Backcountry 101 - Introduction to Day Hike - Apr17

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  • Date
    Tuesday, 17 April, 2018
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm PDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Kelowna
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Kelowna
    1876 Cooper Rd #100
    Kelowna, BC

Intro to Day Hiking & Multi-Day Hikes

Are you interested in day and multi-day hiking? Join our experts as we discuss backpacks, equipment, must-haves and everything else in between! Come with your questions and enjoy an hour long session prepping you for adventure!


By the end of the session, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the essential equipment required for a day hike, including:
    • Daypack considerations
    • Clothing systems
    • Day hiking footwear considerations
    • The 10 essentials
  • Understand the steps required to plan a safe, comfortable trip, including:
    • Leaving trip info with a contact back home
    • Assessing weather and its impact on equipment selection
    • Trip research and finding resources on popular day hikes in one’s region
  • Be aware of the resources available at MEC that support them in their day hiking adventures and point them to popular options in their own region.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns please contact the Outreach Coordinator at