Backcountry Experience Belmont School

Backcountry Experience

(Grades 6-12. Two nights.) Experience a variety of Galiano ecosystems through challenging hikes, natural history activities, and explorations of forest, freshwater and marine ecosystems. Our skilled staff will guide you through interactive lessons on orienteering, food caching, wilderness safety, shelter building, knot tying and more!

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Galiano Eco-Survivor

(Grades 3-8) Prepare yourself for wilderness survival on Galiano Island! Orienteering, shelter building, wilderness first aid, and key plant identifications are major parts of the day. After this full day program students will be prepared to be in the outdoors with confidence and adventurism!

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River’s Edge Guides and Eco-Survivor

On a beautiful sunny Saturday, the River’s Edge Guides hopped on a ferry and visited us here on beautiful Galiano Island for the Galiano Eco-Survivor adventure.  The girls started the morning out learning how to use compasses and completing orienteering courses. At the beautiful Millard Learning Centre, there’s plenty of room to roam and practice […]

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Belmont Secondary’s Backcountry Experience

On May 22nd, 2019, educators Emily, Ria and Syd greeted 16 students from Belmont Secondary at the Millard Learning Centre. Throughout the following three days, they participated in the Galiano Conservancy Association’s Backcountry Experience program which aims to teach students about “leave no trace” camping and wilderness safety.  On Day one, students are taught how […]

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Cambie Secondary’s Backcountry Experience

Students from Cambie Secondary School in Richmond arrived at the Millard Learning Centre on May 29th, 2019 for the Backcountry Experience program with the Galiano Conservancy. During this program, students at any experience level gain essential skills for backcountry camping in BC’s wilderness. The program starts by teaching students how to pack their backpacks for […]

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Off the Beaten Path – Cambie Secondary Treks Galiano’s Wilderness

Cambie Secondary School students ventured boldly forward into the lush Galiano wilderness for a 3 day and 2 night Backcountry Experience. These keen explorers—the majority of whom were completely new to backpacking—were introduced to the basics of navigation, bush-camp life & wilderness safety. Day 1 – The Hike Upon their arrival from Richmond, BC the students […]

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