AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada to “Get informed and go outdoors”. This program includes Hug-A-Tree, Survive Outside, Survive Outside Snowmobiling, Snow Safety and PaddleSmart. You can access all that the program has to offer at

The Hug-A-Tree and Survive Program was created as a direct result of the death of Jimmy Beveridge who died from hypothermia after a four day search in the rugged Mt. Palomar area north of San Diego, California in February 1971. This simple program, shared by a trained presenter, educates children in the basics of wilderness survival.

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.

For more information follow the link below:

To schedule a presentation you can request a presentation on the AdventureSmart website.

Catherine Gill
AdventureSmart Regional Coordinator
TIGSAR Secretary/Training Coordinator

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