BC Trails Day – ‘Intro to the Sunshine Coast Trail’ Hike
Powell River, BC (12 May 2022) – qathet Celebrates BC Trails Day with ‘Intro to the Sunshine Coast Trail’ Hike’
At 10:00 a.m. on Saturday 4 June, the Tla’amin Nation and PRPAWS (Powell River Parks and Wilderness Society) will celebrate BC Trails Day with a free, family-friendly 5K hike. This event is intended to introduce new hikers and new community members to the Sunshine Coast Trail.
Held each spring on the first Saturday in June, BC Trails Day draws attention to hiking trails and encourages folks to experience nature firsthand. Since 1992, hiking associations and nature lovers worldwide have adopted the date to showcase local trails.
“It’s a fact: The qathet region has some of the best access to nature on the planet,” says Eagle Walz, one of the founders of the world-famous Sunshine Coast Trail. “We need to protect this unique gift from nature so our children and grandchildren can enjoy it. The best way to understand nature…to gain respect for it… is to experience it. Nature is something people of all ages can enjoy. A hike in the woods costs nothing and offers incredible emotional value.”
The event is open to all ages and abilities. Families, elders, newcomers and visitors are encouraged to join.
Details of the qathet event:
- Saturday 4 June @ 10:00. Rain or shine
- Roughly 5-kilometers distance on rolling terrain and easy-moderate trails
- Out and back course to Little Sliammon Lake
- Meet at Sunshine Coast Trail access point at end of Sutherland Street in the community of Wildwood
- Directions: At Wildwood Public House on Lund Street in Wildwood, go east onto Sutherland Street. Contine to parking area at the end of the street.
- Participants are advised to wear appropriate clothing and footwear and bring water and snacks
- Moderated by Eagle Walz, and Keith Laughton of PRPAWS
Registration is not required.