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What to bring on a guided hike

Hikers preparing for a trip to the Burgess Shale © Parks Canada
Hikers preparing for a trip to the Burgess Shale
© Parks Canada

A day of hiking in the Rockies requires preparation. Conditions can change rapidly in the mountains and higher elevations increase your exposure to the sun and stormy weather.  To have a safe and fun time outdoors you will need to bring:

  • Warm clothes (no cotton), rain jacket and pants, winter gloves, and toque
  • Hearty lunch, snack & drinking water
    (at least 2 litres)
  • Hiking boots and hiking poles, extra socks
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, sun hat
  • Personal blister kit and medical supplies
    (just in case)
  • Sorry, no pets please.
  • Camera!


 

 

 


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