Frequently Asked Questions

I'm visiting Ottawa right now. How quickly can you arrange a custom trip?

Within twenty-four hours. Most equipment can be rented and anything extra can be purchased locally. Whether it's a one-day bike excursion or an immediate departure for a 14 day bike/canoe wilderness experience, we'll make it happen. Please contact us.

What are the dangers?

There could be danger from wildlife, water, plants, insects, falling, collisions, and other factors. We offer wilderness adventures and people who live in cities will find the experience very different. If you have never been in the wilderness, there is the possibility that you could suffer psychologically from the isolation, silence, open spaces, weather, or bugs. In reality, the trips are not very dangerous. We go to great lengths to mitigate the risks by insisting on proper training, equipment, and preparation.

How hard is it really?

Any reasonably fit person could complete a trip. That said, the stronger you are, the more you will get out of the experience so it pays to do some training. Please read the page What does "strong" mean? and pick the appropriate trip for your fitness, skills, and comfort level. Also, be sure to read the page Important Information for All Trips for the details.

What equipment do I need?

It depends on the trip. There is a basic equipment list for all trips and then some specialty items for either mountain biking or canoeing, or both. Please see our Equipment Checklist.

Do you offer a family rate?

We will offer 50% off for guests 12 and under and 25% off for those 13 to 17 or over 64. Contact us to design a custom trip for you.

Do I need a visa to visit Canada?

Consult the  Citizenship and Immigration Canada  website for a list of countries whose citizens need a visa.

Here are some examples.

No visa required:

  • USA
  • UK
  • Germany

Visa required:

  • China
  • India
  • Mexico