Outdoor Education and Adventure

2016 Spring Outdoor Group hike

 Vancouver Island Mountain Centre has been offering outstanding Outdoor adventure programs since 2011. Our Outdoor Adventure Programs consist of a series of focus areas where groups can choose based on their educational and developmental goals. All of the focus areas revolve around fitness for life principles, personal empowerment through skill development and knowledge acquisition plus an understanding, appreciation and respect for our fragile environment.  All program rates are subject to GST.

GPS AdventureGPS Outdoor Group program

This exciting 3 hour program combines an intro to GPS lesson with a combination of activity stations that focus on mental and/or physical group challenges.  Teams will use the GPS unit to navigate from challenge stations to hidden orienteering flags.

In the winter months this is done on snowshoes.

Duration: Half Day (3 hours) $19.50/person



Discover Biathlon (12 yrs +) 

Have you ever wanted to try biathlon but have been intimidated by that pesky skiing part? If your answer is yes or you just want to try something different this program is for you. This focus combines the exhilaration of learning to fire a rifle, in a controlled and supervised setting, with exploring our breathtaking sub-alpine on snowshoes. Our certified instructors will make sure your group has an experience you will never forget. The program price includes snowshoes, trail passes, ammunition, day insurance as well as certified rifle instruction.

Duration: Half Day (2 1/2 hours)  $35/person   (*Note reduced rates available for Scouts Canada members. Contact us for details)

Biathlon Group with Cross Country skiing





Winter Skiils Outdoor programIntroduction to Winter Skills

This focus area is designed to give participants the basic winter skills to make good decisions and take care of themselves and others while recreating in the back country.  The group will travel by snowshoe on and off trail, route find, learn about winter specific hazards, weather considerations and discuss snowpack/safety.

Duration: Half Day (3 hours)  $19.50/person


Snow Cave Building Winter ProgramSnow Cave Building

Snowshoe to a select location in a safe surrounding and learn different digging techniques as well as how to assess snow depth and quality.  Learn to build a quinzee, cave and stay warm in the wilderness.

Duration:  Half Day (3 hours)  $19.50/person




Evening SnowshoeWinter Snowshoe adventure

Join our experienced guides for a cool and crisp evening snowshoe, enjoy the stars, the moon and the peacefulness of winter at night.  This experience can be tailored to all fitness levels and ability.  A fantastic affordable experience for all ages.

Duration: 2 hours  $15/person Including snowshoe rental, trail pass, head lamp and experienced guide.

Scavenger Hunt

Duration: 1.5 hours  $12/person

Wilderness Hike

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Looking for other activities on Mount Washington?  How about a Massage?  Or check out all of the programs offered at Mount Washington Alpine Resort.

Massage Therapies
Mount Washington Alpine Resort Programs

All program rates are subject to GST.