"Packing List" Montreal Packing List Tip by B_Lacombe
Montreal What to Pack: 40 reviews and 29 photos
Luggage and bags: One person out of three among middle age and lower wears a small packback. They are not only convenient but also cheap. Half the price is the norm. One could expect to find one around $15US.
Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: OK not everyone supports cold the same. A hint, carry a t-shirt with a V-neck in your luggage, should it get colder, go into any washroom and put under whatever you wear without having to wear a jacket and be the only one freezing while all the canadians are happy about the 'warm' weather...
Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Montreal is very clean ... even the washrooms.
Photo Equipment: If you want to buy film, drugstores are a good place. Avoid the 'old Montreal' and hotels as you will pay more.
Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Even in a hot days, night are cool in the forest, and the water lake very cold. There are no real danger in walking in the forest except small insects such as mosquitoes. The worst time for mosquitoes varies from one area to the other. If you use a tent, make sure it is (no-see-ums, sand-flies) safe (called brūlots in French). There are tiny insects (2-3mm long)that feed on anyone and can get through regular mosquito nets. They travel in 'clouds' and are the worst nightmare you could have. During the day, they sleep by the lake because the ground is humid where their name 'sandfly'. Beware if you go swimming... I encountered them like 5 seconds some 20 years ago and I still remember them as I was getting into a lake to scubadive.
For more info, see governemental information:http://res2.agr.ca/ecorc/program2/entomology/biting_flies/english/fl es12e.html
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