Packing Lists

Some Must-Haves for Life in Banff National Park

Work Packing List

Certain jobs may require you to have a certain uniform, or require equipment for you to bring. Below is a list of a few common packing lists for certain departments.

Culinary Colleagues

  • Knives required include rubber spatula, chef knife, paring, serrated, as well as a peeler, tongs and a thermometer
  • Carving set (carving knife and carving fork) great to have but not necessity.
  • Additional Tools for Pastry/Bakery positions (rubber spatula, offset spatula, star tips, plastic scraper, brushes, palate knife and round cutters)
  • Proper Kitchen footwear


  • Black non-slip shoes

Resort Activities Colleagues

  • Running Shoes

Food & Beverage Colleagues

  • Black shoes, fully enclosed with a non-slip sole
  • Black socks

Engineering, Stores, Shipping & Receiving and Security

  • Steel toed shoes

Housekeeping and Colleague Services

  • Black running shoes (no logo or colours)
  • Black socks

Front Office Colleagues

  • Black dress shoes
  • Black socks

Office Colleagues

Be sure to familiarize yourself with our Appearance and Grooming Policy.

Personal Packing List

Life in Lake Louise may be very different than your current town. This is by no means a comprehensive list, however this will give you a good idea of some must-haves while living in Lake Louise.

  • Alarm Clock
  • Laundry bag
  • Ear plugs (if you are a light sleeper)
  • Bed Linen – Can be rented from Colleague Services as a set or individual pieces. Pricing subject to change.
  • Kitchen items – cups, bowls, cutlery, etc.
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Indoor sneakers for the Colleague Gym
  • Warm clothes and winter boots for winter (ensure your boots have a grip for the ice/snow)
  • Sunscreen for summer
  • If you will be attending the Annual Colleague Holiday Gala held for all colleagues in December, remember to pack a semi-formal outfit for this special occasion.