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Backpacking & Day Hiking

Backpacking, Trekking & Day Hiking

"In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks."
— John Muir
Travelling Safely in Canada's Backcountry Day Hiking in the Rocky Mountains

Learn Wildlife & Bear Awareness

When Travelling or Working anywhere there are Bears, i.e. Bear Country, you must have a Safe Wilderness Working or Travel Environment. This is Part 1 of 3 in a Series of Bear Awareness Videos.

Learn to Understanding Bear Behavior

We need to Understand Bear Behaviour, because bears are curious, intelligent omnivore scavengers who make their living by eating. This is Part 2 of 3 in a Series of Bear Awareness Videos.

Learn How-to Properly Use Bear Spray

You Must Learn to Properly Use, Store & Handle Bear Spray if you travel into or through Bear Country, i.e. anywhere in Canada's Wilderness. It's an essential skill for all wilderness travellers. This is Part 3 of 3 in a Series of Bear Awareness Videos.

Backpacking & Trekking Resources

Backpacking and Day Hiking is a great way to get the skills and confidence necessary to start traveling farther into the backcountry. A relaxing two day trek will give you a chance to see some beautiful country without the stress associated with the first long trip. Before your go; research what gear you need, break in your boots by hiking around your community, take a Survival Course and a Navigation Course so you have the background knowledge to avoid mishaps or mitigate the situation. Hiking is one of the most enjoyable ways of seeing the backcountry.

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Notable Backpacking Training Schools

Learning to Backpack can be an excellent time and allow you a f reedom to roam the backcountry. Do not forget to also take the Wilderness Survival Core Seminar the Wilderness Navigation Core Seminar and a good Wilderness First Aid Course.