This 2,000-mile road trip (3,200 km) takes us from Ladysmith, Quebec to Waterton Lakes National Park. We’ll criss-cross between southern Canada and northern United State regions.
Which gap program will you choose?
With this optional two-week extension to the above program, become a member of the Siberian husky pack and participate in their daily training. Upon completion of this extension, you will earn your Dog Sledding Management Certification.
Animal Connection, Winter Pioneer Lifestyle, and Yukon Quest Trip (YT) + Wilderness Advanced First Aid (WAFA) Course (Course ID: 1_WG_2018)
Spend 3 weeks exploring the frozen Quebec campus followed by 3 weeks in the Yukon Territories, home to the 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race and travel through the world’s largest protected biosphere.
Live a pioneer lifestyle: explore the natural wonders on the grounds and surrounding area, prepare the campus for winter, and participate in the Dryland Canadian Championship, a competition for sled dogs in late October.
Co-Ed || 18+ || $7,950 USD (tax and airfare to Yukon Territories included)
Course ID: 1_AG_2017
Spend 4 weeks exploring the Quebec campus and training huskies followed by 2 weeks in the Yukon Territories, home to the 1,000 Mile International Sled Dog Race and travel through the world’s largest protected biosphere.
Take courses in backcountry preparedness.
Study up-close the interdependent relationships between resilient wildlife and their habitats.
Discuss nature education, global environmental issues (such as climate change), and sustainable solutions.
Discuss the history and impact of First Nations cultures.
Learn about the different natural resources.
Discuss bioaccumulation, biomagnification and ocean acidification.
Participate in cultural activities with First Nation communities in the Yukon and British Columbia.
Discuss food webs and relevance of keystone species.
Receive training in risk management and assessment.
Dog behavior and management.
Independant dog walking and bikejoring.
Pack dynamics & physical conditioning
Introduction to natural horsemanship.
World class Krav Maga instruction.
Take classes both on and off campus.
Life skills coaching.
Awareness and Observation training.
Conflict resolution, mitigation and avoidance.
Risk management and safety
- Basic woodsman skills.