AdventureSmart: Hiking Safety Tips You Need to Know

We British Columbians just love to explore our beautiful backyard. And, the hiking trails are beckoning as the weather warms and days become longer. While you’re off exploring the trails close to home, keep in mind that every great adventure comes with risk.

There are 1,700 search and rescue (SAR) incidents each year in BC. What’s more, hikers account for one-third of those SAR calls (50% of hiking calls are in the southwest region). The most common causes of rescue are hikers becoming lost or disoriented, exceeding their abilities, or getting injured along the way. Incorporating The Three T’s (Training, Trip Planning and Taking the Essentials) into your hiking regimen will help keep you safe out on the trail.  

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PUBLICATION: Destination BC Blog (

Photo: Andy Vu, Pexels

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