Outward Bound Canada’s Expedition courses are designed to help you take charge of your life and realize what you are capable of. Each experience begins with a physical journey – stepping out of the comforts of day-to-day routines and into an environment that may be very new, adventurous and exciting, but also foreign and uncertain. Facing these changes helps to bring out new perspectives. Using the challenges of the course as a starting-point, our skilled instructors will teach you how transfer the skills learned on course to your life at home. These important life skills include caring for yourself, taking responsibility for your choices, expressing your needs and opinions with confidence, and working with others in your life at home.
Your backpacking journey begins at the Historic Big Salmon Interpretive Centre. You’ll hike along parts of the Fundy Footpath, a rugged 41-km trail that hugs the Bay of Fundy shore. The trail winds through the woods, up and down from craggy hilltops into lush ravines, where you’ll cross rivers and ford streams, many of them passable only at low tide. You’ll discover a logging dam, and beaches and coves alive with tidal pools of sea plants and animals. You will explore sites with such picturesque names as Seely Beach, Martin Head and Big Salmon River. If there’s time, you may hike up to Walton's Glen from Little Salmon River through the 'eye of the needle' to catch the spectacular falls. This is one of the great untouched wilderness areas in Atlantic Canada. The fog that frequently shrouds this scenic area adds to its mystique. You will learn many valuable wilderness skills – leave-no-trace camping, map and compass navigation, knots, emergency procedures for ocean travel, and how to cook the perfect meal over a campfire.
To learn how fit you need to be for an Outward Bound Canada course, click here. To learn more about our high school credit click here. This course qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey (including preliminary training, practice and qualifying journey) as well as the Gold Adventurous Journey, or Gold Residential Project. For more info visit the Duke of Ed website here.
THIS COURSE IS SUBJECT TO AN $95 APPLICATION FEE.
Outward Bound Canada is a not-for-profit, charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase Canadians’ ability to access Outward Bound Canada’s life-changing programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers a bursary program designed for families in need of financial assistance. If you require funding support, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page, or click the button below to learn more.
Alternately, if you would like to fundraise for your course on your own, our Fundraising Kit provides helpful resources and tips to help you get started and achieve success.
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