Family Survival Hike

Highlights

  • Sold by the family/group/cohort, up to 8 people. This is a 3-hour long family survival skills session in a beautiful outdoor 'classroom' in the Canadian Rockies. You will join your guide on a leisurely 5km hike or snowshoe through a beautiful forest. Along the way, learn about the wildlife that calls Kananaskis home. Learn to follow and analyze animal tracks and signs along the trail. Your guide will show you a wide variety of wild edibles along the trail and teach you what to do should you encounter a bear. Learn to start a fire without a lighter, using materials collected on the hike. Feel like one of the original explorers of the wild west as you sip a tea made from local plants and enjoy the views. Each family/cohort will be challenged to build a shelter using basic emergency supplies. Your guide will offer feedback and as a group, you will discuss the best place to build a shelter and what you would look for should you ever need to survive in the backcountry. Great for kids aged 5 and up! Please note the use of snowshoes depends on snow depth. You may be required to drive a short five minutes to an alternate trailhead.

Summary

Sold by the family/group/cohort, up to 8 people. This is a 3-hour long family survival skills session in a beautiful outdoor 'classroom' in the Canadian Rockies. You will join your guide on a leisurely 5km hike or snowshoe through a beautiful forest. Along the way, learn about the wildlife that calls Kananaskis home. Learn to follow and analyze animal tracks and signs along the trail. Your guide will show you a wide variety of wild edibles along the trail and teach you what to do should you encounter a bear. Learn to start a fire without a lighter, using materials collected on the hike. Feel like one of the original explorers of the wild west as you sip a tea made from local plants and enjoy the views. Each family/cohort will be challenged to build a shelter using basic emergency supplies. Your guide will offer feedback and as a group, you will discuss the best place to build a shelter and what you would look for should you ever need to survive in the backcountry. Great for kids aged 5 and up! Please note the use of snowshoes depends on snow depth. You may be required to drive a short five minutes to an alternate trailhead.

Tour info

Duration
3 hours
Group Size
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Meeting Point
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Why take this tour?

This is a 3-hour long family survival skills session in a beautiful outdoor 'classroom' in the Canadian Rockies. You will join your guide on a leisurely 5km hike or snowshoe through a beautiful forest. Along the way, learn about the wildlife that calls Kananaskis home. Learn to follow and analyze animal tracks and signs along the trail. Your guide will show you a wide variety of wild edibles along the trail and teach you what to do should you encounter a bear. Learn to start a fire without a lighter, using materials collected on the hike. Feel like one of the original explorers of the wild west as you sip a tea made from local plants and enjoy the views. Each family/cohort will be challenged to build a shelter using basic emergency supplies. Your guide will offer feedback and as a group, you will discuss the best place to build a shelter and what you would look for should you ever need to survive in the backcountry.

What’s included?

  • Coffee and/or Tea

  • Snacks

  • Certified Guide

  • Private transportation

Frequently asked questions

Things to know

Before you book

  • Duration: 3h

  • Mobile tickets accepted

  • Instant confirmation

Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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About operator:

Kananaskis Outfitters is the leading tour operator and sports equipment rental facility in beautiful Kananaskis. We offer a wide variety of guided tours for individuals, families, and groups; including big canoe tours, beginner-friendly hiking tours, SUP lessons, stargazing and snowshoeing tours, fat biking tours, nordic ski lessons, and so much more. We also operate a year round rental shop. Rental items include: mountain bikes, electric bikes, canoes, kayaks, stand up paddleboards, fat bikes, snowshoes, cross country skis and ice skates.

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