Fin solo canoeing in Johnston Canyon whitewater

Summer Programs

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. 


Take our progressive canoeing lessons, then join our experienced guides on extended wilderness canoe trips to beautiful Canadian destinations.


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.


Hang Gliding / Paragliding

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


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. 


Leadership / Navigation

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


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. 


Stand-up Paddleboarding

Take beginner to advanced stand-up paddleboarding lessons on flat or moving water. There's lots of white water out there!


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.


Whitewater 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.


Wilderness First Aid / Swiftwater Rescue

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



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