LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre Leave No Trace LNT Trainers Course, Skagit Valley - Hope Mountain Centre Leave No Trace Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace training courses are intended for outdoor recreational users who wish to teach others how to minimize their impact on the natural environment whether they are hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, etc.

This course is ideal for guides, youth group leaders, teachers, camp counsellors, or anyone involved in environmental education.

A mandatory introduction to the course will be held prior to the weekend class. This introduction is included in the required 16 hours of instruction. Teaching assignments will be given at that time. Additional instruction and completion of teaching assignments will take place April 26th and 27th, which includes 1 night of camping in the backcountry after an easy hike to the campsite.

Those completing the course are able to:

  • Understand, demonstrate and teach minimum impact techniques to groups involved in outdoor recreation
  • Describe and explain the seven principles of Leave No Trace
  • Help others explore their personal outdoor ethics
  • Explain the use of Leave No Trace in any setting, not just the backcountry
  • Describe the purpose and mission of Leave No Trace Canada

In order to receive a trainer certificate participants must:

  • Participate in the pre-meeting
  • Complete 16 hours of instruction
  • Complete teaching assignment


April 9th (pre-meeting)
6:00 PM – Participate in pre-meeting (class instructor to provide meeting details)
9:00 PM – Conclude course introduction

April 26th
10:00 AM – Check-in (trip leader will provide location details in Hope, BC)
10:30 AM – Depart for trailhead

April 27th
4:00 PM – Return to Hope


Participants must get to Hope with their own vehicles and travel to the trail head location with their own vehicle (car pooling is encouraged). Trail head is accessible by paved road.


See Trip Checklist
Liability Waiver

Bring teaching materials for the assignment chosen at the pre-meeting.


If a registration is cancelled 14 days or more before a program starts, HMCOL will refund the program fee and equipment rental fees (as applicable) minus an administrative cost of $20 per person. Program and equipment rental fees will not be refunded if a cancellation is received less than 14 days before the start of a program. A program may be cancelled at the discretion of HMCOL. If a program is cancelled, participants will receive a full refund of program and equipment fees.


Hope Mountain Centre carries liability insurance and maintains excellent safety records. Due to the nature of outdoor programs, these trips do involve some personal risk. Hope Mountain Centre assumes no responsibility for personal injury or damage to personal property and we will require each participant to sign a liability release and assumption of risk form before participating in this program.

Please be aware that activities typical of this program involve many risks, dangers and hazards including, but not limited to: accidents which occur during transportation or travel to and from events; slips and falls; loss of balance; impact, cold water immersion; repetitive strain injuries; dislocated shoulders; hypothermia, frostbite, sunburn; changing and inclement weather conditions including storms, blizzards, whiteouts and high wind; steepness of terrain, tree wells, crevasses; avalanches, cornices, landslides and falling ice, snow and objects; encounters with domestic or wild animals; negligence on the part of releasees and other participants.

While we love animals of all kinds, we ask that you please leave Fido at home.


Register now online or reserve your spot by calling 604-869-1274, or by email at lklassen@hopemountain.org for more information.