Are you ready for the adventure of a lifetime this summer?
In 2018, step out of your comfort zone and into the iconic Canadian wilderness with Outward Bound Canada. Explore some of the country’s most eye-catching landscapes while gaining leadership skills and confidence, and making memories that will last a lifetime (with the photos to prove it)!
Research shows that taking time to shut down our devices and connect with nature and with ourselves, can have a powerful and lasting impact on our physical and mental health. Our summer adventures are the perfect way to “Get out. Look in.” and experience all that Canada has to offer.
Take on an adventure you'll remember for the rest of your life... one with the potential to even change your life.
Check out our summer adventures today and book now for the summer adventure of a lifetime!
See what's on offer for Summer '18 below:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have the unique experience of paddling the Nahanni River, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that attracts visitors from around the world for its spectacular scenery. Outward Bound Canada’s Reach Beyond Fundraising Expeditions are a unique opportunity for you to achieve something incredible while making a difference.
Discover something new about yourself. Take away something inspiring and personal. Gain 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.
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.
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.
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.
Achieve a high school English credit to help you prepare for university, learn the skills of flatwater canoeing, and do it all in one of Ontario's most breathtaking natural landscapes – the world-renowned Temagami Park. The perfect choice for writers looking to expand their craft in a place that has inspired so many artists before them!
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.
Take a well-deserved opportunity to unplug from the stresses of everyday life and plug in to the healing power of the natural world. Challenge yourself, get the space you need to reflect and recharge, and learn techniques that will help you gain greater clarity - and do it all against the breathtaking backdrop of the great Canadian Rockies!
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.
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.
Develop the classically Canadian craft of flatwater paddling on this 21-day adventure in the jaw-dropping Temagami region. Discover how to make powerful choices that lead to success, how to overcome challenges, and how there’s more in you than you know.
Paddle your way around a stunning slice of the landmark Algonquin Park. Work with your group to take responsibility for actions and choices, and face challenges that will allow you to return home ready to take on anything.
Pushing yourself to take on a whitewater paddling expedition will teach you more than you know. By challenging yourself you will be able to return home seeing all that you are capable of and feeling empowered to make responsible decisions.
Boys today often do not experience a clear rite 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.
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.
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 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!