First and foremost, be sure to register for the pilgrimage as early as possible. The number of pilgrims who can participate is limited. Register today to secure your spot!
Once having confirmed your place in the pilgrimage, make a list of personal items that will ensure your comfort and safety on the walk. See the suggested packing list here for suggestions.
Note that pilgrims need to arrange their own transportation home from Midland. On the registration form there is an option for transportation from Midland back to Guelph at an additional cost and dependent on interest. Those who need to bring their cars, the opportunity to shuttle your car from one camp location to the next will be available after lunch and generally takes 60-90 minutes away from your walking time. Contact us if this is an issue or you have questions.
Due to safety reasons, no suitcases or garbage bags. Please ensure your clothing, personal items, pillows, sleeping bags, etc. are packed in duffel or hockey bags. Rectangular-shaped bags pack best and are the safest for handling. We discourage the use of large back-packs for packing in the truck for safety reasons. Day-packs that you carry daily while walking are OK and are your responsibility. To ensure easy identification of your gear during transport, put your name on all your belongings.
Each day you will be responsible for gathering and returning your gear to three different locations:
- Camp chair – smaller truck
- Tent – stacked on racks then placed in the large truck
- Duffle bag or hockey bag with your clothing, sleeping bag, pillow, etc. – piled in the large truck, rectangular shapes back best and safest for transporting
Please familiarize yourself with the Pilgrimage Safety Instructions. A few simple rules will make your pilgrimage more enjoyable and ensure everyone’s safety.
Refer to the Pilgrimage Checklist and Tips to ensure your comfort and enjoyment on the pilgrimage.