Western Educational Adventures Victoria BC Spring Programs
Western Educational Adventures

Private & Custom Outdoor Programs

Victoria & Vancouver Island BC

Programs for All Ages

Name Description
Outdoor Group & Private Swimming Lessons as well as aquatic leadership courses Victoria & Vancouver Island High-end, group & custom private swimming lessons for all ages and abilites in local Victoria BC, Shawnigan Lake BC, Duncan BC, Nanaimo BC, Port Alberni BC, Comox Valley BC and Vancouver Island BC lakes and private pools.
West Coast Wilderness Navigation Course Learn the basics of wilderness navigation as applicable to the Victoria BC or Vancouver Island BC region.
South Vancouver Island Hiking Tours & Courses Experience hidden gems and local secrets around Greater Victoria and Southern Vancouver Island on a Victoria hiking tour.
Vancouver Island Backcountry Camping Skills Course Learn the basics of backcountry camping over a fun, multi-day camping experience.
SnowVenture - Snowshoeing Adventure Get outside and experience snowshoeing and other fun snow activities near Victoria BC or anywhere on Vancouver Island.
Sayward Forest Canoe Expedition Course A fun-filled Sayward Forest Canoe Route, Vancouver Island learning experience for a group of adults or families with kids ages 9+
Mount Cain Ski & Snowboard Experience On-demand programs for children, families and adults of all ages and ability levels
Private Custom Programs Looking for something else? We can fully customize almost any activity for individuals, families, schools, corporate groups, & more. We also offer school bus charters!

Youth Programs

Name Description
Birthday Parties and Play Dates Give your child or child-at-heart an outdoor adventure birthday party to remember or an exceptional play date!

Private & Custom Outdoor Programs Description

Looking to do something fun and outdoors in Victoria BC as a family, group of friends, company or other group type? Maybe you have always wanted to hike Vancouver Island's Juan de Fuca trail, go on a snowshoe tour in Lake Cowichan, learn how to use a map and compass in the Sooke Hills or improve your ski tecnique at Mount Cain Alpine Park. We offer custom outdoor partial-day, full-day and multi-day adventures in Victoria BC and anywhere on Vancouver Island. Activities available include hiking, snowshoeing, team-building, navigation, skiing, canoeing, climbing, kayaking, archery, geocaching, orienteering, navigation & more. All of our staff are highly trained experts and are tonnes of fun! Learn more below. We also offer school bus charters in Victoria and on Vancouver Island, click here for more info!

Victoria Vancouver Island Private Swimming Lessons
private Life Saving Society childrens swimming lessons
Victoria BC private swimming lessons
Vancouver Island private swimming lessons

Vancouver Island, Victoria BC, Duncan BC, Sooke BC, Langford BC

***Bookings during school year are accepted on an ongoing basis. Summer bookings open as per the "Booking Timelines" table below***

Pricing - Private Lessons

1-2 Lessons $100
3-5 Lessons $80
5 or more Lessons $70

Pricing - General Group Lessons

Click Here for Pricing Table

Pricing - Daycare & Other Organized Group Lessons

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Booking Timelines
Group Lessons June 15 - Sept 15 June 12
Privates June 15 - Sept 15 June 12
Your Private, Heated Pool Bookings open year round
Description: Many Vancouver Island and Victoria BC locals swim in lakes and other waterways during the summer - so why are all the private swimming lessons in Victoria BC only run in community recreation centers and swimming pools? WEA's adult & kids swimming lessons and aquatic leadership courses run in various lakes throughout the Greater Victoria area, other Vancouver Island locations like Nanaimo, Courtenay, Duncan BC, etc. or in your own private pool. Most importantly, our private swimming lessons are tailored to fit into your schedule - you don't have to modify your day to fit in our swimming lessons! WEA offers private, Life Saving Society Victoria swimming lessons for kids in Greater Victoria BC and the rest of the Island for all ages and abilities.

Interested in teaching these programs? Trying to find a Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross or Swim Instructor certification course? We offer them! CLICK HERE

**Please note that we may require minimum bookings of 1 hour for priavte lessons. Also, bookings outside of our 15km range of Saanich, Duncan, Nanaimo, Port Alberni or the Comox Valley may be charged a transportation fee**



West Coast Wilderness Navigation Course

learn to read a map and compass course BC
exploring the Sooke Hills
Vancouver Island Wilderness
Vancouver Island backcountry route finding skills
Sooke, BC
10 - 65 years 4 - 12 1 - 3 days
*$100 - $600 + GST On Demand
Description: The Sooke Hills surrounding Victoria BC and other wilderness areas on Vancouver Island can be incredibly daunting to explore. To help get people into the wilderness, but more importantly back home safely, WEA offers wilderness navigation training courses to help navigate the complex trail networks and wilderness areas on Vancouver Island. Learn how to to find your way on poorly marked trails or off-traill all together with experienced profressional instructors in a challenging but not too challenging wilderness area. Some of the skills covered included risk managment, topographic map reading, reading the terrain, compass use, GPS operation & more. For a very basic introduction, this program can be as short as a single day or as long as 3 days or more for a more comprehensive learning experience. Food and some equipment can be included depending on the option chosen. Enjoy hiking, skiing, climbing or other adventures without having to worry about getting lost! Sign up for our West Coast Wilderness Navigation skills program.

*Based on a minimum of 4 people. As this program is a custom program, costs may vary depending on location, timing, numbers and other factors.



Juan de Fuca Trail Tours
Hike the San Juan Ridge
Greater Victoria, Sooke & Vancouver Island, BC
8 - 65 years 2 - 12*
Juan de Fuca Trail Intro Hike 3 hr $115 + GST Easy-Moderate
Peden Lake 4 hr $135 + GST Moderate
San Juan Ridge Tour 12-14 hr $250 + GST Moderate
Mount Manuel Quimper 4-6 hr $145 + GST Moderate-Challenging
Grass Lake 7 hr $205 + GST Challenging
Mount Empress 8.5 hr $225 + GST Very Challenging
Multi-Day Tours 2-9 days $450-$2,100 + GST Moderate to Very Challenging
Description: Visiting Victoria or Vancouver Island for the first time? Looking to get into hiking or for a new place to hike? Try out one of WEA's Vancouver Island BC and Victoria BC hiking tours or courses. For that classic west coast rainforest hike, we take clients to popular places like the Juan de Fuca Marine Trail. But maybe those popular spots aren't for you? Maybe you are looking for something a little higher up and off the beaten path? No problem, we have that too! Beautiful, less known hikes like Peden Lake, Mount Quimper or Mount Empress. These hikes have amazing views of the Olympic Mountains, the ocean, Victoria and the Southern Vancouver Island Mountain Ranges. Contact us for more info today!

*All program fees do not include transportation or meals and are based on 4 people. Group sizes less than 4 may be chagred an additional fee. Meals & transportation are available for an extra fee. Groups larger than 4 may be eligible for a discount. Make sure to check out the difficulty scale by clicking the details button.*



Vancouver Island Backcountry Camping Skills Course

Learn to Backcountry Camp in Victoria Program
fire building, training adults
backcountry outdoor cooking skills
Vancouver Island backcountry tenting skills
Sooke, BC
6 - 70 years 1 - 6 3 days
*$1,400 + GST On Demand
Description: Looking to get outside hiking, backcountry camping, canoeing or kayaking in the wilderness of Vancouver Island BC but don't have the skills or knowledge to do it safely? Learn the basic skills necessary to explore the wilderness safely around Victoria BC or in other communiites on the Island. This outdoor camping skills course teaches students camp site selection, hiking safety, tent set-up, tarp set-up, knot tying, meal planning, outdoor cooking, camp stove lighting/maintenance, proper equipment choices, outdoor navigation & more. Want to push your skills past this program? WEA also covers the various types of outdoor training courses available for a variety of outdoor activities such as wilderness first aid, paddling, mountaineering & more. The course is taught by instructors/guides that have significant experience outdoors with adults, children and families. Food and some equipment is included.

*As this program is a custom program, costs may vary depending on location, timing, numbers and other factors.



SnowVenture snowshoes poles strathcona park
lady snowshoeing near cowichan lake
children sledding in victoria bc
Group snowshoe tour forbidden plateau bc
Victoria, Sooke & Vancouver Island, BC
6 - 65 years 3 - 12 6 - 10 hrs
*$200 + GST On Demand
Description: Tired of driving all the way to Mount Washington to experience a white winter? Go for a private SnowVenture, a Vancouver Island snowshoe tour based out of Victoria BC. Get outside with your friends or family and experience a fun-filled day of snow-shoeing, sledding, amazing views, hot chocolate & great food. WEA will pick you up and transport you to a snow-covered winter wonderland within 30 min - 3 hours depending on your location and current snow conditions. Live in another city on Vancouver Island like Duncan, Nanaimo or Comox? Don't worry, we can run a program for you too!

*As this program is a custom program, costs may vary depending on location, timing, numbers and other factors.



Sayward Forest Canoe Expedition

Campbell River Canoe Tour
Vancouver Island Wilderness Canoe Trip
family group outdoor meal preparation
Family Wilderness Canoe Trip
Victoria, BC & Campbell River, BC
10 - 65 7 days 4 - 12
*$1,500 + GST On Demand
Description: Canoe the Sayward Forest Canoe Circuit near Campbell River, BC as a family or group of friends, one of Vancouver Islands best kept secrets! This program is designed to give you the skills necessary to go on backcountry canoe and camping trips of your own-not to mention the incredibly warm lakes for swimming! During this 7 day program, students learn everything there is to know about a canoe trip including portaging, paddle storkes, camp cooking, camp set-up & much more! If you are looking for a canoe course "near me" or a tour, this is a once in a lifetime experience in your own back yard.

*Based on a minimum of 4 people. As this program is a custom program, costs may vary depending on location, timing, numbers and other factors.



Childrens Birthday programs
Outdoor birthday programs
Educational birthday programs
South Island & Greater Victoria, BC
4 hr - Multi-Day 6+
$35 + GST & Up **$900 minimum fee**
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 includes a fully staffed, 2-hour program or add-on things like cakes, meals, overnights, day hikes and more.



Mount Cain Ski Improvement Experience

WEA Vancouver Island Skiing Adventures
Mount Cain powder skiing lessons
Learn to ski at Mount Cain ski resort
Learn to ski near Victoria BC
Mount Cain & Victoria BC
All All 3 days 2 days
Bring An Instructor Starting at $300/day + GST
All-Inclusive Starting at $500/person + GST
Program Dates
On Demand Bookings available
Description: Are you an adult or family looking for ski "lessons near me"? Want to learn how to ski for the first time on Vancouver Island? Maybe you have skied at Mount Washington for years and just want to tweak your technique? You won't get a better quality ski learning experience anywhere else! Give us a call and we will organize a custom ski lesson program at Mount Cain with top notch ski instructors and excellent food. Transportation is available from Victoria BC and other island communities.

Everyone has heard of Mount Washington but have you heard of Mount Cain? Mount Cain is a quiet, local ski resort located on Northern Vancouver Island approximately 1 hour and 45 min north of Campbell River BC. Don’t let the small size of Cain fool you! With plenty of powder from an annual average snowfall of over 15 meters (38 feet), no crowds and varied terrain to explore, Mount Cain is one of Canada’s best kept secrets. We also have the ability to provide instruction and similar experiences at certain other BC & Alberta resorts.



Western Educational Adventures Custom Programs
Custom family hiking adventures
Custom family skiing adventures
Custom family canoe adventures
Vancouver Island, BC and BC's Southern Interior
Ages 5+ Any Any Any
Calculated on a per request basis
On Demand
Description: Western Educational Adventures can design and run almost any custom outdoor program you can imagine in various locations across Victoria BC, Vancouver Island & the BC Interior. While we focus on running children's camps we also offer several high-quality adult programs and programs for school groups. Vancouver Island outdoor activities include outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, survival skills, swimming, geoaching, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, climbing, navigation training, orienteering, and additional outdoor activities! Go explore new parts of Vancouver Island such as Mount Cain, Mount Washington, Strathcona Parovincial Park, The sayward Forest Canoe Circuit, Tofino & more! Looking for a Victoria bus charter or maybe a Vancouver Island bus charter? We can help you too! click here for more info!