Gear list

The dimensions of the bear proof food/gear lockers are 120 cm x 95 cm x 102 cm
(48” x 38“ x 41”).



All of your food, garbage, cook stoves, coolers, diapers, etc. must be stored in the lockers when not in use.

  • Tent: Be sure it packs down to a manageable size to fit in your canoe or kayak. Tent pads are 3x3 m (10’x 10’).

  • Sleeping bag: The sleeping bag should be chosen based on the weather conditions.

  • Sleeping pad: Bring a sleeping pad purely for comfort.

  • Camp pillow: Bring a camp pillow purely for comfort.

  • Camp chair: Camp chairs are not a necessity but if there’s room they sure beat a log.

  • Flashlight: A headlamp is preferable to a flashlight.

  • Multipurpose knife with tools.

  • Thermal safety blanket: It’s always good to be prepared.

  • Matches: Waterproof matches can be found any place camping gear is sold.

  • Lighter: Bring a lighter in addition to matches—one might fail.

  • Zip Lock bags: Buy the kind that has a zipper. These will keep things dry.

  • Garbage bags: These serve as dry bags. Also used to throw away your trash.

  • Dirty diaper storage bags: they will be stored in the food locker so bring a few.

  • Dry storage box: These boxes are great to keep cell phones and GPS units safe and dry.

  • Extra batteries: Bring extra batteries for every electronic device you have.

  • Backpack: Depending on where you are paddling, you may want to get out and hike.

  • Maps: Have a good map of the area. Gemtrek Jasper and Maligne Lake, National Geographic Jasper South, or NTS 83/C12 Athabasca Falls.

  • Compass: It would be a good idea to know how to use one also.

  • Water: Purifier, water tablets or 4 to 5 liters of water per person per day.

  • Rope

  • Duct tape: This implement really needs no explanation.

  • First aid kit: If you bring a prepackaged one, make sure it has everything you need.

  • Sun block: You can get burned even on an overcast day.

  • Chap stick: Keep your lips healthy while on the water.

  • Toilet paper: bring your own, put in waterproof bag.

  • Toiletry Bag: Fill it with whatever you personally need.

  • Shoes for water: You should have shoes or closed-toe sandals with good support. There are small rocks and twigs in the water around the camp.

  • Towel: Towels are needed not only for yourself but also to dry things off.

  • Sunglasses: Polarized sunglasses are great while on the water.

  • Hat: Keep the sun off of your face with a hat.

  • Wind breaker: Even warm days can feel cool on the water. It should be waterproof.

  • Rain pants: A rainy day can make for a miserable paddle.
     
  • Undergarments: Bring extra socks and underwear.

  • Non-cotton shirt: Polypropylene or wool thermal wear is a good idea if the nights get cold.

  • Extra pants or shorts: It’s always good to have a change of clothes when on the water.

  • Warm clothes: Be sure to dress for the time of year and have clothes to sleep in.

  • Hiking shoes: Good shoes are important for around the campsite or if you want to hike.

  • Cooler: Soft cooler bags are preferable to hard plastic coolers.

  • Ice packs: These will only stay cool for the first day.

  • Stove: cook on a stove and bring at least 100 ml fuel per person per day (summer).

  • Cookware: Determine what you need based on the items you’ll be heating up.

  • Dry food bars: Plenty of Power Bars, Boulder Bars and granola bars will get you through the trip.

  • Meals: Bring one extra easy meal (KD, boil in the foil) as an emergency back-up.

  • Binoculars

  • Camera

  • Fishing Gear and National Park fishing permit. Available at Information Centres and stores in Jasper.

  • Book
     
  • Cards