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This course is designed to prepare you for spending a night out in the wilderness with minimal resources and will cover the essential survival skills for backcountry users travelling in south west British Columbia. Participants will spend the weekend in the field learning and practicing basic navigation with a map and compass, shelter building, fire starting, basic foraging, and some tracking skills. Your guide will also discuss survival psychology, pre-trip planning, risk management and emergency preparedness. Participants will build shelters to spend the night in. After completion of the course, you will have the confidence to handle many common survival situations.

All Island Alpine Guides courses and trips take place in an outdoor, wilderness environment. This means that as a participant you will be encountering various risks, dangers and hazards, some of which include avalanches, cornices, crevasses, cliffs, trees, creeks, rockfall, difficult travel conditions, weather, illness, equipment failure, wild animals, becoming lost as well as the possibility of mistakes being made by IAG guides and instructors. To participate in these activities you will be required to read and agree to our waiver as part of the registration process. You will also be required to sign the waiver at the start of the course or trip. In doing so you will waive or give up certain legal rights including the right to sue or to claim compensation following an accident.

Included in the price:

  • 2 days with an ACMG guide
  • Group technical gear

Not included in the price:

  • Food
  • Transport to and from meeting point
  • Clothing
  • Personal equipment


  • Backpack rental $20.00

  • Sleeping mat rental $20.00

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$395.00 / person

(at 4:1 ratio)
The survival course exceeded my expectations. Brianna was brilliant as the instructor and trip guide. Learning was well paced throughout the weekend focussing on navigation, shelter building, fire making and survival techniques. Her scenarios and camp and sunday hiking location choices were well executed and thoughtful. I will recommend this course to friends and family. 5 star rating!! Lisa Booth, Esquimalt, BC