There is a huge amount of good – and awful – material on outdoor recreation for hikers, ramblers and cyclists on Youtube and elsewhere on the Internet. Here are a few good examples.
Packing for a Day Hike
Basic Information on Outdoor Recreation and Gear
Back Country Search and Rescue
Trip Plan Document https://www.adventuresmart.ca/tripplan/tripplan.php
Backcountry survival basics http://sarvac.ca/survival/
Vernon SAR www.vernonsar.ca (In a genuine emergency call 911 & ask for RCMP or BC Ambulance if SAR is needed)
Ticks are particularly prevalent in spring and early summer. There is much information on precaution and removal available from multiple websites and on Youtube. Refer for example to http://www.murakamicentreforlyme.org/Home.htm or http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/lyme-disease-borrelia-burgdorferi-infection