IFC Hiking Page

Start Location

All IFC Hikes start at the Islamic Forum of Canada (200 Advance Blvd, Brampton, ON).

We will leave 15 min after the allotted start time.

Attendees

Who’s allowed to come:

  1. Men and Women
  2. Ages 13-60
  3. Under 13, and over 60 cannot attend without express approval previously arranged with the Hike Leader (munawar@munawarali.com)
  4. If you have any medical issue, please discuss with the Hike Leader ahead of time.

Attire

Islamic Attire is a given.
Men: Covered from elbows to knees.
Women: Hijab and loose clothing to wrist and ankles.

Recommended Attire:
  • Full Sleeve shirts for men/women to prevent bugs, sun burn, preserve heat.
  • Full pants to ankles to prevent bugs, sun burn
  • Hat to protect face from the sun

Footwear

  • Sturdy shoes or boots + Thick Socks
  • Not allowed: Sandals, open type shoes, dress shoes
  • Rain Conditions: Recommended: Rain proof Jacket (Available from the Dollar Store), waterproof pants, water proof socks and shoes
  • Cold Weather: Make sure your shoes can handle dampness and cold

General Rule for Cold Weather:

Temperature Range Layers for Legs Layers for Upper Body Notes
Above 10C 1 1 Wet Gear
5 to10 C 1 2
0 to 5 1-2 2-3
-15 to 0 3-4 3-4
Below -15 n/a n/a Not Recommended for Hiking

Reference Material for cold weather hiking:

https://sectionhiker.com/winter-day-hiking-gear-list/

Tools to Bring Hiking:

  1. Edible Items
    1.  Breakfast
      1. Fruits (slice apples, strawberries, oranges, etc)
      2. Nuts
    2. Water
  2. Knapsack
  3. Water Canteen or a water bottle (500ml)
  4. Thermos(tea, coffee, hot chocolate)
  5. Knife
  6. Compass
  7. Cellphone for Emergencies
  8. Optional Items to Bring: Camera

Etiquette

  • Hikers will not leave any garbage behind while hiking
  • Hikers will be self sufficient and not require any gear or food from others
  • Hikers should be generally silent or speak in low volumes
  • Hikers should not be a disturbance when out in the wild

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