Backcountry 101 - Intro to Dayhiking - Winter Edition

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  • Date
    Thursday, 14 February, 2019
  • Time
    From 06:30 pm to 07:30 pm EST
  • Organizer
    MEC Ottawa
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Ottawa
    366 Richmond Rd
    Ottawa, ON

Cancelled tonight.

Backcountry 101 is our weekly clinic series intended to help everyone from the novice camper to the seasoned hiker plan, prepare and pack for their adventures outside. Come join us!



This clinic will introduce participants to the equipment, skills and resources required for a safe and enjoyable day hike, including:

  • The 'Top 10' essentials.
  • Day hiking footwear considerations.
  • Clothing systems.
  • Daypack considerations.
  • Recommendations for some popular trips in the region.
  • General safety tips such as first aid kits, checking the weather and leaving contact/trip info with someone back home.


Check out this link for hiking options in the Ottawa/Gatineau region.

For some helpful tips on playing outside responsibly check out the MEC blog.

Planning some trips further afield in 2019 throughout Canada? Check out a list of day hikes here

Looking for some grip on slippery terrain? Check out the various traction devices for your boots and shoes here.


If you have any questions, please email