Many recreation sites on the North Island are located in remote wilderness areas that are not regularly patrolled. Visitors should be experienced, self-sufficient and well prepared for all conditions.
- Leave a trip itinerary with family or friends
- Carry a first aid kit and know how to use it
- Bring emergency food, water and warm clothes
Always plan ahead and have clear directions for the route you are taking. The Vancouver Island North Recreation Map and North Island Trail Guide App provides the location of recreation sites but the Backroad Mapbooks or Search and Rescue maps should be used to determine detailed back road driving routes.