A nice and safe trip is a well-planned trip
Exploring the islands of the St. Lawrence is not without risk. Access to hospital in a timely manner is jeopardised by the secluded nature of the islands. Always adopt a safe behaviour. Your security is your responsibility.
Trails are not daily patrolled. Only hikers willing to face wilderness difficulties and challenges should hit the trails. For your safety, always carry a fully charged cell phone and make sure to have enough water. Do not forget to sign in (and out) on the hiking logbook located at the Café de la Grande Course if you are a lone hiker. Thunderstorm safety tips are displayed at the reception office read it before you hit the trails.
Search and rescue operations are at the charge of the grantee
Consider buying an insurance that covers evacuation and transportation to hospital and/or enroll in an air ambulance membership program.
Take into consideration all risks associated to outdoor activities in remote places. Find out about the skills needed to achieve the activities planned during your stay. Know where you are going: study the maps, the field constraints and the amenities offered. The Duvetnor personal can answer your questions about safety.
Foreseen what is ahead
Make a list of what you should bring along with you. Don’t forget to include your medicine (tablets, pumps, Epipen…). Don’t count on your cell phone; networks are not reachable in some parts of the islands.
Share your information
Tell your family or friends about your plans. Let our staff knows about relevant health issue (allergies, heart condition, sleep apnea…).
Follow guidance and advice from the staff and respect your limits.