$ 1,249
+ Taxes and Application Fees
Age 12-14
Program Type Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Duration 5 days
Location Kananaskis Country, AB
Courses / Rocky Mountain 5-Day Backpacking

Rocky Mountain 5-Day Backpacking

Hiking through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies, you and your group will learn a variety of life skills, working both together and individually to meet daily goals and move forward in your journey. Your instructors will guide you and teach you how to take care of yourself in the wilderness, and you’ll come away feeling accomplished after an adventure you’ll never forget.


Life compass rocky mountain


Outward Bound Canada’s Expedition courses are designed to help you take charge of your life and realize what you are capable of. Each experience begins with a physical journey – stepping out of the comforts of day-to-day routines and into an environment that may be very new, adventurous and exciting, but also foreign and uncertain. Facing these changes helps to bring out new perspectives. Using the challenges of the course as a starting-point, our skilled instructors will teach you how transfer the skills learned on course to your life at home. These important life skills include caring for yourself, taking responsibility for your choices, expressing your needs and opinions with confidence, and working with others in your life at home.


Your journey begins in Kananaskis Country where you will prepare for the upcoming expedition before heading out on a five-day journey in the Canadian Rocky Mountains.  These rugged mountains, glacier-carved valleys, mountain lakes, and alpine meadows will set the stage for an inspiring adventure and opportunity for self-reflection.

Designed for students without prior experience hiking or backpacking in the mountains, this course will teach safe and effective trail navigation, how to pack your backpack, cooking and meal prep, minimal-impact camping, wilderness travel skills and compass work, and self-care. This journey also includes an optional 2-hour solo experience where you will prove your skills while being supervised (from a distance!) by our experienced instructional team.

To learn how fit you need to be for an Outward Bound Canada course, click here.

This course qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Bronze or Silver Qualifying Journey. For more info visit the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award website here.


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.

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