Mountain Travel & Winter Activity Considerations

District Approved Mountain Transportation:

*** Please contact Main-Road Contracting if utilizing the areas around Anderson Hill and Rampart Hill. In the communications please indicate you are a school group, include your school name, your name, the date, time, and location you will be playing.

Email Danny– dlecain@mainroad.ca

  • CONTRACTORS:
    • All district approved transportation is approved to go up Mount Washington’s Strathcona Parkway Road.  Click HERE for all district approved transportation contractors
  • INTERNATIONAL MINI-BUS
    • All three of the International Mini-Busses are equipped with winter tires
    • Be sure to practice putting on mini-bus chains prior to trip
    • Driver must have a valid class four drivers license
  • PARENT DRIVERS:
    • A parent drivers must have winter tires and chains traveling up to Mount Washington.  Please have parents fill out all necessary volunteers driving forms prior to trip. 
    • Volunteer Driver Applicationcompleted each trip
    • Copy of drivers license and insuranceonce a year, keep on school file
    • ICBC- Competed Drivers Abstract once a year, keep on school file
    • Criminal Record Checkonce a year, keep on school file ***only required for overnight trips

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Forms needed for mountain activities:

Higher Risk Forms

  • Proposal for High Risk Activities
  • Parent Guardian Informed Consent

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NEWDistrict snowshoes now available!

Click HERE for snowshoe info. and bookings

x 10 Youth MSR SHIFT snowshoes

x20 Youth/Adult EVO snowshoes

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Book Snowshoes HERE!

Snow Forecast

Snow-Forecast is a reliable up-to-date snow forecast for Mount Washington area.  Consider wind speed and snowfall when planning your trip.

Win a 6IXPAK to Mount Washington | The Zone @ 91-3A direct link to Mount Washington Alpine Resorts snow forecast.

For west coast winter weather it is best to dress for BOTH wet and cold.

New Dates:  x2 workshops due to popular demand

***Pending PHO announcement***

  1. Feb. 20th, 2021
  2. Feb. 21st, 2021

OCC-Field Leader Certificate & Winter Module

Environmental & Outdoor Learning and SD71 are offering a Field Leadership Certification through the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC).   The Field Leadership Certification is OCC’s base program with the opportunity to extend into the winter module.   The two day course will prepare you to bring your students into front country hiking and snowshoeing areas.  

Click HERE for more information about OCC-Field Leader and winter module certification

Registration:  contact Serina Allison  serina.allison@sd71.bc.ca – 250.650.6421 

Cost: Free for SD71 teachers (includes membership to OCC)

Course Date:  NEW DATE– Feb. 18-19th Pending PHO announcement

Location:  Courtenay Curling Club – Courtenay, BC

NOTE:  SD71 will cover the course cost for SD71 teachers—please connect with your school principal for TTOC coverage.