Packing List Question: What is Leave No Trace?

Towards the end of the information package we send you for each trip you take with us, we mention that we follow Leave No Trace (LNT) principles while out on trip. So what does that mean?

The Leave No Trace Canada organization is “dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research, and partnerships. [It] builds awareness, appreciation, and respect for our wildlands.”

There are seven core principles that make up LNT.

The 7 Leave No Trace Principles

What Does That Mean For Us?

We are committed to sustainable tourism and to fostering a greater appreciation of our natural world by minimizing our impact as much as we can. And while we acknowledge that Mother Nature will often leave her own mark on the lands that we adventure through, we don’t want to contribute a significant human element to her marks.

While out on any of our trips we aim to leave wherever we have stayed in better shape than when we got there.  We see being in nature not as though we are visitors, but instead as though we are at home. So we treat it that way.

We follow (and will continue to follow) the 7 LNT Principles on all trips as well as the provincial or national park guidelines. As we head out on trip together (or even before we leave), if you don’t know a lot about the LNT principles please ask us. We love sharing the information so that you can make the principles relatable to your own life.

Interested in learning more? Come on a trip with us! You can book that here. Want to take a course? Check out LNT’s calendar here.

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