Celebrate Canada's 150th birthday with an adventure that you'll remember for the rest of your life... and one with the potential to even change your life.
See what's on offer for Summer '17 with Outward Bound Canada:
Whether you are thinking of a new career or expanding your training, this course focuses on industry craft - ensuring you walk away with top-quality training in outdoor skills and leading adventurous journeys using the Outward Bound process model.
Widely considered one of the most breathtaking natural landscapes on earth, “The Land of Fire and Ice” looks like something out of a fairy tale. Black sands, steaming fissures, gleaming glaciers, and hillsides of florescent green moss… this is a land of extremes.
Immerse yourself wholly into a new experience in the natural world that is both restorative and empowering. Explore one of the world’s most breathtaking seascapes and take on challenges of both body and mind, exploring not only the unforgettable physical environment around you, but your own strengths and abilities as well.
This course is designed to help young adults figure out their direction in life - whether that’s deciding on a career path, where to live, who your true friends are, what kind of relationship you are looking for or just how to be your best self.
Achieve a high school credit in English that will help you prepare for university, learn the skills of flatwater canoeing, an do it all in one of Ontario's most breathtaking natural landscapes.
Explore the Bay of Fundy area by kayak and on foot while learning how to work effectively with a group, how to feel empowered in your interactions with others, and how to be a fair and powerful leader.
Hike along the Fundy Footpath, exploring sandy beaches, towering rockcliffs, and old growth forests that have been around since Samuel de Champlain explored over 400 years ago! Amazing marine life – seals, seabirds, eagles, porpoises and whales – can be found in these world-renowned waters, which boast the highest tides on the planet.
Journey through the world famous Bay of Fundy, hiking on some of the most incredible trails on the planet, and learn new skills on an incredible adventure that you'll remember for the rest of your life.
Voted one of the world’s seven best small islands, the Bay of Fundy's Grand Manan is nature at its best. Spectacular views, rugged coastal trails, and an abundance of marine life and migrating birds combine to form one of Canada's most unforgettable landscapes.
This 5-day, 4 night course will introduce you to new adventures in the outdoors and start you on an inspiring journey to help you to realize all that you are capable of. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself all within the Hamilton region.
Learn how to canoe on flat water while working in a team to learn how to make powerful choices that lead to success, how to overcome significant challenges, and how to achieve more than you ever thought possible.
Learn how to paddle whitewater while discovering who you are and learning how to make powerful choices, and how to work with others in order to overcome challenges and achieve success.
Paddle and portage your way around and through rapid after rapid in the historic James Bay region, while getting the leadership training and confidence to achieve more than ever when you return to your life at home.
Working with a group, taking responsibility for your choices or dealing with how your actions and attitude affect your outcomes are just some of the challenges you will face on this course, however, you will return home ready to take on anything.
Pushing yourself to take on a whitewater paddling expedition will teach you more than you know. Our goal is for you to return home seeing all that you are capable of and feeling empowered to make responsible decision.
If you’re looking for a course that really allows your leadership potential to shine, this course will have you return home ready to take an up-front role in your school, amongst your peers or within your neighbourhood and surrounding community.
Boys today often do not experience a clear right of passage. This course is designed to help boys decide what kind of men they want to become and teach them how to take charge of their lives and realize all they are capable of.
The word adventure is practically synonymous with the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Let this breathtaking natural landscape inspire you each day as you challenge yourself and learn more about who you are and what you have to offer. Travel the Rockies and take on new experiences that will leave a lasting imprint on your life.
Discover something new about yourself. Take away something inspiring and personal. Gains skills, training and unforgettable experiences that will give you the confidence to achieve even more in your life. This and much more awaits on Rocky Mountain Discovery.
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.
The course is designed to help adults who are seeking greater clarity – perhaps in times of challenge and transition – who need space to reflect on their lives or who want to learn or deepen a meditation practice, or who simply want to walk their own path more deeply.
This urban-based high school credit day program will be a journey that teaches you how to work effectively with a group, how to feel empowered in your interactions with others and how to lead a group. You’ll never look at Toronto the same way again.
This 5-day, 4 night course will introduce you to new adventures in the outdoors and start you on an inspiring journey to help you to realize all that you are capable of. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself all right within Toronto.
Sea kayak, surf and camp along the beautiful, clear blue waters of Vancouver Island's west coast. This stunning environment, a UNESCO biosphere reserve, is an incredible teacher and you will come away from this course having learned how to work effectively with a group, how to feel empowered in your interactions with others, and how to be a fair and powerful leader.
This is a perfect option for B.C. students ages 15 to 17 who are looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold or Silver Adventurous Journey in one go! Hike for 5 days in one of the world's most stunning and unforgettable landscapes. Learn new skills and develop friendships and perspectives that will last a lifetime!
This is a perfect option for B.C. students ages 15 to 17 who are looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh Award Gold or Silver Adventurous Journey in one go! Paddle for 5 days in one of the world's most stunning and unforgettable landscapes. Learn new skills and develop friendships and perspectives that will last a lifetime!
This is a perfect option for B.C. students ages 15 to 17 who are looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey, or Gold Practice Journey, in one go!
This is a perfect option for students ages 14 to 16 who are looking to complete their Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey, or Gold Practice Journey, in one go!
Sea kayaking through beautiful Clayoquot Sound is an awe-inspiring way to tackle this course. After days of paddling, exploring, camping and learning how to lead and navigate the group, you will return home ready to take charge of your life and having fully realized all that you are capable of.
This course takes traditional mindfulness practices and blend them with the classic elements of an Outward Bound course. You'll experience an unforgettable 8-day expedition on beautiful Vancouver Island, which will leave you more present, relaxed and aware of who you are, and help you feel ready to take on new paths or challenges at home.