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Heat Stroke is No Joke

Canadian weather has a way of tending to the extremes. Traditionally (and perhaps stereotypically), the country is associated with extreme cold, ice...

Safety in the Great Outdoors

Expect the Unexpected Before you set out, try to imagine what conditions you might face. How would you survive if something goes wrong? Even on a...

Fuel for Summer Activities

Camping, cottaging and meals on the barbecue are Canada's summertime passions. In addition, more and more Canadians travel by RV during the summer....

Sports & Active Living Safety

Canadians participate in a wide range of physical and recreational activities, each with their own set of safety concerns. Canada Safety Council provides advice and safety tips on how to keep safe as you go about your active lifestyle.

Safe Snowmobiling

Snowmobiling has become a very popular winter sport for Canadians. There are currently over 700,000 registered snowmobiles in Canada and over 125,000 kilometres of snowmobile trails. Every year people are injured and killed while participating in a pastime that should...

Playground Safety

A playground should be a place where children can play and have fun, not a place where serious injuries occur. Some of these tragedies can be attributed to deliberate misuse of the equipment, poorly maintained equipment or having no parental supervision. Most injuries...

Field Trip Safety

Canada’s most universally accessible health and fitness facility is the great outdoors. Educating young people to be active in that environment promotes a healthy lifestyle. A few tragic field trip incidents have led some to believe that outdoor recreational outings...

Safety on the Slopes

Downhill skiing and snowboarding are widely popular winter sports, but they can also be dangerous sports if safety precautions aren’t taken. According to the Canadian Ski Council report, 2007-2008 Canadian Skier and Snowboarder Facts and Stats, there are now over four...

Canada Sun Guide

Outdoor physical activity can be healthy, fun and safe if you remain protected. Follow the Canada Sun Guide, created by Canada Safety Council and other partners, to help Canadians combine sun safety with outdoor activities. Minimize Sun Exposure Schedule outdoor...

Pleasure Boaters and PFDs

This archived article is from April 2004. Although every effort has been made to make sure the information presented is accurate, please note that it may contain information that is out-of-date. Freshwater lakes, ponds and rivers cover nine per cent of Canada’s total...