Make this year unforgettable with an epic Outward Bound adventure and explore one of Canada's most beloved natural places - the breathtaking, wonder-filled and iconic Vancouver Island!
Take to the water with the perfect vessel for exploring, and discover the Island's coves, natural harbours, and hidden gems. Observe old growth forests and wildlife, snow-capped mountains, iridescent waters, and scenic vistas that will have you in awe at each and every moment.
Outward Bound Canada's West Coast adventures are designed to help you take charge of your life and realize all that you are capable of. Step out of your comfort zone and into a new and unforgettable experience in the natural world. Learn new skills and develop friendships and perspectives that will last a lifetime!
Check out our West Coast adventures below, and book by February 28 to save $200 on several 2018 offerings.
Get out. Look in.
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 course takes traditional mindfulness practices and blends 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.
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.
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
Internship opportunities available.
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.
Hike for five days in one of the world's most stunning and unforgettable landscapes, while working to complete your Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey in one go, or your Gold practice, qualifying or Residential Project. Learn new skills and develop friendships and perspectives that will last a lifetime!
Paddle for five days in one of the world's most stunning and unforgettable landscapes, while working to complete your Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey in one go, or your Gold practice, qualifying or Residential Project. Learn new skills and develop friendships and perspectives that will last a lifetime!
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.