What to pack

What you need to bring

  • Lightweight sweater/fleece and/or vest
  • Two long and short sleeved shirts or technical shirts
  • Comfortable pants for hiking (jeans are not recommended)
  • Two or three pairs of socks (wool or synthetic, thick and thin pairs)
  • Shorts (zip-off long pants/shorts combination)
  • Good quality sunglasses
  • Hat or ball cap
  • Warm gloves (be prepared for all types of weather)
  • Camera
  • Swim suit
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Indoor shoes/sandals
  • Clothes for warm-up class
  • Thin leather gloves (or similar) if you are participating in the Via Ferrata program (these are available for purchase in our lodge shop)

How to dress for activities

We recommend that you dress in layers while out hiking. This allows you to take a layer off as you warm up, and then add it back on later when you stop for a break or lunch. 

What CMH provides for each trip

  • Technical, waterproof, leather hiking boots (Salomon, Tecnica, Garmont) - ranging from children’s size 12, 13 and 1-3, adults 4-14. All are medium width
  • Lightweight wind and rain resistant jacket*
  • Rain pants*
  • Day backpack and walking stick / ski pole
  • Water bottle

You are welcome to bring your own hiking gear — boots, day pack & rain wear, waterbottle, etc. 

Laundry facilities including soap are available at all lodges (no charge). 

*Limited child & youth sizes available, please ask us for exact sizing if desired! 

What to pack each day of your trip

Pack the following in your day pack each day: 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Water bottle
  • Snacks & lunch
  • Camera
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain gear
  • Sweater or fleece top
  • Hat & gloves
  • Extra socks

What's available for purchase at the retail shop

Our retail shop carries a variety of outdoor gear, including but not limited to: 

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Climbing gloves
  • Base layers
  • Short sleeved shirts
  • Long sleeved shirts
  • Swim suits
  • Baseball caps
  • Rain jackets

What to pack for specialty trips

Alpine Trail Running
Canadian Geographic Adventure with Scott Forsyth
Photography Workshop with Kahli April
Photography Workshop with Taylor Burk
Painting Workshop with Mike Svob