AdventureSmart

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About AdventureSmart

About AdventureSmart

AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to "Get informed and go outdoors". AdventureSmart combines online and on-site awareness with targeted outreach to try and reduce the number and severity of Search and Rescue Incidents.

By following three easy steps, AdventureSmart believes that outdoor recreationalists will significantly improve their chances of survival should they become hurt or lost.

  • Trip Planning (write a trip plan before you go and leave it with a friend or family)
  • Training (obtain the skills and knowledge you need before heading out)
  • Taking the Essentials (carry the essentials and know how to use them)

Current AdventureSmart programs include:

Hug a Tree and Survive Program: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-5. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.

Learn about Hug a Tree and Survive >

Snow Safety Education Program: This presentation is aimed at children in Grades 4-6, teaching ski hill safety and signage, and backcountry information including "Out of Bounds" hazards.

Learn about SSEP >

Survive Outside Program: This presentation is aimed at people aged 12-99. It focuses on Trip Planning, Training and Taking the Essentials. It includes information on how to alert the Search and Rescue system and focuses on survivability pending rescue.
Learn about Survive Outside >

Survive Outside Snowmobiling Program: This presentation is geared for snowmobilers and uses much of the content from Survive Outside adapted to winter conditions. Segments feature travel tips on both snow and ice, including critical information when travelling in avalanche terrain.

Learn about snowmobiling safety >

PaddleSmart Program: This presentation is designed for youth and adults who want to paddle, whether it is using stand-up paddleboards, kayaks or canoes. Topics include trip planning, training and taking the essentials for water based activities. Segments on moving water and coastal water can be added to the presentation depending on location.

Learn about paddling safety >

To find out about Search and Rescue in Canada visit www.nss-snrs.gc.ca.

For information on Ground Search and Rescue volunteers in Canada visit www.sarvac.ca.

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