Nanook Expeditions

What to Bring

For you personal comfort you will want clothing that is suitable for paddling.

Be sure to include:

  • Quick-dry long-sleeve and/or athletic wear (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc)
  • Fleece jacket or pullover (spring and fall)
  • Quick-dry shorts or pants, bathing suits and/or athletic wear (polyester, nylon, acrylic, etc)
  • Wet shoes preferably, or sandals with straps or sneakers to wear while kayaking (no shoes or boots – your feet will get wet)
  • Neoprene gloves (spring and fall)
  • Rain gear (jacket and pants)
  • Head gear – toque (spring and fall), sun hat (summer)
  • Sunglasses with strap
  • Lip balm (with UV protection)
  • Good quality water bottle (e.g., nalgene)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • Camera (waterproof casing and strap)
  • Immersion gear – wet suit or dry suit (for spring and fall courses only)
  • Notepad and pen (for courses only)

Note: Please avoid cotton – no heavy hooded sweatshirts, jeans or heavy pants (including sweat pants).

Water bottles and immersion gear (dry-suits or wet-suits) are your responsibility as they are considered personal gear. Hydration is key, and you should bring a good quality water bottle (minimum 500ml). As well, if you are on a course in spring or fall please bring a dry-suit or wet-suit for your comfort.  No matter what the weather, immersion gear will greatly improve your comfort level. Please contact us if you are having difficulty finding immersion gear.

If your course includes overnight camping bring clothing for the campsite in the evenings as well.

Please note: sleeping bags are not provided for hygiene reasons. Please bring your own. We also encourage participants to bring their own sleeping mattress and tent although we can provide them if required.