Summer Series

Summer series events are presentations by outdoor subject matter experts with various givaways and sponsors. All events in this series are online only and registration is required.

July 6, 2022: LOST PERSON BEHAVIOUR with Dr. Robert Koester.

Date: July 6, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 6:45pm (PST)
Location: Online
Register: Registration required SEE HERE.
Details: Learn more about Lost Person Behaviour with subject matter expert Dr. Robert Koester. Dr. Robert J. Koester’s contributions to search and rescue include seminal research on lost person behaviour; he is the author of LOST PERSON BEHAVIOUR: A Search and Rescue Guide on Where to Look – for Land, Air and Water. Dr. Koester will cover topics such as:
– lost person myths and legends
– lost hiker behaviour
– lost mountain biker behaviour

There’s a GIVEAWAY at the end of this webinar, stick around for your chance to WIN!
Sponsored by ROGERS COMMUNICATIONS.

July 7, 2022: Provincial Emergency Program AIR (PEPAIR)

Date: July 7, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 6:45pm (PST)
Location: Online
Register: Registration required SEE HERE.
Details: Learn more about PEPAIR with pilot (since 1998) Fred Carey. Fred is the Deputy Director of the Provincial Emergency Program (now called Emergency Management BC) Air division, called PEPAIR. This is a voluntary position. PEPAIR is a member of the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association (CASARA) which is a national organization and an air resource for the Department of National Defence.

There’s a GIVEAWAY at the end of this webinar, stick around for your chance to WIN!

July 28, 2022: Mountain Equipment Company (MEC)

Date: July 28, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 6:45pm (PST)
Location: Online
Register: Registration required SEE HERE.
Details: Planning an overnight hike this summer? This is the webinar for you!

MEC’s our special guest to help you learn more about “Packing for an Overnight Hiking Trip.” In this workshop you’ll learn how to organize your gear (weight distribution), what to pack (essentials +), efficiency in packing and how all your efforts will make a difference on your adventure.

MEC’s great advice + MEC’s great gear (+ AdventureSmart’s 3 Ts; trip planning, training, taking essentials) = a GREAT overnight hiking trip!

There’s also a GIVEAWAY at the end of this webinar, stick around for your chance to WIN!

August 4, 2022: Coquitlam Search and Rescue (COQSAR)

Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 6:45pm (PST)
Location: Online
Register: Registration required SEE HERE.
Details: Learn more about search and rescue with 19 year veteran, and SAR Manager from Coquitlam SAR, Wendy Harder. From a SAR Manager to being a part of the HETS crew (helicopter external transport system) to leading Coquitlam SAR’s Swiftwater Rescue team, Wendi is a talented, and admirable, member of her SAR group offering a wealth of knowledge, skills and abilities.

There’s a GIVEAWAY at the end of this webinar, stick around for your chance to WIN!

August 09, 2022: BC Wildfire Service | Meteorologist Brett Soderholm

Date: August 09, 2022
Time: 6:00 – 6:45pm (PST)
Location: Online
Register: Registration required SEE HERE.
Details: Learn more about weather forecasts, fire hazards (trip routes, closures, dangers, backcountry access) and the effects on your adventures plus how it all applies to your trip planning.  There’s a GIVEAWAY at the end of this webinar, stick around for your chance to WIN!

Trailhead Outreach

Trailhead outreach are where AdventureSmart Partners set up to talk to the public about backcountry safety at various trailheads throughout BC.

Registration is not required for any of these events.

Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: June 24-25, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, upper parking lot trailhead
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 2-3, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Cypress Provincial Park, near chalet
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 3, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 8-10, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, upper parking lot trailhead
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 10, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Cypress Provincial Park, near chalet
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 17, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 24, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 29-30, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, upper parking lot trailhead
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: July 31, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 7, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 11, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Cypress Provincial Park, near chalet
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 14, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Parks Canada sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 19-21, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, upper parking lot trailhead
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 21, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: August 28, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: September 4, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: September 11, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


Host: Metro Vancouver sharing BC AdventureSmart messaging
Date: September 18, 2022
Time: 9am-3pm
Location: Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, North Vancouver
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.


On Demand
Event: Survive Outside Program
Date: Whatever works for you! (June 28-Oct. 25)
Time: Anytime!
Location: Your choice
Register: See here to watch
Details: Educating outdoor enthusiasts about outdoor safety, personal preparedness and incident prevention.