Travelling to Calgary !!! Essential Travel Items to carry

Travelling anywhere is fun and it could be even better if you are well prepared. If you’re planning to visit Alberta this year, make sure you pack everything you’ll need. For your Calgary trip you need to focus on the list of items and get ready before hand. Here are some suggestions to get you started:

SUMMER

Temperatures in Alberta during the summer typically range from 15°C to 23°C.  The temperature in the afternoon in July and August can climb as high as 30°C+ but be prepared for chilly mornings. Alberta has an average of 330 days of sunshine annually. Expect thunderstorms, rain and even hail, which can appear and disappear rather quickly. Here are some of the things to make sure you have in your suitcase:

Essentials

  • Comfortable pants (jeans, cotton or linen trousers, athletic pants)
  • Shorts or skirts
  • T-shirts and sleeveless tank tops
  • Sweatshirts or light sweaters
  • Light jacket (waterproof, windproof and lightly lined is ideal)
  • Running shoes, or comfortable walking shoes/sandals
  • Golf attire (if you are planning to play)
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses and a hat
  • Sunscreen and mosquito repellent
  • Umbrella or small waterproof poncho
  • Dress/skirt (women); dinner jacket, pants (men)

WINTER

Like many cold-weather mountain destinations, the weather in Alberta, can be fickle. It’s wise to dress in layers so you can peel some off if conditions warm up. Here’s what you should pack:

Essentials

  • Warm pants
  • Sweaters or long-sleeved shirts
  • Warm winter jacket (waterproof and windproof highly recommended)
  • Running shoes, or warm walking shoes/boots
  • Winter insulated boots -Warm socks -Winter hat (fleece/wool)
  • Gloves or mitts (two pairs, preferably thermal as it can get very cold)
  • Scarf -Fleece sweater or vest
  • Other clothing ideal for layering
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Skis, ski boots, ski poles, helmet if you are planning to hit the slopes (and if you have not previously arranged rentals with Travel Alberta)

Skiing/Snowboarding

If you’re planning to go skiing or snowboarding in Alberta, the following items are required:

  • Warm hat
  • Scarf/neck warmer
  • Water resistant jacket
  • Water resistant snow pants
  • Thermal pants and top (not cotton)
  • Waterproof thermal gloves
  • Several warm layers
  • Warm socks
  • Goggles

STAYING IN CALGARY

Don’t worry about that during your Calgary trip. We have got you covered. Airport Traveller’s Inn & Suites, Calgary-Airport, AB is located midway between downtown Calgary and Calgary International Airport (YYC). We are a budget hotel near Calgary airport and provide wide range of amenities and option for savings. Also, check attractions near Calgary to explore during your visit. Also, it would be a great idea to contact the hotel before hand and avail up to 30% discounts on select dates. Check out on how to spend 48 hours in Calgary.

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