Avalanches on Vancouver Island

Any time travelling in the backcountry when there is snow there can be avalanche risk involved. Even if you are just hiking or snowshoeing, the trail may go under or over steep slopes loaded with snow.

Check the Island Avalanche Bulletin

No matter where you are heading in the fall, winter and spring, if there is snow, there could be avalanche risk.

Always check the Island Avalanche bulletin to see what the risk and weather are.

Take an Avalanche Course

Island Alpine Guides offer excellent avalanche courses and refreshers. I recommend you always have a recent course if you are travelling in snowy terrain. It will drastically reduce the risk of an accident if you know and use the skills from these avalanche courses.

Be safe out there!

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