General Information and Safety
No Smoking on hiking trails or while riding the lift due to forest fire danger
- Please smoke in designated smoking locations only
- No smoking is permitted anywhere in the Alpine
Stay on designated trails
- Familiarize yourself with the trail route
- Trail Maps are located in the Village, and at the bottom of the Bullet Chairlift
- Trails are physically marked with neon coloured Inukshuk
- Stay on the designated trails - leaving the trail will damage the fragile ecosystem of the mountain
- Do not pick the flowers
Protect Your Skin
- Make sure to put sunscreen on exposed skin
- Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes
- Wear a hat
- Use a good quality bug spray
- Weather conditions can change quickly
- Be prepared for spring, summer, autumn and winter conditions
- Layering clothing is the most effective way of protecting yourself from the weather
- Carry a whistle. The sound of a whistle blast will carry further than your voice should you require assistance
- Hiking trails have loose gravel and uneven surfaces
- Make sure your footwear offers good support and has good treads
Hydration and Snacks
- Hiking at elevation is hard work. Make sure you carry water with you and stay hydrated
- Bring along high energy snacks and a lunch if you plan to spend the day up in the Alpine
- You will need to replace the calories you burn as you hike
- Pack out what you pack in. DO NOT throw away biodegradables that can attract bears
Designated Meeting Location
- The meeting place should be a spot that everyone can easily find and access. If you become separated head to your designated meeting place
- Ensure that your dog is on leash - this keeps both wildlife and your dog safe
- Pick up after dogs and put waste into trash bins
Scenic Chair Ride - Lift Safety
- You must have sufficient physical dexterity, ability and knowledge to safely load, ride and unload lifts. If in doubt, ask the lift attendant
- You must not use lifts or terrain if you are impaired through use of alcohol or drugs
- If you require assistance please notify the lift attendant
- Read lift signage
- Make sure loose items are secure
- Remove backpacks
- Ask for help from the lift attendant if unsure
- Follow chair through station, stop at “load here” marker
- Remember to pick your feet up after you sit down
- Lower the restraining bar
- Single riders sit in the middle of the chair
- Do not swing or bounce chair while riding
- Do not jump from chair
- Make sure small children are sitting back in the seat
- Have a good grip on your dog – a dog harness is recommended
- Lift restraining bar prior to entering the station, make sure everyone is sitting back in the chair
- Prepare to unload
- Keep feet up
- Stand at the Unload Here sign
- Walk straight ahead
An encounter with a bear is something that visitors may experience when hiking in the Alpine. Please remember that you are a guest in their home territory! Bears are beautiful creature and deserve our respect.
- Do not throw food or food waste into the forest, it can attract bears and then the bear gets into trouble
- Do not feed wildlife
- Hike in groups and make lots of noise
Remain calm. Think ahead.
Your actions are the best defense against a bear attack.
- Do not run: Bears can easily outrun humans. By running you may trigger an attack. Pick up small children and when possible stay in a group. Back away slowly and speak softly.
- Give the bear space: Back away slowly and talk in a soft voice. Do not approach the bear or make eye contact.
- Leave the area or make a wide detour: If you cannot leave, wait until the bear moves out of the way and ensure that the bear has an escape route.
- If the bear rears up on its hind legs: It is curious and trying to see you or catch your scent better. It is not a sign of aggression. Back away slowly and talk softly.
- Watch for aggressive behaviors: A bear may display aggression by swinging its head from side to side; making vocalizations such as huffs, snorts, whoops, or moans; displaying teeth or claws; jaw popping; swatting at the ground; staring with eye contact; panting; or laying its.ears back. These behaviours usually indicate that the bear is stressed, acting defensively, and asking for more space. Attacks rarely follow, but this is a warning to leave the area.