Tips for Hiking in Wilderness Areas
Campbell River is a Mecca for outdoor enthusiasts, with a wide array of outdoor recreational pursuits on land, lakes, rivers, mountains and the ocean; it is always a good idea to plan ahead when you go hiking in the wilderness. Here is a partial list of things that you may want to consider when planning your day in the wilderness.
- Always tell someone where you are going and when you are expecting to return.
- Always carry more food and water than you expect to use.
- Wear good hiking shoes, preferably water proofed.
- Carry out everything you carry in, including all garbage.
- Do not remove anything from our Provincial Parks.
- Always obtain permission to enter private property.
- Never hike alone in unfamiliar places.
- Carry a good first aid kit and matches in a waterproof container.
- Never approach any wild animals.
- Check advisories at the Visitor Information Center of sightings of wild and dangerous animals before embarking on any trip.
- Carry a map and compass or a GPS and be familiar with how to use them.
- Always carry a hat and extra clothing.
- Cold and/or wet weather can kill in our climate; always have on hand rain ponchos or thermal blankets in case of emergency.