$ 1,999
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Age 18-25
Duration 7 days
Location Rocky Mountains
Program Options Financial Assistance
Courses / Rocky Mountains 7-day Backpacking

Rocky Mountains 7-day Backpacking

Take a journey through some of the most spectacular terrains the Canadian Rockies has to offer! You will develop your backcountry skills as well as your interpersonal skills as you work with your peers to create a strong and supportive team that is able to meet any challenge along the ‘trail’. This course takes a deep dive into the different levels of leadership that are necessary to thrive both in the wilderness as well as in today’s modern world.

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Outward Bound Canada’s Journey courses are designed to help you take charge of your life and realize what you are capable of.  Each experience begins with a physical journey – stepping out of the comforts of day-to-day routines and into an environment that may be very new, adventurous and exciting, but also foreign and uncertain. Facing these changes helps to bring out new perspectives. Using the challenges of the course as a starting-point, our skilled instructors will teach you how to transfer the skills learned on course to your life at home. These important life skills include caring for yourself, taking responsibility for your choices, expressing your needs and opinions with confidence, and working with others in your life at home.


Your journey will take place in the iconic and wild Canadian Rocky Mountains. Each day you will be backpacking to a new camp location, travelling on or off-trail to get the most unique experiences in this vast landscape. Camp craft, Leave No Trace Principals, Leadership Development and Group Dynamis will be some of the topics visited in-depth on this course.

learning outcomes

Our expert instructors will lead participants through novel, real-life experiences that require groups to collaboratively problem-solve through challenges, failure, and success. This course is designed to have a lasting and measurable impact in three key areas:


  1. Improved sense of resiliency
  • OBC is building a generation of physically and mentally healthy citizens
  • Participants choose to improve their physical and mental health
  1. Greater leadership skills and social connectedness
  • OBC is teaching the skills needed to succeed at school, work and in life
  • Participants become more confident, collaborative and respectful team members
  1. Stronger connection with nature
  • OBC is promoting greater levels of environmentalism
  • Participants develop stronger life-long connections to the natural world

There will also be a solo experience during the course that provides participants with the opportunity to reflect on their Outward Bound experience and make decisions about their future. Students are given a secluded spot to reflect alone and are monitored by staff to maintain safety.


Outward Bound Canada is a charitable, educational organization. Our goal is to increase the ability of Canadian residents experiencing socio-economic barriers to access Outward Bound Canada’s impactful programs. In order to support this goal, Outward Bound Canada offers funding designed to assist eligible participants and their families with financial assistance. If you would like to learn more, please visit our Fund Your Adventure page.

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