Packing for your first overnight hiking trip

  • Date
    Saturday, 28 March, 2020
  • Time
    From 11:00 am to 12:00 pm MDT
  • Organizer
    MEC Calgary South
  • Price
    Free
  • Address
    MEC Calgary South
    710-19587 Seton Crescent SE
    Calgary South, AB

Packing for your first overnight hiking trip

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. 

Going from day hikes to an overnight hiking trip can feel like a big leap – until you take this clinic. This session teaches you what gear you need and how to pack like a pro for a successful night under the stars in the backcountry.

Skill level: beginner

Format: knowledge-based, small group class


You’ll learn

  • The 10 essentials
  • How to choose the right footwear
  • What to wear and clothing layering systems
  • Options for cooking systems
  • Gear and tips 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!