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Family Survival Hike, Kananaskis

Experience a private 3-hour survival skills session in a beautiful outdoor Kananaskis ‘classroom' in the Canadian Rockies tailored for families. Learn to how to follow animal tracks, what is edible along the track, what to do if you encounter a bear, how to start a fire without a lighter, and much more!
Where:Kananaskis, Alberta
Age restriction:Minimum age for participation - 5 years
Price for:Up to 8 Participants
 A great outdoor adventure for families with kids 5 and up!

This Survival Hike in Kananaskis Country is a great way for families to get out into nature and learn some of the basic skills to surviving in the wilderness.Your experienced guided will share a wealth of knowledge and teach you the basic so you'll be able to survive almost anywhere.

Beginning at 9:30 am, you will join your guide on a leisurely 5km hike or snowshoe through a beautiful forest. Along the way, you’ll learn about the wildlife that call Kananaskis their home and how to follow and analyze animal signs and tracks. Your guide will show you a variety of wild edibles and teach you what to do should you encounter a bear.

Once you reach the waterfall, you’ll learn how to start a fire without a lighter, using materials you collected on the hike. With the fire you started, you will feel like one of the original explorers of the wild west as you sip a tea made from local plants.

On the way back, your family/group will be challenged to build a shelter using basic emergency supplies. As a group, you will discuss the best place to build a shelter and what to look for should you ever need to survive in the backcountry. Your guide will offer you feedback as you, together, build the shelter.

Tour highlights:

  • Take part in a nature hike and survival class suitable for the whole family.
  • Learn to build a fire, build a shelter, and track wildlife. 

What's included: 

  • Experience wilderness guide.
  • A 3-hour hike with tips on surviving in the wilderness.
  • Bottled water, tea, and cookies.

Duration: 3-hours

When: Available year-round Daily.  Weather dependant.

Need to know:

  • Maximum number of participants per tour is 8 people.
  • The tour is a private tour exclusive to your group.
  • The tour is suitable for children 5 years and older.
  • The tour runs rain or shine unless the guide deems the conditions unsafe for hiking.
  • Please dress appropriately for the weather.

If you are looking for fun things to do outdoors as a family or for a unique experience gift, this Kananaskis Family Survival Hike is the way to go!

This family fun experience takes place at Kananaskis, Alberta.  VIEW MAP

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