Backpacking basics: how to plan a multi-day hiking trip

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  • Date
    Thursday, 23 January, 2020
  • Time
    From 06:00 pm to 07:00 pm PST
  • Organizer
    MEC Vancouver
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Vancouver
    130 W. Broadway
    Vancouver, BC

Ready to take weekend adventures to the next level? Join us to learn how to make your first multi-day hiking trip a hit. From tips on choosing a trail and weather to advice on meal planning and backpacks, you’ll be set to start scoping out places for your next long-range hiking goal.

Skill level: beginner


  • Tips for choosing a trail
  • About backcountry permits and sites
  • What to think about with different weather conditions
  • How much food to pack and tips on preparing meals
  • Gear and options for sleeping outside
  • How to choose (and pack) a backpack


Our clinics are taught by friendly MEC staffers who are ready to answer any questions and share all the stuff they love about being outside. Everyone’s welcome!