Outdoor Adventure

Welcome to one of the most exhilarating college programs on earth – Outdoor Adventure! Algonquin College in the Ottawa Valley is the leader in outdoor training in Eastern Canada. Our graduates have a career where they truly love what they do and work wherever in the world they want to!

For Fall 2014: Bring Your Own Device (BYOD):  As a student in this BYOD on-campus program, use this BYOD Checklist for step-by-step instructions to access program device requirements, downloading software, logging on to your email and Blackboard account, and more.

Ontario College Diploma
2 Years

Program Code: 6780X01FPM
Academic Year: 2014/2015

Our Program

This two-year Ontario College Diploma program provides professional guide training with the theoretical and practical skills required to work in the global outdoor adventure industry. Partnered with Wilderness Tour (Canada's largest outdoor adventure company) students can acquire national certification in a selection of disciplines. Emphasis is placed on providing students with a well-grounded background in three main principles: safety of self and others, respect for self and others and respect for natural and cultural environments.

Students gain theoretical knowledge in the business side of the industry through courses, such as: computer applications, accounting, risk management, industry analysis, leadership and ethics, marketing and customer service, and communications. Half of the course hours focus on outdoor practical training. Students learn a wide variety of adventure activities including whitewater kayaking, rock climbing, winter survival camping, alpine skiing, and mountain biking. In addition, students take part in several multi-day expeditions.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD): Students are expected to have and use a laptop or mobile computing device when registered in this on-campus program. Hardware and software specifications required by your program are outlined at www.algonquincollege.com/byod. Mobile devices/laptops and supplies can be purchased directly from Algonquin's New Technology Store at educational rates.


This program is well-suited for students who: