Tourism Squamish

SAFE RECREATION

Please Play Smart

Squamish Search and Rescue seems to almost always be busy – this is not a good thing. If you are heading into the backcountry it’s important to be prepared, make a plan and stick to it.

Here’s how you can keep safe and stay safe:

  • Be AdventureSmart! Learn all about what that is here
  • Be prepared for anything. Squamish weather can change suddenly so pack for unexpected changes in weather
  • Make a trip plan and tell someone responsible where you are going and when you expect to be back
  • Get the Trip Plan App and complete your plan before you leave
  • Do your research and plan a travel route. Get to know what the terrain and conditions will be like
  • If you are planning trips deep into the backcountry, it’s wise to obtain the knowledge and skills you need before heading out
  • Never push yourself to do something beyond your limits
  • Take the essentials. Find a packing list here

Remember – by being AdventureSmart, following the Three T’s, and making informed decisions we can reduce the frequency, severity and duration of search and rescue incidents.