Montreal

What to pack for your trip to Montréal

Montreal has a semi-continental climate, with a warm, humid summer and a very cold winter, so depending on when you travel, dress accordingly.

All-weather gear. During the warmer season, be prepared for rainy and windy conditions. Ideal are lightweight hoodies like the highly weatherproof Arc'teryx Squamish jacket, which is breathable, too — handy for when the weather clears up again. Tuck a good (but compact) umbrella, like Repel's Windproof Travel Umbrella with Teflon Coating, into your bag, in case of a real downpour.

Power adapter and charger. In Canada, the power sockets are the same as in the U.S.: Type A and B. The standard voltage is 120 V and the standard frequency is 60 Hz. Type A and B power adapters are included in this world adapter set from Bestek, and a multiport charger, like Anker’s compact Powerport 4.

Packing cubes. They not only keep your suitcase organized, but also compact your clothes to save space. One of frequent travellers'favorites are Eagle Creek‘s Pack-It cubes, which come in different sizes so you can tailor your setup to your needs.

Check out Lonely Planet's Montreal & Quebec City Travel Guide – stroll down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal, cycle through the Parc des Champs de Bataille, or enjoy the Festival International de Jazz de Montreal; all with your trusted travel companion.

Also check out the Montréal Tourist office website with lots of info for visitors to the city.