Churchill What to Pack

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    Warm Clothes

    by grets Written Jul 29, 2004

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: It can get incredibly cold here, especially if an icy wind blows. Lots of layers, hats, scarves and gloves are recommended, as is footware with a good grip. High heeled shoes are a total waste of time!

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  • Cold Weather Clothing a MUST!

    by maryellen50 Updated Nov 3, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: Soft sided is easier to store under your bunk bed

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Polar Tec Clothing and Good Hiking Boots. Layering is the way to go. You definitely need a parka and plenty of disposable hand and foot warmers.

    Photo Equipment: Digital cameras work best on this bright white background. Bring extra rechargeable batteries as they do not last long in the cold.

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    film, film and more film.

    by margaretvn Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Luggage and bags: you do not have a lot of room in the train going to CHurchill and even less in the plane back to Winnipeg so you cannot take big bags or cases.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: thick warm coat, hat, scarf, thermal gloves and boats. thick socks and jumper.... it gets COLD out there on the tundra.

    Photo Equipment: lots of film, batteries (although you can buy them in towm) and a good zoom lens.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: I would not even THINK of camping near the bears.

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    Plenty of warm clothing

    by PeterVancouver Updated Nov 25, 2012

    Luggage and bags: Nothing too large if you are travelling on the two day VIA Rail to and from Winnipeg to Churchill trip. We found that two airline hand bagage size cases each were ideal so that one can be checked in if flying, but both will fit either under or above the bunk beds on the train. Anthing larger wiould have to be checked in as they would not fit the small aircraft or cabin on the railway

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Lots of layers for very cold weather in the winter as the wind blows strongly in churchill. Full ski gear incl jacket and pants are ideal, but something like a balaclava is worth taking as face and ears become frozen very quicky in this area. I have experienced cold of Alberta when skiing many times, but the chill factor of the wind in churchill exceeded even the coldest of days I have had.

    It iks well worth going to or getting someone to visit Home Depot in churchill in mid winter as you can buy spiked cleats that come in three sizes and which stretch over your normal rubber sole shoes or boots which should keep you upright in the high winds on the ice of the sidewalk (around $18.00 for a pair). The gift shop alongside the Bear Inn also offer these but are not quite as good.

    Photo Equipment: Be prepared for your camera to show that it is discharged when its not. It simply cannot cope with the cold!

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    Travel to and in Churchill

    by PeterVancouver Updated Dec 4, 2012
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    Luggage and bags: We found an ideal for travel by train and plane from Winnipeg to Churchill and back, was two hand luggage size bags each. On the small aircraft, one of each can be checked in, and on the railroad, all four will fit either under the bunk beds or above the basin in the cabin. anything larger will have to be checked into the baggage car and may not be accessable during the trip

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: The wind blowing in Churchill can create a huge wind chill factor the likes of which I havent even known skiing in the Rockies in Alberta regularly in Winter.Ski jacket and pants are ideal but maybe even a balaclava is useful to protect the ears and face from the biting wind. Even though you may have good rubber soles on your shoes or boots, it may be worth getting someone to get you a set of spiked cleats from Home Depot in Churchill which come in three foot sizes at around $18.00 per pair and which give so much more security when the wind tries to take you off your feet in the snow and ice on the sidewalk. If HD dont have them, the gift shop alongsiide of the Bear
    Inn does have, but they are not as good as the Home Depot ones.

    Photo Equipment: Dont be suprised if your camera shows" low battery" and stops working for a while. Its simply due to the cold weather. Keep a second battery warm in your clothing

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