Outdoor Safety

Thinking about safety may not be the first thing on your mind when you, your family and friends head outdoors to hike, ski, or snowboard on the North Shore mountains.

Even the best weather can change rapidly and you may take a wrong turn on a trail and become lost.

Be prepared and take a little extra with you, just in case.

Visit North Shore Rescue for tips on what to take with you to stay safe outdoors.

Lightning Safety Week

From Environment Canada:

Each year lightning kills approximately 10 Canadians and injures approximately 100 to 150 others. So, how do you keep yourself and your family safe when lightning strikes? Read the tips and information below and stay safe!

The first and most important thing to remember is that if you can hear thunder, you are within striking distance of lightning. Take shelter immediately, preferably in a house or all-metal automobile (not convertible top). If caught outside far from a safe shelter, stay away from tall objects, such as trees, poles, wires and fences. Take shelter in a low lying area.

Remember, there is no safe place outdoors during a thunderstorm. Once in a safe location, remain there for 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder is heard before resuming your outdoor activities.

Visit Environment Canada's Lightning Safety page for more information.

Lightning Safety