THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO A $100 APPLICATION FEE.
Outward Bound Canada’s 12-day 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 to 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.
AREA & ACTIVITIES
Your journey begins in Vancouver. Here, you will meet your group and prepare for the expedition ahead. From there you will take to the waters, learning the skills of flatwater canoeing. This area is a paddler’s paradise, with its perfect parallelogram of lakes, rivers, and portages surrounded by temperate rainforest and mountains.
Designed for students without prior camping or kayaking experience, this course will teach wilderness travel techniques and navigation, backcountry cooking, kayaking, minimal impact camping, camp-craft and wilderness safety. This journey also includes a solo experience where you will prove your skills while being supervised (from a distance!) by our experienced instructional team. Often described as the most transformative part of the experience, your solo will give you the chance to reflect on earlier conversations from the expedition, absorb important realizations about yourself, and leave behind anything that will no longer serve you going forward.
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FUNDING & SUPPORT
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase Canadians’ ability to access Outward Bound Canada’s life-changing programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers a bursary program designed for families in need of financial assistance. If you require funding support, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page, or click the button below to learn more.