Leave No Trace Level 1 (Trainer Course) – May 25-26, 2024

  • When: May 25-26, 2024
  • Pre-meeting online: Wednesday, May 15, 7-8pm (online via Zoom)
  • Where: Falls Lake, Coquihalla Summit
  • Cost: $299 / person

Please call 604-869-1274, or email tmurphy@hopemountain.org for additional information.

“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 any way involved with and passionate about environmental education?
Then, 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 instruction 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.


$299 per person

Fee includes:

  • 2+ days instruction from experienced LNT Level 2 (Master Educator)
  • Educator kit, trainer pin, certificate
  • Certification by Leave No Trace Canada
  • Leave No Trace Canada membership (1 year)
  • Camping permit

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.


Pre-Meeting Online via Zoom

Wednesday, May 15, 2024
7:00 PM – Participate in pre-meeting for Leave No Trace background, class assignments and administrative requirements.
8:00 PM – Conclude course introduction.

Saturday, May 24, 2024
10:00 AM – Check-in (Hope & Area Recreation Centre 1005 6 Ave, Hope, BC V0X 1L4).
10:30 AM – Depart to Falls Lake in Coquihalla Summit Recreation Area*
11:00 -12:00 AM – Arrive at trailhead, assignment discussion and hike to camp, stopping along the way for lunch.

Sunday, May 25, 2024
Morning – After breakfast, students demonstrate more assignments and participate in LNT principles discussion.
2:00 PM – Break camp and return to Hope.

*Please note itinerary times can change depending on the location which will be announced closer to the program.

Meeting Place

Meet at Hope Recreation Centre
(1005 – 6th Avenue in Hope)


Participants must arrange for their own transportation to Hope and travel to the trail head location with their own vehicle (carpooling is optional for those that feel comfortable to do so).

What to bring

Whenever you are hiking, you should always dress for all weather conditions and carry The Essentials

Here is a Trip Checklist


Moon Pruvost
Program Director/LNT Master Educator

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 Level 2 (Master Educator) and has experience as a bushcraft/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.

Rowan Lalonde
Outdoor Educator

A graduate from the University of Guelph Institute of Development, Rowan has dedicated her career to being a part of youth empowerment, education, and connection to the land. With a diverse background in community-based development, Indigenous archeology, food security, sustainability, and global health, Rowan has had the privilege of working in a variety of Canadian and international contexts.
Rowan is driven to explore paths where she can contribute to positive impacts at the community level or spark curiosity for the world. She is an experienced thru trekker and canoe tripper, with an eager draw to whitewater adventure. Whether up a tree, covered in mud, or in the thick of river rapids, she believes there is so much play and peace to be found on the land and in the wild spaces we share.


Sorry, no cancellation after registration.