Banff Jasper Collection

What to Pack for Banff and Jasper: All the Essentials

There's a lot to consider when you're packing for your summertime trip to Banff and Jasper.

The weather can be very variable in the Canadian Rockies, changing from warm summer sunshine to freezing rain and snow in an hour. You're hoping to be active and outdoors as much as possible while you're here. So, it's wise to bring clothes that you can layer, that are quick-drying and that fit nicely into your day pack.

Your Checklist for What to Bring to Banff and Jasper National Parks


  • Small backpack or daypack
  • Hiking poles
  • Binoculars
  • Camera
  • Waterproof bag
  • Waterproof phone case
  • An extra charging cord in case you lose one in a hotel room.
  • Spare batteries, etc
  • Extra SD card for camera storage

Personal Items

  • Sunblock
  • {Sunglasses
  • Bug spray
  • Water bottle
  • Travel mug
  • A good book


  • Gore-tex or similar rain jacket and pants
  • Lightweight down vest
  • Fleece jacket
  • Quick-dry pants
  • Quick-dry shorts
  • Long-sleeve wool or flannel shirt
  • Short-sleeve wool or cotton shirt
  • Wool socks
  • Hiking boots or shoes
  • Casual shoes
  • Gloves
  • Sun hat
  • Warm hat
  • Buff™

Download and print our Banff and Jasper Packing Checklist

Two hikers stand on some rocks before a blue lake and jagged mountain peaks.

More Stories Like This

back to top