Ontario - Adventurous Journeys - Outward Bound



Get out. Look in. Established in 1969, Outward Bound Canada cultivates resilience, leadership, connections and compassion, though inspiring and challenging journeys of self-discovery in the natural world. By joining one of our authentic, transformational outdoor adventures, you’ll explore Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential. Many of our courses in Ontario allow you to complete your Bronze or Silver Adventurous Journey, or to work towards parts of your Gold.

Discover the beauty in your own backyard on our Toronto and Hamilton Urban Expeditions. Camp, climb, hike and paddle through the cities’ ravine and park systems, watersheds, rivers, lakes and valleys, exploring all that they have to offer!

Toronto Urban Expedition 
Explore the wilderness landscapes in your own backyard on an inspiring through some of Toronto’s most beautiful green spaces. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself a stone’s throw away from home.

Hamilton Urban Expedition 
This five-day course will introduce you to new adventures in the outdoors and start you on an inspiring journey to help you to realize all that you are capable of. Climb, canoe, camp, explore who you are and challenge yourself all within the Hamilton area.

Embrace the remote and rugged beauty of Northern Ontario. Let the sound of the loon cries lull you to sleep after long days of paddling across pristine lakes and classic Canadian landscapes.

Northern Ontario Dog Sledding Journey 
Make the most of the snowy season with a seven-day adventure, snowshoeing, dogsledding and winter camping through Algonquin Park’s winter wonderland!

Northern Ontario Leadership
On this 32-day adventure up the majestic Missinaibi River, you will learn how to paddle through whitewater, navigate rivers, and develop your potential as a leader, preparing you to return home ready to take up leadership roles in your community. 

Northern Ontario Discovery
Paddle and portage your way around and through rapid after rapid in the historic James Bay region, while developing the leadership skills and confidence to achieve more than ever when you return home. 

Northern Ontario Adventure – Flatwater  
Develop the classically Canadian craft of flatwater paddling on this 21-day adventure in the jaw-dropping Temagami region. Discover how to make powerful choices that lead to success, how to overcome challenges, and how there’s more in you than you know.

Northern Ontario Journey – Flatwater
Paddle your way around a stunning slice of the landmark Algonquin Park. Work with your group to take responsibility for actions and choices, and face challenges that will allow you to return home ready to take on anything. 

Northern Ontario Journey – Whitewater 
Pushing yourself to take on a whitewater paddling expedition will teach you more than you know. By challenging yourself you will be able to return home seeing all that you are capable of and feeling empowered to make responsible decisions. 

Northern Ontario Passages for Boys 
Boys today often do not experience a clear rite of passage. This course is designed to help boys decide what kind of men they want to become and teach them how to take charge of their lives and realize all they are capable of. 

Are you a community group, youth group, school, or organization looking to organize a Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Adventurous Journey expedition? Outward Bound Canada offers both urban and wilderness expeditions that meet the Adventurous Journey requirements, with groups ranging in size from 8–24 participants. For more information on our group programs please visit our website.

Looking for a different adventure? We also run hiking and sea kayaking courses on the East Coast, backpacking trips in the Rocky Mountains, and hiking, ocean canoeing and sea kayaking trips on the West Coast. Explore with us!