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!