Note: Only one discount may be applied to each booking.
Min age: 12 (participants under age 18 must have a guardian)
All payments are non-refundable unless the course is cancelled by Survival in Canada. However, we do realize that sometimes circumstances outside our control interfere with our plans. Life happens!
In this case, please let us know as soon as possible, and we will try to find a mutually agreeable substitute course.
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Learn core skills that will significantly improve your confidence and safety outdoors. Whether you are a dog walker, day hiker, overnight backpacker, mountain biker or just interested in learning something new, the fact that you're still reading means Outdoor Essentials is for you!
You will learn:
- Trip planning
- Hazard assessment
- Survival priorities
- Essential equipment
- Safe, efficient knife, axe and saw use
- Essential knots
- Wildlife awareness
- Basic shelter construction
- Fire lighting techniques
- Staying on track and getting unlost
- Signalling for rescue
- Map and compass navigation
This checklist will ensure that you arrive with clothing and equipment suitable for the course environment and activities. If you have a knife, survival kit, GPS, compass, or any other piece of equipment that you like to use or wish to try out, bring it along!
Please contact us if you have any questions or issues with the list. We do have some equipment available for student use upon request.
Outdoor clothing, suitable for a typical day-hike.
Rain wear/waterproof clothing.
Hiking boots or solid runners.
Notebook with pencils.
We teach Outdoor Essentials in and around Capilano University in North Vancouver. Specific location details will be sent by email prior to course start.