We specialize in one-day or multi-day team building and leadership programs. We tailor all of our activities and programs for each group – from elementary to university students to adult groups. Please browse the activities offered to help us create a program for your group.

Team Building and Warm Up

When a group arrives we divide them into small groups and take them to our first activity: Warm up and Team Building. These activities challenge your groups problem solving skills and develops group cooperation and communication. This activity is a prerequisite for all our high adventure activities.

For more advanced groups we suggest adding the ‘Low Ropes’ challenge course. This is the next step in team building and trust. Complete challenging courses two feet off the ground with your team supporting you and keeping you safe.

High Adventure

High Ropes

Our course combines 7 different obstacles to challenge yourself, with the help of your team encouraging you from the ground. On Belay, the most popular are “Burma Bridge & Possum Log”.  We utilize all 7 challenges with older groups and use double lobster claws to ensure safety and team-building.

Safety equipment used: a seat harness, chest harness, climbing helmet, climbing ropes and carabiners.

Climbing Tower

The 50′ Climbing Tower has three different climbing faces (sloped, vertical and an overhang). Before we begin, we go over all the safety equipment as well as your climbing commands to talk with your belayer. On the ground you will have a team of 3 hold the ships ladder for you to climb up to the rock face where you have a few routes to choose from; ranging from easy to very difficult. Once you’ve reached your goal we will smoothly belay you back to the ground.

Safety equipment used: a seat harness, climbing helmet, climbing ropes and carabiners.


Using our 50′ Climbing Tower, we climb up the inside of the tower on three ladder stairs. Once at the top and clipped in by one of our staff, you are ready to rappel down the side of the tower controlling your own speed with a Super 8 device (while being belayed from the top by one of our staff).

Safety equipment used: a seat harness, chest harness, climbing helmet, climbing ropes and carabiners.

Giants Ladder

This is the only high adventure program where you climb in teams of 2. Working together, use the ladder and each other to make it to the top of this swinging 45′ ladder. The rungs start at 3′ apart then end at 7′ apart making this activity only possible to conquer if you are working together as a solid team.

Safety equipment used: a seat harness, chest harness, climbing helmet, climbing ropes and carabiners.

Leap of Faith

Are your ready to take the LEAP? Our ‘Leap of Faith’ is typically something to do on your last day here, the other activities building you and your team up to the grand finale. While fully harnessed in and on belay, you climb up a hydro pole 25′ up then stand on top of the pole and take the leap to a trapeze bar hanging in front of you!

Safety equipment used: a seat harness, chest harness, climbing helmet, climbing ropes and carabiners.

Ocean Adventures

Paddle Boarding

We have recently introduced stand-up paddle boarding as one of our water-based activities here at the Centre. Starting on land, we go over the different parts of the board and paddle, safety considerations, and the basics of paddle boarding. Once on the water, we show you how to properly stand up, you will review the forward paddle stroke, how to turn, and how to properly fall in and get back on your board should you go for a refreshing dunk in the water. After this we either go for a group paddle or split into 2 teams and play a relay race.

Safety equipment used: a PFD, and a leash.


Our popular kayaking program starts on land where we go over safety considerations and basic paddling strokes and technique. We teach you how to safely get in and out of your boat. Once on the water, you will get a chance to work on your overall paddling skills so you can comfortably and effectively maneuver your boat. We finish with a short tour and often a fun game to incorporate all the paddling strokes together.

Safety equipment used is a PFD.

Marine Boat Adventure

In the van you go, driving to Fords Cove Marina where you will get on our 12-passenger aluminum boat in hopes to see the sea life that live in and around Hornby Island. Popular destinations include Chrome Island Light Station and Norris Rocks.

Safety equipment used is a life jacket.

Educational Activities

Lunar Beach Exploration

A short 20 minute walk will take you to the moon and back. This beach is unlike any other with its many rock formations, tidal pools, sea life, and even a small cave. Time is allotted for people to learn from our staff about the marine life, explore the beach and tidal pools and discover all the cool things this beach has to offer.

Forest Detective

This activity is a educational hit! Leaving the Centre as a group, all individuals are handed cards with pictures that have different flora or fauna to search for. Once found, the individual will ‘present’ a few facts and fun things about their plant from their card and the entire group will learn.

Animal Adaptations

Through a series of fun role play activities,  we teach students how animals adapt to their environment with a succession of educational activities. All these activities teach youth about adapting to the environment to survive. A great prerequisite for our Predator and Prey evening wide game.


Time to ditch Google Maps! In orienteering we teach people how to properly read maps (understanding the legend, scale, finding north and contour lines). Groups are sent out in small teams, using their map to find a series of markers hidden throughout our 17 acre property. If it is the right group, we can a do a timed challenge.


Whaling Station

For this hike we split up into our designated groups and walk from the Centre taking multiple routes (in group sizes of 10-12) along the seashore to Whaling Station Beach where you’ll enjoy your packed lunch, and finish with games on another beautiful white sandy beach on Hornby Island.

Please note: This hike takes two activity blocks

Helliwell Provincial Park

Take a hike! This is an opportunity to walk from one Provincial Park to the next. Helliwell Provincial Park will make you feel like you flew across the Atlantic Ocean to the coasts of Ireland! This hike will take you through old growth forests out to the scenic bluffs where you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the Salish Sea, surrounding gulf islands and Coastal Mountain Range – you may also see cactus and a Gary Oak grove and often a large variety of birds marine mammals.

Please note: This hike takes two activity blocks to walk there and back or a drive to the trail head for a single activity

Evening Programs

Wide Games/ Animal Role Playing Games

After dinner each night we offer a series of Wide Games – for 2 night stays we suggest Predator & Prey and Stones.

Predator & Prey

An educational animal role-playing game played in the forest that includes searching or hiding from other animals and searching for food and water.


Played down on the field right beside the beach (with an incredible ocean view), it is a unique game of capture the flag.

Wolf Prowl

An extended version of predator and prey with some unique twists.


A team-building activity where small groups work together to complete a fast-paced scavenger hunt.

Skit or Musical Prep and Performance

Time to sharpen your acting or musical skills! For an activity block, work with a staff leader to develop a skit or song that your group will perform for everyone during the evening campfire program.

Campfire Program

Our final program each evening is campfire. Our campfire is age appropriate from sing along songs for younger grades to fun team-building activities for older groups. If you are having your trip fully catered, we provide snack and a hot beverage as well. A great way to end the day!