Summer Activities

Learn the skills to create your own summer adventure. Choose from our many outdoor lessons, programs, trips and courses that range from beginner to advanced skill levels.

Try paddling, climbing, hiking and more

Our programs and trips are taught and led by experienced and certified instructors and guides. Choose from the programs below to learn more. 


Backcountry Cooking

Learn backcountry cooking skills that can be used in either backpacking or paddling to remote locations.

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Biking

Group mountain biking lessons on Calgary's best trails give you the skills to ride rocks, roots & singletrack. Hit the trail with skill and confidence.

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Canoeing

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 2020 EXTENDED CANOE TRIPS STARTS OCTOBER 1, 2019. Take our progressive canoeing lessons, then join our experienced guides on extended wilderness canoe trips to beautiful Canadian destinations.

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Caving

Register for a truly unique adventure. Learn skills and explore Rat's Nest Cave with experienced guides on a caving tour that's just one hour from Calgary.

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Climbing / Bouldering

We have climbing and bouldering courses for all skill levels and ages. Our experienced instructors teach skills programs on our walls year-round.

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Fishing

Learn the art of fly fishing from experienced, backcountry guides. Then come with us to a beautiful Alberta fishing destination to put it all into practice.

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Hang Gliding / Paragliding

Novice lessons taught by experts. We operate in partnership with Muller Windsports.

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Hiking / Backpacking

Our guided hikes are perfect for beginners or those wanting to be introduced to new trails in beautiful destinations. Learn skills and meet other hikers. Then join us on a group backpacking trip. 

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Leadership / Navigation

Tool up with Outdoor Leadership and Navigation skills. Certification is offered through the Outdoor Council of Canada.

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Mountaineering / Glacier Hiking

In these lessons ACMG guides teach essential skills and take you on anything from glacier hikes to epic climbing adventures in Banff park. 

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Rafting / SUP

Join a guided rafting trip and be introduced to new rivers, or take beginner to advanced stand up paddleboarding lessons on flat or moving water. There's lots of white water out there!

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Repair and Tuning

Tune-up every part on your bike, skis or board. Expert mechanics and technicians teach repairs and maintenance in our hands-on, workshop-based courses.

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River and Rec Kayaking

Take our progressive paddling lessons, then practice on some of Western Canada's most beautiful rivers and streams. We offer skill-building pool clinics over the winter to keep you ready to go.

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Sea Kayaking

EARLY REGISTRATION FOR 2020 BROKEN GROUP ISLAND TRIPS STARTS OCTOBER 1, 2019. Paddling on the West Coast is a bucket list item for many. Start with our sea kayaking lessons, then join us for a weeklong paddling tour in the summer.

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Wilderness First Aid / Outdoor Survival

Beginner to advanced outdoor medic and survival courses run in conjunction with Rocky Mountain Adventure Medicine.

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Cross-Country Skiing - OFF-SEASON TRAINING

Spring X Training Camp for cross-country skiers who want structured off-season training.

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Youth

Learn more about our University of Calgary Outdoor Centre winter/spring/summer camps and programs for kids and teens. 

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bike repair service

Bike Repair Services

Bring your bike in to our professional repair shop. We have experienced mechanics and a full range of parts.

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