Would you like to learn how to survive in the wild?
Join for an introduction survival skills session in a beautiful outdoor ‘classroom’ in the Canadian Rockies.
Become an explorer and join your guide on a leisurely 5km hike or snowshoe through a beautiful forest. This is a 3-hour long family survival hike where along the way you will learn about the wildlife that calls Kananaskis home. Learn to follow and analyze animal tracks and signs along the trail. Your guide will show you a wide variety of wild edibles along the trail and teach you what to do should you encounter a bear. At a viewpoint, learn to start a fire without a lighter, using materials collected on the hike. Feel like one of the original explorers of the wild west as you sip a tea made from local plants and enjoy the views. As you make your way back, each family/cohort will be challenged to build a shelter using basic emergency supplies. Your guide will offer feedback and as a group, you will discuss the best place to build a shelter and what you would look for should you ever need to survive in the backcountry. This tour will last 3 hours and will be limited to one family or cohort at a time to ensure the best possible experience!
The listed price of the tour is a flat rate for a group of up to 8 participants.
Minimum age: 5 years, if you have children younger than 5 years in your family or cohort, the tour may be modified.
Maximum 8 people per tour.
Season: April to November.
Tour Times: daily from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm or 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm. Time may be subject to change.
Distance: 5 km (3 miles) hike, with 250 m (800 ft) elevation gain.
Tour is running rain or shine. Should our guides deem the conditions unsafe for hiking, the Experience Provider reserves the right to reschedule to a later date.
You may be required to have a short five minutes drive to an alternate trailhead.
All participants must sign a waver before the start of the tour.
Dress appropriately for the weather.
What to bring and wear:
– Dress in layers: a base layer, insulation layer and wind layer are ideal at higher altitudes, even in the summer. –
– Wear wool hiking socks and sturdy hiking boots or running shoes.
– Bring a small day backpack with water, snacks, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and personal items, etc.
Your tour includes:
– Certified Tour Guide.
– Bottled water, tea, and cookies.
– On hands survival skills session.
Information on how to book this tour will be provided in your experience voucher.