Ice Off on BC Lakes

In BC most of the hundreds of lakes north of Hope freeze over during the winter making for some great “hard water” fishing.  But now that Spring is almost here, “still water” fishers are starting to count the days until “ice off” is here. There are many factors that determine the dates for any lake…

AdventureSmart TripPlan App

AdventureSmart Have Developed a great App! AdventureSmart (www.adventuresmart.ca), and its suite of five programs, is a national prevention program focused on reaching Canadians, and visitors to Canada, who participate in outdoor recreational activities. From their brochure (which can be found here) says, “AdventureSmart is a national program dedicated to encouraging Canadians and visitors to Canada…

Search & Rescue

BCSAR – BC Search and Rescue Association There are over 80 Search and Rescue (SAR) ground groups in BC which account for over 2,500 unpaid professionals on call 24/7.  Each group is responsible for a different region of the province and they determine what their needs are based the specific terrain, conditions, and weather of…

Winter Tire Regs in BC

Winter Tires Requirements Did you know that travel on BC Highways and most routes between October 1 to March 31 requires that your vehicle is equipped with winter tires or chains?  And in some areas like mountain passes or high snowfall areas, that date is extended to April 30.  But for those of you who…