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Duration: 1 day (09:30-17:00)

Discount codes: Only one discount code may be applied to each booking. Discount code affects pricing for all participants.


Min age: 12 (participants under age 19 must have a guardian)

Cancellation policy

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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Course Overview

Learn core skills to significantly improve your confidence and safety outdoors. Whether you are a dog walker, day hiker, overnight backpacker or mountain biker, 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

Equipment Checklist

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.


Packed lunch.
Water bottle.
Notebook with pencils.


Insect repellant.


We teach Outdoor Essentials in and around Capilano University in North Vancouver. Specific location details will be sent by email prior to course start.


Please contact us if you have any questions