Be conscious of your footprint when stepping outdoors.
The seven Leave No Trace principles are well established guidelines to follow in the outdoors. By following these simple rules, you'll help to minimize your impact on our environment and keep Revelstoke wild for everyone.
1. Plan Ahead and Prepare.
Before heading out on an adventure, whether it’s into the depths of Glacier National Park or a walk on the Illecillewaet Greenbelt, ensure that you are well prepared with the correct equipment and knowledge. Check park regulations before planning your trip and ensure that your group size and route plan are appropriate. Our weather can change rapidly; make sure you pack for all conditions.
2. TRAVEL & CAMP ON DURABLE SURFACES.
When you’re out on the trail, stick to existing trails where possible. Do not leave the trail and cause braiding. If there is no trail, travel on gravel, rock, dry grasses or snow. If you’re camping in the backcountry, camp on established sites where possible. If you must camp in an unestablished site, try to pick a camping spot without vegetation. Protect riparian areas by camping at least 70 metres from lakes and streams.
3. DISPOSE OF WASTE PROPERLY.
If you pack something in, make sure you pack it out. This includes trash, both organic and inorganic, toilet paper and hygiene products.
To wash yourself or your dishes, carry water 70 meters away from streams or lakes and use small amounts of biodegradable soap. Scatter strained dishwater. If you’re using soap make sure it’s biodegradable.
4. Leave what you find.
The key idea behind leave no trace practices is to leave places as you find them. When camping, don't create structures or create fire rings. Replace anything you move to clear your tent site.
Leave natural objects as you find them, and don’t pick flowers or take souvenirs from the trail. If you find an object of interest, take a photo rather than taking the object.
5. MINIMIZE CAMPFIRE IMPACTS.
Campfires can have lasting impacts in the backcountry and potentially be catastrophic for our forests and community. Check for fire regulations before lighting a campfire. Use existing fire rings where possible and make sure your fires are properly extinguished.
6. RESPECT WILDLIFE.
If you see wildlife on your adventures, observe it from a distance. Do not follow or approach wildlife.
Do not feed animals. Feeding wildlife can be harmful to their health and can alter their natural behaviours. Keep your garbage secure to avoid feeding them accidentally.
Keep your pets under control or leave them at home.
7. BE CONSIDERATE OF OTHERS.
Respect others and protect the quality of their experience. Locals and visitors value Revelstoke’s wilderness and natural surroundings; avoid playing loud music or disrupting the sounds of nature. Be courteous and kind; yield to others on the trail.
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We look forward to welcoming you back to our mountain town!