Go Wild!

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel Go Wild! for 2021. Despite the positive news announced recently around the lifting of some COVID restrictions and the expected roll-out of more, overnight camping and group transportation are expected to remain restricted until after the summer.

But we will be back! We look forward to delivering Go Wild! in 2022. Stay safe and stay tuned. We invite you to stay informed on program updates by signing up for our email newsletter, or checking back on this page for further updates. 

About Go Wild!

In the Kootenays, we live in an endless playground surrounded by mountains, rivers, lakes and trees.

Go Wild! challenges youth 14-18 on a six-day wilderness backpacking trips into the spectacular Kootenay backcountry. These trips develop leadership skills, connect participants to our landscape and inspires a love of the mountains to last a lifetime.

Go Wild! isn’t just a backpacking trip: it’s an education in backcountry camping and hiking that teaches the wilderness skills needed to safely plan and enjoy trips in our mountains. Starting a fire, reading a topographic map, planning a route without relying on trails, setting up camp, managing a heavy pack, cooking on a camp stove, planning and packing backcountry meals, staying safe around wildlife and more will be covered. We also teach mountain ecology, history, conservation and backcountry ethics. Go Wild! opens the door to a lifetime of wilderness adventure.

Read all about 2019’s Go Wild! summer trip.

We would like to thank the Province of BC for their generous funding of Go Wild!


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