AdventureSmart is a national
program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and
visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”.
The AdventureSmart program was created by the
British Columbia Provincial Emergency Program
with the assistance of the National Search and
Rescue Secretariat, the Royal Canadian Mounted
Police (RCMP) and the British Columbia SAR Association.
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.
Search and Rescue Volunteer Association of
Canada (SARVAC) has 12,000 members who provide
assistance across the country on ground and
inland water search and rescue incidents. These
skilled volunteers have partnered with AdventureSmart
to deliver this key message in their local communities.
Current AdventureSmart programs include:
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 more about SSEP >
Survive Outside Program
This presentation is aimed at people aged 12-99. It focuses on Trip Planning and the Code of Responsibility, Training and Tips for safe travel and the 10 Essentials.
Learn more about Survive Outside >
Hug a Tree and Survive Program
This presentation is aimed at children in Grades K-6. It teaches children how not to become lost in the woods, and what to do if they should become lost.
Learn more about Hug a Tree and Survive >
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