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Butterfly Tours 6 & 8 Day Packing List

Essential Clothing

  • Yellow kayak with gear on a Haida Gwaii beachLightweight thermal long sleeve top for paddling
  • Lightweight thermal long johns for paddling
  • 1-2 Medium/heavy weight thermal long sleeve top for night
  • 1-2 Medium/heavy weight thermal long johns or polar fleece pants for night
  • Lightweight fleece for paddling
  • Nylon quick drying shorts
  • Synthetic quick drying pants
  • 1 or 2 lightweight quick drying t-shirts
  • Warm polar fleece or down jacket
  • Quality breathable rain jacket with hood
  • Waterproof/quick drying pants (for walking and at camp)
  • Footwear for paddling that can get wet (sandals, wet suit booties, Crocs w/ wool socks)
  • Trail walking shoes/runners or lightweight hiking boots if you prefer ankle support (Note: tracks are muddy, rutted and overgrown)
  • Dry footwear for camp (running shoes, crocs, or comfortable outdoor footwear)
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm gloves for night
  • 1 or 2 wool or warm toque (1 for paddling, 1 for night)
  • 3-5 pair of warm socks for night
  • 2-4 pair of walking socks
  • Underwear for 6 or 8 days

Yellow kayak with gear on a Haida Gwaii beachEssential Personal Items

  • Water bottle (1-litre Nalgene bottle with carabiner)
  • Personal toiletries and medications (note there are no shower facilities and if you bring soap please ensure it is biodegradable)
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Headlamp with spare batteries
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Insect repellent

Optional Items

  • Small dry bag for cameras and other items (2L or 5L)
  • Long-sleeved quick drying shirt for sun protection
  • Paddling gloves (We supply paddling pogies)
  • Bathing suit
  • Camera
  • Book
  • Journal (& pens!)
  • Cards/Crib board
  • Small frameless daypack (must pack down well to fit in kayak)
  • Small inflatable camping pillow (recommend exped blow-up pillow)
  • Garbage Bags for wet gear
  • Extra wine or beer (we supply a glass of wine with first dinner)

Please also see Packing for a Kayak Trip for more information.

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