Hiker's Checklist

Updated: Aug 2, 2019

Judy Black BSc, BScPT, FCAMT, Gunn IMS practitioner


Living in Alberta, we have easy access to some of the most spectacular hikes in the world. But we don’t have to go all the way to the mountains to do some beautiful walks. Edmonton has one of the largest River Valley Trail systems in North America. There is also Elk Island Park east of the city and Chickapoo Lakes to the west just to name a few.

Once you have decided on the type and length of hike, you may realize you would like to use a full-sized backpack or day pack as well as hiking poles. Here are some basic tips to make sure you have a comfortable fit for your hiking equipment.