School & Youth Group Programs

About our Outdoor Education Programs

Outdoor Education is a vital part of a balanced curriculum. It allows youth to connect with their classmates and peers in a new environment, where they must work as a team to overcome new challenges break out of their comfort zone. British Columbia is the perfect location to offer an exciting and educational outdoor program, where youth can learn important life skills and be well prepared for future adventures.

Over the past few years, Outdoor Explore have been developing relationships with a number of schools and perfecting a backcountry program that teaches youth valuable wilderness skills, as well as leadership and team building. We are proud to offer outdoor education programs for your school or youth group in the beautiful British Columbia mountains.

Programs include trekking, canoeing, rock climbing, camping, snowshoeing and more! Our past trips have involved trekking and camping in Manning Park, canoeing across Lillooet Lake, snowshoeing across Garibaldi Lake and sleeping in snow caves, and rock climbing on Squamish’s world-famous granite.

Outdoor Explore guides are highly trained and have a wealth of experience working with youth and facilitating outdoor education programs. We require our wilderness guides to have a high level of wilderness first aid, as well as a recent police check including vulnerable sector check.

Outdoor Education programs for schools in the beautiful British Columbia wilderness
Youth Group programs in the beautiful British Columbia wilderness
School and youth group educational programs in the B.C. mountains

What can Outdoor Explore do for you?

We provide the following services to ensure a safe, educational and enjoyable outdoor program:

  • Custom program and route planning for your school/youth group
  • Transport planning and booking
  • Risk management, safety protocols and evacuation procedures
  • Hiring of qualified and experienced guides
  • Booking camping and acquiring permits
  • Providing all safety equipment including satellite communication
  • Team building and leadership fundamentals
  • An unforgettable and enjoyable experience for all youth

Ready to discuss what Outdoor Explore can do for your school or youth group?

Get in touch today!

Current and Past partners

Vancouver Waldorf School
Whistler Waldorf School
School District 48 Sea to Sky international education
Camp Summit Squamish

What you say about us

What our customers say about Outdoor Explore guided adventures
My husband and I joined this tour without knowing what to expect. It was our first ever guided mountain hiking tour. We decided on a half day hike and met John at the pickup location. We hiked up Mt. Seymour and ended on top of Dog Mountain. We were pleasantly surprised that there was still quite a lot of snow up in the mountain, even in early June! The scenery was quite nice but hiking was slightly difficult for me (The guys seemed to be hiking with ease). The mountains were quite steep, the snows were melting and it rained earlier that day, so the ground was slippery and muddy along the trail. John tried his best to lead us on a safe path but I still managed to have one of my hiking boots stuck in the mud and my other foot was sinking in, hahaha... but eventually I made it to the top and the experience was worth every bit of my efforts. It's an experience that I would probably never forget! The view on the top of the mountains was great, just a bit too cloudy. I would give it a 5 star rating if it was not for the rainy weather....
Quinny C - Canada

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Intro to Rock Climbing

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From $1350.00
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