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. This course is specialized for Indigenous youth with no previous outdoor experience; in getting students out of their comfort zone and challenged through new experiences, we aim to teach participants more about who they are, what their capable of, while getting the leadership training and confidence to achieve more than ever upon returning home.
Your journey begins when you meet your group in Huntsville, Ontario. From there you will begin your journey and make your way deep into the breathtaking wilderness of Algonquin Park. Here you will paddle and portage through the traditional waterways and trails of the oldest provincial park in Canada. This course will teach essential wilderness travelling techniques and navigation, backcountry cooking, flatwater canoeing, water safety, minimal impact camping, camp-craft and wilderness safety. The journey will also include a short solo experience where you will use your skills while being supervised (from a distance!) by our experienced instructional team.
To learn how fit you need to be for an Outward Bound Canada course, click here. This course qualifies as a Duke of Edinburgh's Award Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey (including preliminary training, practice and qualifying journey). For more info visit the Duke of Ed website here.
Funding for the Indigenous Youth and Adult Program is offered thanks to the generous support of individual donors, corporations and a number of dedicated foundations, providing sustainable, long term funding for the growth of Indigenous programming at Outward Bound Canada. Please see the Indigenous Programs page for more information.