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5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Set out on into the wild on an unforgettable adventure in beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park. British Columbia's oldest provincial park encompasses 544,000 acres of spectacular landscape in the center of Vancouver Island, ranging from mountain peaks to lakes, rivers and alpine meadows. Observe wildlife, paddle a canoe and venture to remote and pristine waterfalls as you learn survival techniques, layered clothing systems, orienteering skills and wilderness etiquette. Enjoy natural history discussions with experts, discover local flora and fauna on walks and canoe trips, and explore the Elk River Delta by boat, observing a host of wild species in this diverse ecosystem and enjoying a traditional salmon barbecue on the banks of the river.


Set out on into the wild on an unforgettable adventure in beautiful Strathcona Provincial Park, British Columbia’s oldest provincial park encompassing 544,000 acres of spectacular landscape in the center of Vancouver Island. Enjoy natural history discussions with experts, walks, canoe trips, a traditional salmon barbecue and more.

• Paddle a canoe to remote and pristine waterfalls.
• Learn survival techniques and wilderness etiquette.
• Explore the Elk River Delta by boat to observe a host of wild species.

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