Field Course Canada: Extreme Bushcraft and Survival
If you’re looking for the ultimate challenge, we also offer the survival course in an extreme version. Acquiring new skills is not the main goal of this course. Your knowledge so far will rather be tested in real extreme situations. Not only does this course test every aspect of your survival skills, but it also brings you to your limits and shows you who you really are.
- Take part in a fascinating survival training course in Canada
- Broaden your survival skills, instructed by an experienced course leader
- Go back to the roots and live in the rhythm of nature
- Spend the nights in self-built wilderness shelters
- Experience British Columbia’s incomparable nature from up close
Survival training "extreme" in Canada
As a participant in this course you merge with Canada’s wild nature and sharpen your outdoor skills to be able to live and survive in the wilderness.
Arrival and orientation in British Columbia
After your arrival at Vancouver International Airport you spend the following night in a local accommodation. The next morning you get to your base station via an Express Shuttle that you take from the airport. Your base station is a Western ranch a few hours north of Vancouver. After your arrival you receive lunch and get an introduction to the upcoming course programme.
Topics of the bushcraft and survival “extreme” course
The focus of this course is on intensifying the survival skills you acquired so far. Surrounded by Canada’s wild backcountry you dedicate yourself to extreme survival training – always accompanied and instructed by an experienced nature guide. You get the possibility to discover your strengths and weaknesses in a demanding but safe environment, which is priceless for all your future adventure trips.
For five to ten days, your day consists of rough mountain weather, steep and rugged terrain, wild animal encounters, as well as the necessity to adapt to the given circumstances, to think outside the box, and to develop own approaches and solutions.
Accommodation during the survival training in Canada
You and your team head to British Columbia’s backcountry shortly after your arrival on the ranch. Your instructor will teach you how to build shelters for staying in the wilderness in which you and your fellow participants will sleep the following nights. Three meals per day are prepared together by your group and will be enjoyed either in the shelter camp or while being on a day trip.
Leisure time during your outdoor adventure
For most of the day you and your group are busy acquiring new knowledge and essential outdoor skills – this is why free time is quite limited in this course.
Arrival in British Columbia and first day in the course
Your stay in the survival course „extreme“: Day 2 and 4
Last day in the survival course and departure
FAQ – Learn more about this trip
“My expectations have definitely been exceeded. I will never forget my time on North Island.”
Fabian used his sabbatical to complete our 55-days FGASA Field Guide Course in South Africa. Untouched nature, wild animals and an endless vastness – find some of his impressions here:
“Sometimes in our modern technology streaked life, we forget how to live without all those fancy amenities and every once in a while it is soul and life cleansing to go out there, help others and be remembered of those things.”
“Die Reise zählt für mich zu einer der besten Erfahrungen meines Lebens. Wer die Möglichkeit hat, sollte an dem Projekt teilnehmen.”
1. British Columbia
British Columbia is a Canadian province located on the Pacific coast between Canada's provinces of Yukon and Alberta and the United States. Vancouver is the largest city and at the same time the largest economic centre.
First and foremost, forests dominate the 944,735 km² of British Columbia. The abundance of species that can be found here attracts countless travellers every year. Bears, elks, bobcats, wolves, pumas and lots of other wildlife can be seen with a bit of luck in the midst of the breathtaking wilderness – the perfect destination for every nature and outdoor enthusiast.
British Columbia's pristine natural landscapes will be your home during your educational adventure in Canada.
Background of the survival training “extreme”
Due to its forests, fjords, lakes, coasts, glaciers, and numerous wild animals Canada is the perfect setting for many impressive nature experiences. In this course you go back to the roots and get especially close to the country's wild nature while sharpening your bushcraft and survival skills as a student in this challenging training adventure. The breathtaking flora and fauna provides optimal conditions for an unforgettable Wilderness Experience in the North American backcountry!
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