Cold-related emergencies

Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site

Cold-related emergencies, such as hypothermia, can happen to anyone who is exposed to cold temperatures (or rain, wind, water, or snow) for too long. Cold-related emergencies can be life threatening.

What to bring

Bring extra clothing. Replace wet clothes with dry ones before you get chilled.

Dress in layers; adjust as you go to prevent overcooling or overheating.

Wear clothing that retains its insulating properties when wet (e.g. polypropylene, fleece, wool, gore-tex). Do not wear cotton, e.g. jeans.

Drink plenty of water and snack throughout the day.


A decline in core body temperature is a serious safety concern.

Be alert to the first signs of hypothermia: shivering, difficulty using your hands, disorientation, and a drop in body temperature.

Learn more: Learn more about the prevention and treatment of cold-related emergencies (Canadian Red Cross)

Ice safety

Ice conditions on Kejimkujik's lakes and rivers can remain hazardous all winter.

Learn more: Learn about ice factors and ice safety (Canadian Red Cross)

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