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...

Safe Cycling Is Not Just for Kids

Cycling is popular with Canadians of all ages. Many Canadian children 12 and under ride bikes. In addition, many adults ride bicycles to keep fit,...

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 Cycling Is Not Just for Kids

Cycling is popular with Canadians of all ages. Many Canadian children 12 and under ride bikes. In addition, many adults ride bicycles to keep fit, for recreation and for transportation. Overall, bicycling is a safe and enjoyable activity for riders of all ages who...

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 Wheels

Bicycles 1. Make sure your bicycle is safe. Does it work properly? Check tires, brakes, etc. Does it fit properly? You should be able to straddle the bike with both feet on the ground; a bike that is too big or too small is a safety hazard. Does it have a bell, a...

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...

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. Propane is the energy source that often powers these activities. It is versatile, economical and safe, and can be taken...

Safety: The Key to Happy Campfire Memories

What could be more Canadian than roasting marshmallows, singing songs and socializing around an open fire in the evening? Follow this simple advice from the Canada Safety Council to help make sure everyone will have happy memories. If there is a fire pit use it, but...

Boating Safety

There are about 10 million boaters in Canada. According to the Lifesaving Society, most fatal boating incidents occur during recreational activities (78 per cent). Half of the Canadian boating deaths occur on lakes (53 per cent) and almost all boating victims are male...

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...

Safety Code for ATV Riders

Ride off-road only, never on public roads. Know your owner's manual. Wear your helmet. Protect your eyes and body. Check the ATV before you ride. Ride with others - never alone. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions regarding passengers and recommended age for...

The Cold Facts on Hypothermia

We Canadians pride ourselves on our ability to cope with our severe winters. But we forget that the cold can and does kill. The dangers become all too clear when there is a disaster, and unprepared people become stranded or fall into cold water. Hypothermia, sometimes...

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...

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...