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Leave No Trace Trainer Course
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When: Saturday-Sunday, May 25-26, 2024

Time: Saturday 10am-Sunday 2:00pm (overnight)

Where: TBD

Cost: $299/person, or

            FREE for Hope, Canyons and Cascades Residents*

             * proof of address required

               * grant funding is only available for locals to HCC

               * HCC includes Hope and Electoral Area B (see map here)

Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian.

For more information or questions, please contact Tunde

at or 604-869-1274

“When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.” - John Muir

Are you an outdoor educator, guide, teacher, youth group leader, camp counsellor or are you in anyway involved with and passionate about environmental education? This LNT Trainer course is for you! Whether you experience the outdoors by hiking, kayaking, biking, snowshoeing, rock climbing, come and learn about minimal impact techniques involved in outdoor recreation from start to finish, the 7 principles of Leave No Trace on a 2-day training course. 
Over the course of the weekend (and a pre-meeting), you will get a blend of instructions and hands-on experience in a beautiful outdoor setting.

We are all about making learning a fun and rewarding experience! Instructions and completion of teaching assignments will occur during the backpack weekend, which includes 1 night of camping in the backcountry after an easy hike to the campsite.

Surrounded by old growth mountain hemlock, a beautiful lake and mountain views, you will get to learn about Leave No Trace, the mission and principles, and how to incorporate them in the backcountry and also in your everyday life!

This course involves a pre-meeting, 16 hours of instructions as well as teaching assignments. All are mandatory for certification.

After completion, you will be able to help others explore their personal outdoors ethics, describe, and explain the purpose and mission of LNT and the seven principles. Take an active part in protecting our beautiful nature and environment by teaching groups responsible outdoor recreation practices and how to minimize their impact on the natural world.


Wednesday,  May 15, 2024 

7-8 pm online ZOOM session
In this 1-hour zoom session, p
articipate in pre-meeting for Leave No Trace background, class assignments and administrative requirements.


Saturday, May 25, 2024

  •  10:00am – Gather in Hope at the Rec Centre (1005 6 Ave, Hope) check-in, sign waivers

*Participants must arrange their own transportation.

  •  10:30am – Depart to the trail (location TBD)

  •  11:00am – Arrive at Trail Head (time depending on location)

Sunday, May 26, 2024

  •  Morning – After breakfast, students demonstrate more assignments and participate in LNT principles discussion.

  •  02:00pm – Break camp and return to Hope

*Be aware that times are approximate! Start and end times may vary slightly depending on speed of the group, weather and road conditions, etc.

Price includes:

Physical demand:

The field session involves an overnight backpacking trip. Participants must have all their own gear including food and water, and be able to carry an overnight backpack and hike at least 5km with full packs on.

What to bring:

Whenever you are hiking, you should always carry The Essentials

Here is a Trip Checklist

​2+ days instruction from experienced LNT Master Educator


Hope Mountain Centre is a proud partner and authorized provider of Leave No Trace Canada. Upon completion of this course, you will receive:

  1. Educator kit, trainer pin, certificate

  2. Certification by Leave No Trace Canada

  3. Leave No Trace Canada membership (1 year)

  4. Camping permit

Meet Your Guides

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Moon Pruvost

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Angie Isaza

Moon is Hope Mountain Centre’s Program Director. She is an experienced educator and backcountry mountain guide. Her passion for the natural world and grizzly bears led her to study Wildlife and Forestry Conservation. She is certified in Wilderness First Aid,  Avalanche Skills Training, Leave No Trace Master Educator and has experience as a bush craft/survival instructor. Moon loves to share her knowledge and love of the outdoors with people of all ages! When she is not guiding, you can usually find her exploring the outdoors with her puppy, Kenai.

Meet Angie Isaza - the founder of Outdoors Together®. With over 15 years of experience as a marketing executive. Angie knows what it takes to develop successful health brands. But her true passion lies in the transformative power of nature. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2022, Angie found inspiration and healing in the great outdoors. She became a firm believer that nature can change lives, and that's why she started Outdoors Together - a group that champions diversity, equity, and inclusion in BC and Canada. A platform advocating and creating space for not just POC (People of Colour), LGBTQ+, Allies and intersecting identities but also for newcomers to Canada. Angie is not just an armchair advocate - she's an avid hiker, a North Shore veteran mtn. biker, adventure-seeker, and certified Field Guide, Interpreter Guide, AST1, Mountain Biking, and Leave No Trace educator. She's a paella cook master and loves to share her knowledge and passion for the outdoors with everyone!. When she's not leading groups, you can find her tackling a DIY project, traversing Vancouver's food scene, cleaning up after her cat Coco, researching for camp gear, hiking boots and high heels - in that order, or perfecting her backcountry cooking skills. Her vision: Building Diversity in the Outdoors, and she’s equally comfortable doing it in hiking boots or 3-inch stilettos.


Sorry no refunds! You can pass on your spot to someone else who meets the physical demand of the program, just please let us know, as we need registration information from everyone.

 A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled by HMCOL, participants will receive a full refund of program fees. Please be aware that our programs run regardless of weather conditions, unless HMCOL determines that it will affect the safety of participants.

Additional information:

Liability Waiver

Everyone ages 19 & over must sign a liability waiver form in order to participate in this program. Please take the time to read this form because you must understand and agree to it when you sign it. By signing it you are waiving certain rights, including the right to sue. These forms will be available to sign when you check in. Please seek legal counsel if you have any questions. 

Informed Consent Form 

Everyone, age 18 & under must have an informed consent form signed by their parents or legal guardian in order to participate. Please contact us if you need this form prior to arrival at this program.

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