Wilderness Courses

Please browse the courses and ask questions. Groups are also welcome at a reduced rate depending on activity. I have tailored many courses to suit groups and individual needs. Feel free to inquire about training and program options too. Many other skills and ideas can be found by cruising my blog and facebook site.

Consulting Work Welcome--including productions, college & university courses.

Call (613) 259-0249 or e-mail now to get started... .

Group Size:

The course sizes vary depending on activity.  For instance, primitive bow making only has 4 people at a time--allowing me to help tiller and keep a close eye on each bowyer's progress.  Inuit kayak building can have up to ten people but we only make one boat. The other courses can have around 8-12. This small ratio allows for a more dynamic experience.


The typical day is filled with hands on learning so we base camp to not loose time on travel and setting up / taking down camp. You need to provide your own food and all aspects of base camping such as tents, flashlight, and stoves etc..  We do have an outhouse and fresh water is available. A public swimming beach is 2 miles away. You may also bring a small camper, but all cars are left about 200 meters from base camp after set-up. Note that there are two, small cabin dorms available for rent ($100 for duration of any course). The dorms have a bed (bring sleeping bag or warm sheets and sleeping pad) but no running water or bathroom.


Blueberry Mountain: One on Lanark County's 7 Wonders & home of Wilderness Rhythms

Blueberry Mountain: One on Lanark County's 7 Wonders & home of Wilderness Rhythms

Located and hour and 13 minutes west of Kanata (West Ottawa) in the Lanark Highlands. Most of the courses take place at a land trust property with a few thousand acres of private and crown wilderness to roam. We are fortunate to have the two main highways (#7 & #17) take a wide berth around us thereby allowing our soundscape to be natural.

This area is a wonderful resource so close to Ottawa

We have use of an outdoor classroom, and indoor room, water and outhouse. Link to this land trust site on Google Maps:
cliffLAND in Flower Station