The Journey

2020 Hope in the Darkness Walk

The Hope in the Darkness Walk for Youth Mental Health 2020 will begin on April 15, 2020 and will travel west toward Vancouver for a 90 day journey through Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

The schedule and route is here:

Hope in the Darkness 2020 Walk Route

Wednesday, April 15, 2020- Monday, July 13, 2020 @ 30 km per day

  • WEEK 1
  • DAY 1: Wednesday April 15, 2020 -Canadian Human Rights Musem to Headlingley (HWY 1)
  • DAY 2: Thursday April 16, 2020 – Headingley (hwy 1) to Elie (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 3: Friday April 17, 2020 – Elie (Hwy 1) to High Bluff/Portage la Prairie (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 4: Saturday April 18, 2020 – High Bluff/Portage la Prairie (Hwy 1) to Portage la Prairie (Yellow Quill Farms) (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 2
  • DAY 6: Monday April 20, 2020 – Portage La Prairie (Hwy 1) to Austin (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 7: Tuesday April 21, 2020 – Austin (Hwy 1) to Carberry (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 8: Wednesday April 22, 2020 – Carberry (Hwy 1) to Douglas (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 9: Thursday April 23, 2020 – Douglas (Hwy 1) to Forrest (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 10: Friday April 24, 2020 – Forrest (Hwy 1) to Griswold (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 11: Saturday April 25, 2020 – Griswold (Hwy 1) to Virden (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 3
  • DAY 13: Monday April 27, 2020 – Virden (Hwy 1) to Elkhorn (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 14: Tuesday April 28, 2020 – Elkhorn (Hwy 1) to Fleming/Moosomin, SK (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 15: Wednesday April 29, 2020 – Fleming/Moosomin, SK (Hwy 1) to Wapella (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 16: Thursday April 30, 2020 – Wapella (Hwy 1) to Percival (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 17: Friday May 1, 2020 – Percival (Hwy 1) to Oakshela (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 18: Saturday May 2, 2020 – Oakshela (Hwy 1) to Falcon (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 4
  • DAY 20: Monday May 4, 2020 – Falcon (Hwy 1) to Sintaluta (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 21: Tuesday May 5, 2020 – Sintaluta (Hwy 1) to Qu’appelle (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 22: Wednesday May 6, 2020 – Qu’appelle (Hwy 1) to Balgonie (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 23: Thursday May 7, 2020 – Balgonie (Hwy 1) to Regina (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 24: Friday May 8, 2020 – Regina (Hwy 1) to Pense (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 25: Saturday May 9, 2020 – Pense (Hwy 1) to Moose Jaw (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 5
  • DAY 27: Monday May 11, 2020 – Moose Jaw (Hwy 1) to Moose Jaw (Hwy 1 west)
  • DAY 28: Tuesday May 12, 2020 – Moose Jaw (Hwy 1 west) to Mortlach (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 29: Wednesday May 13, 2020 – Mortlach (Hwy 1) to Valjean (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 30: Thursday May 14, 2020 – Valjean (Hwy 1) to Morse (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 31: Friday May 15, 2020 – Morse (Hwy 1) to Rush Lake (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 32: Saturday May 16, 2020 – Rush Lake (Hwy 1) to Swift Current (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 6
  • DAY 34: Monday May 18, 2020 – Swift Current (Hwy 1) to Webb (Hwy 1) 
  • DAY 35: Tuesday May 19, 2020 – Webb (Hwy 1) to Gull Lake (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 36: Wednesday May 20, 2020 – Gull Lake (Hwy 1) to Tompkins (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 37: Thursday May 21, 2020 – Tompkins (Hwy 1) to Piapot (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 38: Friday May 22, 2020 – Piapot (Hwy 1) to Maple Creek (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 39: Saturday May 23, 2020 – Maple Creek (Hwy 1) to Maple Creek (Hwy 1)
  • WEEK 7
  • DAY 41: Monday May 25, 2020 – Maple Creek (Hwy 1) to Irvine, AB (Hwy 1)
  • DAY 42: Tuesday May 26, 2020 – Irvine (Hwy 1) to Dunmore
  • DAY 43: Wednesday May 27, 2020 – Dunmore  (hwy 120) to Seven Persons 
  • DAY 44: Thursday May 28, 2020 – Seven Persons to ) to Bow Island 
  • DAY 45: Friday May 29, 2020 – Bow Island to Purple Springs
  • DAY 46: Saturday May 30, 2020 – Purple Springs to Taber
  • WEEK 8
  • DAY 48: Monday June 1, 2020 – Taber to Barnwell
  • DAY 49: Tuesday June 2, 2020 – Barnwell to Coaldale
  • DAY 50: Wednesday June 3, 2020 – Coaldell to Kipp, AB
  • DAY 51: Thursday June 4, 2020 – Kipp to Fort Macleod
  • DAY 52: Friday June 5, 2020 – Fort Macleod to Brocket
  • DAY 53: Saturday June 6, 2020 – Brocket to Lundbreck
  • WEEK 9
  • DAY 55: Monday June 8, 2020 – Lundbreck to Coleman
  • DAY 56: Tuesday June 9, 2020 – Coleman to Sparwood BC
  • DAY 57: Wednesday June 10, 2020 – Sparwood BC to Fernie 
  • DAY 58: Thursday June 11, 2020 – Fernie to Elko
  • DAY 59: Friday June 12, 2020 – Elko to Wardner 
  • DAY 60: Saturday June 13, 2020 – Wardner to Cranbrook
  • WEEK 10
  • DAY 62: Monday June 15, 2020 – Cranbrook to Moyie Lake
  • DAY 63: Tuesday June 16. 2020 – Moyie Lake to Ryan
  • DAY 64: Wednesday June 17, 2020 – Ryan to Kitchener
  • DAY 65: Thursday June 18, 2020 – Kitchener (HWY 3) to Creston
  • DAY 66: Friday June 19, 2020 – Creston (Balancing Rock Trail) to Creston (Char Creek)
  • DAY 67: Saturday June 20, 2020 – Creston to Salmo
  • WEEK 11
  • DAY 68: Sun June 21, 2020- Salmo (Stageleap Park) to Central Kootenay J (Mel de Anna Hiking)
  • DAY 69: Mon, June 22- Central Kootenay J to Robson
  • Day 70: Tuesday June 23, 2020 –  Robson to Rossland
  • DAY 71: Wednesday June 24, 2020 –  Rossland to Grand Forks
  • DAY 72: Thursday June 25, 2020 – Grand Forks to Grand Forks
  • DAY 73: Friday June 26,  2020 – Grand Forks to Greenwood
  • DAY 74: Saturday June 27, 2020 – Greenwood to Rock Creek
  • WEEK 12
  • DAY 75: Sunday June 28, 2020- Rock Creek to Osoyoos
  • DAY 76: Monday June 29, 2020 –  Osoyoos to Osoyoos
  • DAY 77: Tuesday June 30, 2020 – Osoyoos to Cawston
  • DAY 78: Wednesday July 1, 2020 –  Cawston to Keremeos
  • DAY 79: Thursday July 2, 2020 –  Keremeos to Princeton
  • DAY 80: Friday July 3, 2020 – Princeton to Princeton
  • DAY 81: Saturday July 4, 2020 –  Princeton to Eastgate
  • WEEK 13
  • DAY 82: Sunday July 5, 2020- Eastgate to Manning Park
  • DAY 83: Monday July 6, 2020 – Manning Park to Sunshine Valley 
  • DAY 84: Tuesday July 7, 2020 –  Sunshine Valley to Hope
  • DAY 85: Wednesday July 8, 2020 – Hope to Bridal Falls
  • DAY 86: Thursday July 9, 2020 – Bridal Falls to Chilliwack
  • DAY 87: Friday July 10, 2020 – Chilliwack to Abbotsford
  • DAY 88: Saturday July 11, 2020 – Abbotsford to Langley City
  • WEEK 14
  • DAY 89: Sunday July 12, 2020 – Langley City to New Westminster
  • DAY 90: Monday July 13, 2020 – New Westminster to Vancouver (24km)

In 2018, Founder Kevin Redsky walked from St. John’s, Newfoundland to Winnipeg, Manitoba completing the east coast walk to Winnipeg. In April, he will continue the journey from Winnipeg to the west coast over 90 days.

2018 Hope in the Darkness Walk

Hope in the Darkness 2018 began in Cape Spear, St.John’s, Newfoundland the easternmost point of Canada on April 1. The eastern route travelled through Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Quebec, Ontario and Manitoba. The western route of the walk began at the westernmost point of Canada Masset, Haida Gwaii, British Columbia on May 15, 2018. The western route travelled through British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. The western route and the eastern teams merged in Winnipeg for a final ceremony and celebration on Friday, August 3, 2018.

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The 2018 Hope in the Darkness Route

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NS Hope in the Darkness Route 041818

NB Hope in the Darkness Route 041818

QC Hope in the Darkness Route 031218

ONT Hope in the Darkness Route 041818

BC ROUTE 050818

AB/SASK HITD Route

MB HITD Route

Treaty 3 walk