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Be a Hike Leader!

It’s often been said that enjoying a hike is increased by the presence of a leader. Not just someone who knows the way, but someone who applies safety, best practices, fun, local knowledge and the ability to work with his or her group to make a successful outing.

Certified Hike Leader (CHL) is Hike Ontario's certificate course for day hiking that is used by community colleges, universities, hiking clubs and outdoor training organizations. Participants will learn skills to be a confident hike leaders that ensure a safe, environmentally responsible and enjoyable hike for all participants. The certification issued to successful participants is a sanctioned standard and will assist candidates in leading club hikes in addition to finding employment and volunteer opportunities.


The Safe Hiker Course is the prerequisite for the Certified Hike Leader Course unless exempted by demonstrated previous experience (a minimum of 5 day hikes within the last year and a reference/recommendation from a recognized authority). Verification of prerequisite is required prior to the course date.

Current First Aid and CPR are recommended.

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