It is so important to practice the seven “Leave No Trace” (LNT) principles whenever we recreate outdoors. LNT is basically the standard framework for outdoor ethics. They help guide us to make smart decisions such as respecting wildlife and the environment by minimizing our impact, as well as respecting people by hiking safely and being considerate to others.

Leave No Trace is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting and inspiring responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. They work to build awareness, appreciation and respect for our wildlands, addressing and mitigating recreational impacts on Canada’s wilderness and natural area recreation resources. Learn more by visiting their website at leavenotrace.ca.  

Below is a list of the LNT principles. Click on each to read the details.


1. Plan Ahead and Prepare
2. Travel and Camp on Durable Surfaces
3. Dispose of Waste Properly
4. Leave What You Find
5. Minimize Campfire Impacts
6. Respect Wildlife
7. Be Considerate of Other Visitors