With warmer weather upon us and Spring officially here, it has never been a better time to pack up the family and head out to Clearwater County, part of David Thompson Country. There is something for everyone, with many outdoor activities including hiking, water sports, mountain biking, fishing, boating or hunting.
Our partners at Ram Rides- Ram River Tours offer pack trips, day rides, Kids N Horses Camps, and so much more.They have an easily accessible campground, family, dog & quad friendly, and cabins for rent. Pursuit Adventures is another excellent option with everything from guided hikes to Heli Adventures, a fantastic way to take those you love for an experience of a lifetime.
If you prefer to do things on your own, make sure you take the time to be prepared for your safety and to protect the environment you are visiting. There are few regions in Canada as rich and diverse in natural beauty as in our west country. Here are some ways you can keep this area pristine for years to come as you enjoy the beauty and all the outdoor activities offered.
1. Make sure you are aware of all the rules and regulations for the area you are travelling to.
2. Garbage is a real problem, so please, whatever you bring with you, take it back with you and dispose of it at home, everything from garbage, food, toilet paper and hygiene products.
3. Use toilets whenever they are available.
4. Please avoid polluting the water; bring hand sanitizer instead. If you have biodegradable soap, use at least 70 meters from water bodies.
5. Travel on durable surfaces, such as established trails,rock, gravel, or dry grasses whenever possible.
6. Avoid shortcuts and focus activities in areas where vegetation is absent.
7. Leave what you find and do not build structures, rock cairns, or use flagging or marking paint.
8. In areas where campfires are permitted, use established fire rings, pans or mound fires. Keep the fires small, and do not burn leftover food or other garbage that will have to be removed after.
9. Respect and know the proper procedures to follow if you encounter any wildlife. Observe from a distance, never feed and make sure your food and garbage are secure from all wildlife. Avoid wildlife altogether during sensitive times such as when mating, nesting, raising young or during winter.
10. Be respectful and courteous of others so that we can all enjoy the experience of what the outdoors has to offer.