Winter Travel Adventures
Canadian winters can be long. Really long. Especially when it’s spent in your home, at work, and in your car. Don’t be shy. Embrace our wonderful Canadian climate. Much of the world can only dream about playing in snow, even once in their lives and we have it in abundance! So get outside this winter, find an activity you enjoy, and be active all year round.
Its 3pm on an easy snowshoe hike with a friend in the bush near your cottage. Some weather is coming in so you decide to hightail it back to the car. In your haste your friend twists his ankle and cannot bear weight. What do you do? Cell phones don’t work out here and the sun is going down. Is fire most important? Shelter? What about food? Or water? Nobody else knows you came out here this weekend. Do you leave him and go for help? Or maybe help him hobble out? When will this snow end up covering our tracks? Oh man! What do we do?!
This isn’t meant to be a scare tactic but rather bring to light that this could very easily happen to any one of us. There is a big difference between not knowing what to do and completely disregarding the possibility that this type of scenario could ever happen. In our line of work we have a saying: “solve the problem before it happens”. Of course we can’t account for every potential incident but winter in Canada isn’t a time to be crossing your fingers.
This is a super fun course designed to give you more confidence to adventure outdoors in winter.
Those who didn’t make it: ½ price
Signal us while you still have the energy……
Straight up, you’re probably going to be cold at some point during the night. What do you expect? It’s 20 below! But rest assured that you’re not the first person to ever sleep outside in winter. In fact, some people spend weeks sleeping out in the cold – our guides, men who forget Birthdays.
Winter camping really is fun. It’s all about systems and what is personal to you. Do you sweat a lot? Do you get hungry at night? Sleep with pants on or go commando?
You can probably figure that there is quite a difference between summer camping and winter camping. Winter Camping is a big commitment. It’s not the “L bomb” but it’s still pretty important. There’s also a great source of pride and accomplishment that comes along with having braved the Canadian winter and not become a popsicle. Plus, when you tell the story to your friends you can act all nonchalant: “So what’d you do this weekend?...oh yah?...Me? oh you know just slept outside, with the wolves, Minus 20, not too bad. It’s no biggie really. It’s kinda what I do now”
There’s no charge to take this course but its $143 to keep you alive.
Bring some extra friends, we tend to be missing a few at the end of these weekends