There’s plenty to see and do in beautiful British Columbia.
However, if you plan on heading outdoors, either for a simple hike or snowmobiling in the backcountry, B.C. Search and Rescue says outdoor enthusiasts should remember this simple term: S.T.O.P.
It stands for Stop, Think, Observe and Plan, and it comes in quite handy when someone becomes lost or disoriented.
“No matter how big or small your adventure is, if there’s an emergency and you’re confused and need help, you can manage your risk by applying the S.T.O.P. analogy,” said Sandra Riches, executive director of B.C. AdventureSmart, which is part of B.C. Search and Rescue.
“Stop. Think. Observe. Plan. It puts you through the paces. It allows you to manage risk and address any emergency and communicate with first responders.”