High Ground Hike
In British Columbia, Tsunami Preparedness Week is held the second full week of every April. Hosting a High Ground Hike is a great way to recognize the week and engage residents and visitors on the subject of local tsunami risk and proper response.
The event could start at any site at risk of tsunami and have participants run, walk or hike to “high ground” following a marked evacuation route. Consider holding a preparedness fair at high ground where sponsors can educate the public about tsunami science and readiness.
Everything you need to run a High Ground Hike — from template news releases and graphics — can be found on this page in the right-hand column (or below for mobile). You can also drop us a line at PreparedBC@gov.bc.ca. We would be happy to help!
Earthquake and Tsunami Response Actions
Types of Tsunami Alerts