Trained Activity Providers (TAPs)

We are excited to announce the launch of a national network of Trained Activity Providers (TAPs) who are specifically trained to deliver Adventurous Journeys at each level of the Award. 


This Directory is a guide for Award Leaders, participants and parents/guardians to use when considering options for completing the Adventurous Journey section. Any decision to use a TAP must be based on one’s own research to determine the suitability of an activity for the participant. The Award does not endorse one TAP over another but is providing this list as possible options for Award Centres and participants to consider. 


What is a Trained Activity Provider (TAP)? 


Trained Activity Providers (TAPs) are organizations or groups that deliver activities or services suitable to satisfy Award requirements. 


Why are we developing a network of TAPs? 


We recognize that for many young people, completing the Adventurous Journey can be a barrier of completion. Our aim by creating a national network of TAPs is to support Award Centres, Award Leaders and participants so that more young people can complete their Award. This Directory denotes that the organizations have undergone specific Award training, undergo regular quality assurance by the Award and understand the requirements for the Adventurous Journey. 

Trained Activity Provider Directory

Ridge Wilderness Adventures offers a variety of canoebased adventures and lessons both nationally and internationally. All of our programs are designed to build independence and confidence in the wilderness and on the water! We also specialize in providing Remote and Wilderness First Aid courses so you can be sure that our guides are providing a safe and exciting experience. 

Fireside Adventures is an outdoor leadership, climate change education, and adventure company offering life shaping experiences through summer camps, courses, and expedition travel for children, youth, families, and adults in BC, Yukon, Ecuador, and Italy. Our youth experiences range from day to multi day overnight supporting Duke of Edinburgh Award participants, school groups, and youth coming from across Canada and the world. 

Camp Cadicasu is an outdoor education centre located in Kananaskis, Alberta in between Calgary and Banff. We offer programs for participants to complete all levels of the Adventurous Journeys with us during the summer and are also available for private groups throughout the year.

MHO Adventures has been guiding whitewater canoe expeditions for over 30 years, taking participants paddling all over Ontario, Quebec, and even the Arctic. We offer a wide variety of canoe expeditions, from short family trips to longer paddling expeditions. We are proud to partner with the Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award to help make completing your Adventurous Journey a fun and meaningful experience. Enrol in a scheduled Bronze, Silver or Gold canoe trip, or gather 8 friends who are also completing their Adventurous Journey for a private custom Adventurous Journey.

Voyageur Quest – Explore the wilderness of Algonquin Park’s northwest on a Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Adventurous Journey. Voyageur Quest operates scheduled and private Duke of Edinburgh Qualifying and Practice expeditions in all four seasons. Learn and practice your leadership, problem-solving, and working as a team on a Spring, Summer, and Fall canoe or hiking expedition.  Winter features snowshoe and ski expeditions out of our base at the Algonquin Log Cabin. For more information, please contact us at 416-486-3605 or

Kanata Camps – For more than 40 years, Kanata Camps at Kanata Montessori has been offering day camp programs to our local community. This year we have partnered with The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Canada to offer the Bronze Adventurous Journey and Silver Adventurous Journeys here in Ottawa. If you are looking for an affordable exciting summer adventure all within the boundaries of the National Capital Region, look no further! 

Leaders of the Day is a company that takes Leadership in the wilderness to the next level.  Our Adventurous Journeys by canoe help young people to acquire essential skills that will be assets for them both on their expedition and beyond!  Our Faculty of expert Instructors have deep log books, are patient Educators and certified Specialists.  We put Leadership at the heart of these experiences because on our Adventures, youth are not just passive passengers, they eventually become the Crew!

Brigs Youth Sail Training has been delivering adventure based programming onboard our two tall ships, TS Playfair and STV Pathfinder for over 60 years. Step onboard and become an active member of crew while completing your Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze, Silver or Gold Adventurous Journey or even Gold Project. We offer challenging and rewarding voyages across the Great Lakes throughout the summer! Are you up for the challenge? Find our voyages at

Tall Ship Expeditions Canada – The Tall Ship St. Lawrence II will be sailing throughout Maritime Quebec this summer on an exciting voyage that combines outdoor adventure and personal development programming with an immersive cultural, language, heritage, community, and environmental focused sail training project visiting ports throughout Maritime Québec. Sail these picturesque waters accompanied by whales, seals, purposes and seabirds! Bronze, Silver, Gold Adventurous Journey, and Gold Projects available! Check out our summer 2023 programs here: 

Disclaimer: All Trained Activity Providers are required to have child protection and safety management procedures in place. Organizations who are not licensed as a TAP may not use the Award logo or endorse their trips as meeting Award requirements. 

If you are interested in learning more about the process of becoming a nationally registered TAP or have suggestions for additions to this directory, please send an email to: