with extreme cold. The Canadians Karla and Matt from Must Do Canada show you in their video what a Canadian attracts in winter (in English).
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Source: own research on site for the article "What is guaranteed cold protection in winter in Canada?". We thank Tourism Ottawa, Ontario Tourism and the Canadian Tourism Commission for supporting this trip.
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