Accessories that make winter trips in Edmonton a breeze

Travelling can be a grand ol’ time but it can also be a pain, especially if it’s cold outside. You need to bring so much stuff with you that just the act of packing can be exhausting. These Edmonton stores sell travel accessories that will make your next winter trip much smoother.

Breathe Outdoors (formerly Campers Village)

10951 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4V6

This shop sells so many camping supplies that it can be hard to pick just a few things. Start with a day pack that doubles as a phone charger, such as the Timbuk2 power Q daypack. is not only handy for carrying around all your supplies for the day, it also ensures you’ll always be able to tweet or Instagram your day’s adventures. It’s built-in Joey T1 Power Supply provides two full charges to a standard cell phone but can charge pretty much anything that normally would be plugged into a USB port.

Mountain Equipment Co-op

11904 104 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5K 0G6

This shop sells a variety of clothes, accessories and gear for all sorts of outdoor activities, including travelling. They also make it easy to protect your supplies, with items like phone protectors. Whether you’re a Samsung or Apple fanatic, you can outfit your phone or tablet with the appropriate Lifeproof Nuud case. They’re waterproof and can even be submersed up to two metres in water for up to one hour without fear of leakage. The cases are shockproof, meaning your phone can survive a two metre drop looking fantastic and still working.

Center Point Performance

49510 Range Road 262, Leduc County, AB T9G 0E6

They sell a lot of bigger stuff, like quads and snow mobiles. But when you're all set for getting to your destination, you can still pick up something to help you remember the trip, like the Drift HD Ghost. This sleek video camera is small enough to take with you on most of your adventures but big enough that it won’t miss any of the magic. Whether you’re climbing Machu Picchu in Peru, snowboarding in Whistler or shopping your way through Europe, you won’t be weighed down by this lightweight 2 inch LCD screen and rotatable lens.

Sundance Ski and Board Shop

4745 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB T6H 5C3

Their clothing ranges from outerwear to the stuff that keeps you warm underneath your windbreaker. One of their most versatile items is the Icebreaker Body Fit Women’s Vertex Leggings. These gorgeous long, black leggings are both practical and stylish. They’re built for chilly winter weather, so they can easily keep you nice and toasty during a long day on the mountain. But, you can also wear them out on the town with a long top. They’re made from mid-weight merino wool fabric, so they’re breathable and comfortable, plus they’re naturally odor-resistant.

Whether you’re shopping for a wee babe or yourself, is there anything cozier than a onesie? Perfect for camping trips or hanging out at home on the couch (or in the crib),onesies are versatile and comfy – plus, is there anything a baby looks cuter in? These stores sell the most adorable onesies on the market. [Image credit:]
Kombucha tea, a slightly bubbly fermented drink made with a green or black tea base, is a sweet but healthy alternative to pop. Makers claim it can aid in digestive health, plus it just tastes fantastic. Often made from organic, raw ingredients, kombucha teas have exploded in popularity in the past decade. These Edmonton shops carry a variety of brands, including some Canuck favourites.
Linens may seem like a boring thing to purchase, but, if you search the right shops, you can find the most plush, decadent bath towels and pretty kitchen linens you’ll ever see. Having high quality bath towels is essential for a happy life and lovely kitchen linens – well, that just makes your kitchen all the more beautiful and fun.
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