Visitor Safety


Trip Planning

Trip Planning and Preparedness

  • Check for updates (notices, closures, trail conditions) on the park webpage.
  • Make a Trip Plan and leave it with someone who’s not going with you. Try the AdventureSmart Trip Plan app
  • Pack “The Essentials
  • Learn about our Responsible Recreation guidelines to ensure you have a safe, responsible and respectful adventure in a BC Park.
Other Safety Pages

Other Safety Pages

Public Health Risks

Public Health Risks

The list below doesn’t cover all the potential risks you may encounter within BC Parks. However, these HealthLink BC files can help you reduce the chances of becoming ill.

Freshwater Health Risk

Insect-related risks

Animal-related risks

The Essentials

The Essentials

Pack AdventureSmart’s “The Essentials”:

  • Flashlight (headlamp) with spare batteries/bulb
  • Fire making kit
  • Signaling device (whistle/mirror etc.)
  • Extra food and water
  • Extra clothing (warm layers and toque)
  • Navigation and communication aids (maps, compass and possibly GPS receiver, satellite phone, 2-way radios. Do not rely on your cell phone for navigation or as a light!)
  • First aid kit (know how to use this)
  • Emergency shelter (large orange tarp or blanket. Can act as an additional signaling device)
  • Pocket knife
  • Sun protection (Healthlink BC Sun Safety for Children)