Come meet our staff, see our facility and have fun doing outdoor activities as a family!
Family Program Description
Join us on some fun, active, educational and exciting family programs! Western Educational Adventures Inc. offers a range of outdoor programs tailored specifically for families in and around Greater Victoria, B.C. These family outdoor programs include a family outdoor meetup group, family backcountry camping skills program, a family canoe expedition program and custom family adventures. Some of the activities include: bouldering, hiking, canoeing, geocaching, navigation, orienteering, archery, bouldering, camping, knot-tying, fire building, forest running games and survival skills. We are very excited about our family meetup group as it is always an excellent value (sometimes even free) and a great way for families to get outside, get active, meet other families and gain confidence in the outdoors. These meetups are offered year-round!
Description: WEA's 4 day family overnight camp runs Friday evening to Monday afternoon over the August long weekend. Do fun activities as a family like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, geocaching, fire-building, shelter-building, camp cooking, campfires, forest running games, swimming and more. For a finale on the last night, families participate in a wilderness camp-out. All of our programs are experiential and educationally focused on teaching outdoor and life skills. Learn more about the WEA Advantage-Click here
Description: Get outside, get active, meet new families and have a blast together! This meetup group is designed to offer all the above as well as educate families about the outdoors and what to look for in outdoor programs. Meetups can happen on evenings, weekends and holidays and include activities like: Archey, boldering (indoor climbing), orienteering, geocaching, hiking watersports and more! These meetups focus on accessibility and participation, therefore some programs are free while others carry a small fee to ensure attendance, cover program supplies and/or to access third-party venues such as climbing gyms.
Description: Do something fun, educational and outside with your family this spring! Learn the basic skills necessary to explore the wilderness as a family. You and your family will learn skills like camp site selection, hiking safety, tent set-up, tarp set-up, knot tying, meal planning, how to light a stove, proper equipment choices, etc. You will also learn about other courses and certifications that are available such wilderness first aid and paddling skills courses. The course is taught by instructors/guides that have significant experience with adults, children and families. Food and most equipment is included.
Description: Canoe the Sayward Forest Canoe Circuit as a family, one of Vancouver Islands best kept secrets! This program is designed to give you and your family the skills necessary to go on backcountry canoe and camping trips of your own-not to mention the amazing warm lakes for swimming! During this 7 day program, families learn everything there is to know about a canoe trip including portaging, paddle storkes, camp cooking, camp set-up & much more! This is a once in a lifetime experience your kids will remember for ever!
$35 + GST & Up **Based on a minimum of 10 children**
Description: Is your child's birthday coming up? Are you looking for something fun and exciting for your child and their friends to do? Book a birthday party, play date or other custom program with WEAdventures in Victoria BC or anywhere on the South Island! We offer activities like: forest games, fire-building, smores, archery, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming, shelter-building, hiking, nature exploration, geocaching, orienteering and more. Choose between our base program which inlcudes a fully staffed, 2-hour program or add-on things like cakes, meals, overnights, day hikes and more.
Description: Western Educational Adventures can design and run almost any custom outdoor program you can imagine in various locations across British Columbia and Alberta. While we focus on running sea kayaking, canoeing and hiking programs we also often run many other activities such as downhill skiing, climbing, navigation training, orienteering, lifesaving courses and more!
Description: Greater Victoria BC families; Come join us for a FREE, fun-filled day of outdoor activities at Camp Barnard with Western Educational Adventures! You will get the chance to try various outdoor activities with your family, meet our staff and learn about our programs. Activities may include: forest games, fire-building, smores, archery, canoeing, swimming, shelter-building, self-guided hiking, nature exploration, family orienteering course and more!