Playing it safe
All outdoor activities involve some degree of risk. Rapidly changing weather, steep, rugged or unfamiliar terrain, avalanches (at any time of year), cold, swift-flowing streams, canyons, rapids and waterfalls, glacial crevasses, falling rocks and wild animals are all backcountry hazards visitors may encounter. Caution and self-reliance are essential. You or your trip leader should have a knowledge of natural hazards, experience in avoiding them and a plan to deal with them successfully when required.
Remember - YOU are responsible for your own safety.
Voluntary Safety Registrations
Voluntary Safety Registration © A. Zier-Vogel
If you plan on participating in a backcountry activity and do not have a reliable local contact to leave your detailed travel information with, you can register your trip in person at park information centres. A safety registration ensures that if you do not return by the date and time recorded, a search will be initiated on your behalf. You must report back immediately upon your return to a Park Information Centre.