Hiking kits now available at Prince George Public Library – Prince George Daily News
The Prince George Public Library is promoting creative ways to get out and be active, including a new partnership with BC Parks to provide hiking kits.
As a follow-up to BC Parks June 25 Learn to be in Nature event, hiking kits have been created which will be available at the Prince George Public Library (PGPL). Community members, including new Canadians, are encouraged to borrow the hiking kits for free using their library cards.
As Prince George offers endless trails and incredible day hiking opportunities, there are plenty of outdoor options for citizens of all ages to explore. The kits, funded by the sale and renewal of BC Parks license plates, include the basic supplies needed for a safe adventure, including: backpack, hiking poles, headlamps, kit first aid kit, compass, emergency bivy bag, local hiking guide and trip planning packing/reminder guide.
“British Columbians are lucky to have access to great trails,” said Natasha Ewing, Northern Community Liaison Officer for BC Parks. “Hiking kits are a wonderful initiative to inspire people to get outside and connect with nature, while providing the basic equipment needed to do so safely. With over 340 parks and protected areas in the north alone, there’s no shortage of amazing places to explore.
Jen Rubadeau, Communications and Engagement Manager, added, “PGPL is thrilled to partner with BC Parks on the hiking backpack initiative. We already have a variety of kits in our inventory. , items that are perhaps less traditionally available to borrow from a library.Our kits include a wide variety of tech and construction kits, cognitive care kits, ukuleles and other music makers. hiking are a great complement to the other kits we have that encourage people to get out and see new things, like our birding backpacks and our telescope.We also offer library users unique ways to discover the outdoors at their own pace with our Nature Walk storytimes. PGPL is more than just books. We strive to foster a vibrant, inclusive and thriving community, c which includes encouraging residents to safely explore the wonderful world around us.
Hiking kits are now available to the public and can be dug using a map from the Prince George Public Library.