Attending a Trail Day

Interested in working on the trails? Trail Days are the best and easiest way for anyone to come work with NSMBA Trail Builders on the North Shore!

Video created by Steve Tan of Tandem Photography. Thank you Colour the Trails for allowing us to share it!

What to Expect at a Trail Day:

– No previous experience working on trails is required!
– Trail Days typically run for 2-4 hours
– Each trail day is led by an experienced trail builder(s) who will explain what to do and oversee everything
– Every trail day will begin with a safety talk and overview of the work planned for the day
– Everyone will meet at the designated meeting spot and walk to the trail together, led by the trail builder(s)

What to Wear:

– Comfortable clothes that are appropriate for the weather and you don’t mind getting covered in dirt.
– Layers appropriate for the weather (jackets, extra gloves, hat/toque)
– Supportive, close-toed shoes

What to Bring:

– A backpack with water, snacks and waterproof outerwear in case the weather changes.
– Work/gardening gloves: due to COVID-19, we are not providing works glove at this time. Bike gloves also work!

Sign up for a Trail Day:

To sign up for a trail day, please go to our calendar at The specific details on each trail day (which trail, how to sign up and where to meet etc.) will be detailed there.

To attend a trail day, every participant must have signed a waiver, and completed a quick Health questionnaire (see below).


All volunteers need to sign the NSMBA waiver before attending a trail day. Waivers will be available to sign at each trail day but you can also download, print and sign one by clicking the link below. You only need to sign one Waiver for the year.

COVID-19 Health Questionnaire

Once you have signed up for a trail day, you will be sent an online form to fill out one day before the trail day.
It is a very short questionnaire meant to ensure the health and safety of all those attending and, unlike the waiver, you will need to fill out a form for each specific trail day you attend.

COVID-19 Protocols

With the BC Restart Plan moving forward and new guidelines from the Provincial Health Officer (PHO) and Worsafe BC, we’ve updated our current COVID-19 protocols for trail days.
  • Work groups will be limited to 20 people (ex. 18 volunteers and 2 Builders)
  • Face masks are encouraged but not mandatory
  • Maintaining 2 meters of physical distancing when possible is recommended
  • Tools, signs and high touch surfaces will be sanitized before and after every trail day
  • Volunteers will choose their tool(s) for the day to limit the amount of tools being shared between people.

All protocols are also listed here: