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Download the PawSwap App and upgrade to PawSwap Premium in order to play and unlock this challenge for you and your pup! The challenge begins on January 7 and runs until January 31, 2021. Tip: You can join at any time during the month of January!

Visit as many hikes and trails - shown as beacons on the PawSwap map - as you can, and collect your Points when you complete them. The most active pup and human team with the most points win! Tip: Tap on the beacon when you’re in proximity of the hike’s location, followed by the ‘Collect Points’ button.

All hikes and trails will have the same Point value, except for our 3 Triple Point Hikes and Trails, which will be worth 3x the Points. The Triple Point locations will change every week, so keep an eye on your map. You can also follow @PawSwapApp on Instagram for more ways to earn Points towards your total score. Tip: Points for the same hike or trail can only be collected once every 24 hours, so change things up if yesterday's time overlaps!


The Grand Prize!

 An Outdoor Adventure Prize Pack valued at over $1,700! Which includes a 2-night staycation in Whistler, outdoor travel gear for dogs and humans, warm and waterproof outdoor apparel, food for fuel for the pups and humans, and more!

Don’t feel discouraged if you don't end up winning! Not only are you kicking butt out in the wild but you’ll have collected tons of Points that can be used for our Rewards in the ‘Redeem’ Tab of the PawSwap app. 

See what’s included in the prize in the FAQ found below!

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Can I participate if I'm not a Premium Member?

Unfortunately Hikes and Trails can only be accessed on the PawSwap App with PawSwap Premium. You can sign up for PawSwap Premium for as little as $1.99/month, which you can cancel at any time. Feel free to follow along with challenge by checking out our Triple Point locations on the leaderboard page and on our social media.

The app isn't letting me collect Points to the Hike or Trail I'm doing...

1. Make sure you’re in cell-phone range when attempting to collect Points. Don’t worry, all of our hikes and trails Beacons are at the base of the mountain, so you should have a signal! 2. Ensure your Wi-Fi is turned ON when collecting Points. Yes, Wi-Fi! This might sound confusing, but it will improve the GPS accuracy, making it easier for the PawSwap app to confirm your location. Even if you are not in a Wi-Fi zone, please turn your Wi-Fi on before opening the PawSwap App to collect your Points. See screenshotbelow for an example. 3. Zoom into the location to ensure you are as close as possible. Collecting Points will work when you either see a circle around the orange beacon or when you are close enough to the orange beacon. See screenshots below for an example. If you do not see this, please close out and reopen the app. If you are having issues with the app, please contact us here and we'd be happy to help! We recommend you take a screenshot of the Hike or Trail in the app for reference for when you speak to someone from our team.

What is included in the prize?

We have an amazing prize valued at over $1700! Prizes include everything needed for the perfect staycation, filled with products and treats essential for any active human and pup team including…

- 2-night dog-friendly stay at Whistler’s Nita Lake Lodge

Escape to Whistler and stay two nights at award-winning Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler’s only lakeside hotel and a haven for wellness in the heart of the mountains. Enjoy sweeping views of Nita Lake in a studio lakeview suite with cozy fireplace, king-size bed and double soaker tub.* - 25L Technical Hiking Backpack perfect for travel and daily use from Arc’teryx - Protective Dog Jacket from The K9 Guard - ‘The Foghorn’ toque and ‘Woodsy & Me’ cap from Wirth Hats - 15 Signature fresh dog meals from Kafka’s Organic - 30 day supply smoothies courtesy of Justgo Smoothie - 6 piece ‘Pet’s Don’t Stink’ grooming set from Walton Wood Farm - 10 bag customized variety pack with your favourites from Hardbite - perfect for the explorer within *Terms & Conditions: Subject to availability. Valid Sun-Thurs only. Blackout dates June 22-August 31, December 15-January 4, and all Canadian or US holiday long weekends. Tax and gratuity included Valid from: January 15, 2021 – January 15, 2022

Is it worth playing if I start the challenge late?

Absolutely! We've made it easy to catch up no matter when you start by adding Triple Point locations as well as "Photo of the Week" on our Instagram page. Earn 21 Points (instead of 7) when you visit any of the 3 Triple Point locations for that week. AND/OR Snap a photo of your dog and tag @PawSwapApp and #HikesandTrailsChallenge to automatically be entered to win an additional 10 Points that week.

Can I go on more than one hike or trail in a day?

Yes, absolutely!

Can I go to more than one Triple Point hike or trail in a day and collect 21 points per day?

Yes, as long as it’s not the same hike or trail within a 24 hour period

Can I go to as many Triple Point hikes or trails as I want during the challenge?

Yes, as long as it’s not the same hike or trail within a 24 hour period.

When is the Leaderboard updated?

The leaderboard gets updated a minium of twice per week.

I didn’t see the correct Points on the Leaderboard, what do I do?

Always take a screenshot when you’re trying to collect Points. GPS signal on hikes and trails may vary, so get as close as possible to that beacon for the screenshot. Contact us, and when we respond, send over the screenshots will help us with looking into what happened - so we can update your Points for you.

Do you have anywhere that I can see the history of my Points?

Not at this time, but if you want to know how your Points add up please email us. We respond within 24 hours.

Are there rules I should know about?

The hikes and trails challenge is designed to encourage dog owners to get outside with their dogs and complete hikes and trails listed on the PawSwap app. Therefore, in order to earn Leaderboard Points, hikes and trails must be completed by participants. Driving to locations for the sole purpose of obtaining Points without completing a hike or trail, or any other method of falsely claiming Points will not be approved and will not count towards a participant's total score. PawSwap has the right to disqualify any participant found to be in breach of the above terms, or adjust Points as necessary to reflect the number of trails completed