YOUR INNER JOURNEY
A true multi-sport offering, this course is ideal for someone with even a small base of outdoor experience, who is excited to take on new challenges and develop new skills. The multi-sport element of this course brings with it a strong diversity of experience, allowing you to try your hand at several different outdoor activities, and guiding you as you come to form a solid understanding of the technique and craft involved in each one. In taking on new physical challenges in an unfamiliar environment, you will also set off on an inspiring journey of self-discovery, one capable of allowing you to understand yourself with greater clarity and focus, and helping you to tap into your own unique, authentic potential.
AREA & ACTIVITIES
Your adventure begins when you meet your group and instructors, and together you will set off to make camp on your first day. This camp, with its rustic shelters and situated within the iconic Bay of Fundy region, will be your base for the duration of your course. Here you will be introduced to your four activity phases and will develop your skills before heading out on each of your three expeditions. In between each expedition and activity phase, you will return to base camp to regroup and prepare for the next leg of your journey. You will paddle fun rivers and explore picturesque areas of the Appalachian range. You will island-hop along a nautical route that provides the perfect introduction to sea kayak touring, learn rope work around crags and scenic lookouts, and see wildlife in a natural environment.
You will learn how to plan for short expeditions to and from base camp, and will work together as part of a close-knit group to overcome challenges, develop skills in an instructional format, and apply these skills in a wilderness journey format.
This course also includes a wilderness solo experience, where you will be given the space to reflect and put your outdoor skills to good use, while being supervised from a distance by your experienced instructors. Significant to the Outward Bound approach, the solo is often described by many as the most transformative part of their overall experience.
This course qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze or Silver Level Adventurous Journey (including preliminary training, practice and qualifying journey) as well as the Gold Level Residential Project.
FUNDING & SUPPORT
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase the ability of Canadian residents to access Outward Bound Canada’s impactful programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers funding designed to assist participants and their families with financial barriers to participation. If you would like to learn more, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page.