Get out. Look in. Established in 1969, Outward Bound Canada cultivates leadership and resilience through inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. By joining our authentic, transformational outdoor adventures, you’ll explore Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.
A not-for-profit, educational organization, we've helped over 150,000 Canadians to step out of their comfort zone and discover "there's more in you than you know." Whether it's exploring Canada's iconic East or West Coasts, the beauty of the Rocky Mountains or Northern Ontario, or hidden gems in Toronto or Hamilton, the journey of a lifetime is ready... are you?
The Our Kids review of Outward Bound Canada
Outward Bound was an early adopter/promoter of some of the things that are very much in the air today, namely providing young people with an opportunity to grow leadership skills, resilience, and grit. Getting people out of their comfort zones has been the operating principle since it was founded in 1969, though the basis in the values of ecological stewardship has also been a key component. The programs offered, included these summer sessions for young people, are well within the category of lifetime experiences: each is unforgettable, both for the sense that participants gain of the geography of Canada, and the sense that they gain of the geography of their skills, abilities, and capabilities. It’s not an understatement to say that these programs can be life changing, as they often are in a whole range of positive ways. For kids bumping up against the boundaries of their school and social environments, and Outward Bound trip can provide a welcome opportunity to spread their wings in significant, meaningful ways, all within a safe and supportive setting, guided by experienced, expert instructors.