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Camping Checklist

Planning a trip is part of the fun! Make sure you have everything you need when packing for your trip by using a checklist. You can download our What-to-Bring Checklist (PDF) or create your own.

  • Tent
  • Ground sheet or tarp
  • Mattress (and air pump) or sleeping pad
  • Light bedsheet
  • Sleeping bags or warm blankets
  • Pillow

  • Screen dining tent (or tarp with ropes)
  • Folding chairs
  • Tablecloth
  • Camp stove
  • Fuel
  • Pots and pans
  • Oven mitt
  • Plates, bowls, cups and utensil set (spoon, knife, fork)
  • Cutting board and sharp knife
  • Large bowl
  • Serving spoons
  • Can opener
  • Coffee press /maker
  • Water jug
  • Water bottles
  • Cooler and ice (large cooler for food, and small cooler bag for drinks)
  • Dishpan
  • Bio-degradable dish soap
  • Dish cloth /Scrubber
  • Dish towels
  • Paper towels / napkins
  • Aluminum foil
  • Zipper-lock bags or re-sealable containers
  • Garbage bags

  • Firewood, kindling and tinder (check regulations for moving firewood)
  • Matches / BBQ lighter
  • Campfire forks or Pie iron
  • Hatchet
  • Fire starter

  • Lantern
  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Duct tape
  • Extra batteries
  • Rope
  • Small broom & dustpan
  • Bungee cords
  • Mallet
  • Screwdriver or multi-tool (e.g., Swiss Army Knife)
  • Sewing kit
  • Extra tarp

  • Bandages (e.g., self adhesive / sterile gauze, tensor bandage)
  • Ointments (e.g., antiseptic wipes, burn relief)
  • Tools (e.g., scissors, tweezers, tape)
  • Medications (for pain, fever, allergies)
  • Needed prescriptions
  • Health Cards

  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellent
  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste/ Dental floss
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush
  • Towel
  • Washcloth

  • Close-toed shoes and/or hiking boots
  • Sandals
  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Long pants
  • Shorts
  • Short-sleeved shirts
  • Long-sleeved shirts / Sweater
  • Jackets / rain gear
  • Bathing suit
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Mittens or gloves and toque (in cool weather)
  • Long underwear (in cool weather)

  • A favourite toy
  • Special blankets/ pillow
  • Water toys or floats (e.g., Pool noodles, doughnut, sand toys)
  • Games or deck of cards
  • Storybooks
  • Extra clothing

  • Camera / video camera
  • Backpack
  • Water shoes
  • Personal flotation device (PFD)
  • Sports equipment (e.g., soccer ball)
  • Bikes/helmets/ lights/locks
  • Beach umbrella
  • Fishing rod, tackle and fishing license
  • Canoe, paddles and canoe safety kits (Bailer, 15 m rope, whistle, PFD)

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