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

  • Date
    Friday, 27 March, 2020
  • Time
    From 07:00 pm to 08:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Edmonton
  • Price
  • Address
    MEC Edmonton Downtown
    11904 104 Ave NW
    Edmonton, AB

As you are aware, the situation around COVID-19 continues to evolve, and further restrictions on events and gatherings have been instituted by provincial governments across the country. The health and safety of our participants, staff and partners is our top priority. At this time, several health agencies are recommending the cancellation of large gatherings and the practice of social distancing.  We are taking precautionary steps to lessen the public health risk associated with COVID-19 in Canada and are cancelling MEC clinics and events until further notice. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but hope you understand why we came to this decision.

Registered participants who have paid for registration will have entry fees refunded. 

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

Format: knowledge-based, small group class

You’ll learn

· 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

Who’s teaching the clinic?

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!