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Travel Packing Guide

Student travel season has arrived and with that comes packing. If your student or child is unsure of what to bring for their class trip, then worry no more, we have everything you need to make your trip hassle-free with our packing list!

Helpful Packing Tips

1. Always pack light, and only bring what you need.

We suggest students limit their luggage to one suitcase which can be stored in the luggage bins under the motor coach or on an airplane (international tours).

2. Don’t forget a carry-on bag!

Students should bring a carry-on bag (a backpack is best). This will hold all the essentials through each day’s activities.

3. Review the itinerary.

This will help you prepare for any activities that would require you to bring additional items.

4. Check the weather forecast.

Depending on your destination and when you’re travelling, you’ll have to pack some weather-specific clothes; weather can differ greatly from day to day.

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Sample Packing List

Please keep in mind that our packing list is an outline, and needs may change depending on your destination and personal requirements.


  • A Canadian birth certificate (original or photocopy) for those 18 and under
  • A valid passport 
  • Spending money for lunches and souvenirs 
  • Copy of the itinerary
  • List of important phone numbers and emergency contacts
  • List of prescriptions or allergies

Recommended Clothing

  • 1 t-shirt per day
  • 1 change of socks per day
  • 1 change of underwear per day
  • At least 2 sweaters or sweatshirts
  • At least 2 pairs of pants
  • At least 2 pairs of shorts
  • At least 1 pair of pajamas
  • 1 waterproof hooded jacket
  • 1 outfit for dance or other formal event (refer to your itinerary)


  • 1 pair of walking shoes
  • 1 pair of shoes for dance or formal event (refer to your itinerary)


  • A toothbrush and toothpaste
  • A comb or brush
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen

Additional Items

  • Umbrella
  • Camera (with charger/extra batteries)
  • Snacks for the journey
  • Reusable water bottle
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