Adult and TEam Adventures

Canoe Tours and more...

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Beautiful Water, Gorgeous Sky


Cozy around the Campfire

There would be no Canada without the canoe! There is a rich history of canoeing in Canada and on our discovery trips we celebrate this heritage along with the spectacular environments we traverse. We are also big believers that “play” is vital at all stages of life. The canoe is where we at Ridge Wilderness allow our imaginations to run wild and free!

Whether it's for a "Staff Appreciation Day", Girls Night Out, a family trip or just the chance to do something different with your team or friends, a day in one of our Voyager canoes is just thecatch thing!

Picture yourself paddling the crystal waters of a local BC lake, surrounded by emerald mountains, drinking in the fresh air. your muscles stretching into an easy paddling cadence with your partner. Spend your lunch break stretched out on a warm sandy beach in the sun, or go wading in the cool water while your guide prepares a fresh and delicious lunch. On your way back perhaps you'll see a seal watching you from afar, large eyes glistening as it curiously swims a bit closer to the canoe. Or perhaps you'll surprise a camouflaged deer drinking from the stream, its white tail waving like a flag as it bounds away through the brush.

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Relax in the Stillness

Bring your tent for an overnight adventure, and sip delicious beverages while you catch up with your friends around a cozy crackling campfire.  Watch the sun sink behind the mountains mirrored in the still waters of the lake and enjoy a hearty meal prepared for you by your guide. Relax and allow yourself to unwind from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine. Being out in nature is all about disconnecting from the norm and getting back to the basics. Allow the sun to reset your internal clock, and wake up refreshed to a hot breakfast!

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Just one of our delicious meals!

Come along with us and discover all the beauty and wonder BC has to offer on one of our day long trips. Overnight adventures also available upon request.

Fort Langley Adventure

Paddle the beautiful Bedford Channel out to the Fraser River, the sun glinting off your canoe as you disappear around a bend and feel like you're in the middle of the wilderness. Pull up your boat onto one of many secluded white sand beaches, enjoy a picnic or a snack, or paddle all the way out to the tip of the island and enjoy the early morning view of the Fraser. Wave to the friendly fishermen and paddle back to our outdoor centre, where hot coffee and fun shops are only footsteps away.

Have a group? Guided paddles available upon request...dependent on availability. Team building on the beach, lots of fun and laughs... bring your family, friends, or staff and have an amazing time out on the water! Adventure length: 2-3 hours.

Contact us: at info@exploreridge.com for more details or to book your paddle today!

Fort Camping
9451 Glover Rd, Langley, BC V1M 2R9
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Widgeon Creek Adventure 

Paddling a winding creek, surrounded by snow-peaked mountains with birds dancing around your canoe. At the creeks end we go for an amazing walk/hike to spend some time taking in the view at Widgeon Falls. An amazing way to spend a day.

Group rates available upon request!

Group Minimum: 8

Dates: Contact us for dates/rates.

Meeting Location: Grant Narrows Regional Park on Pitt Lake
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To sign up: email info@exploreridge.com

The Harrison Salmon Run

The Harrison is Canada’s first named Salmon Stronghold where the clear water and gentle current give way to an overflow of vibrant red salmon from late September to mid November.

During the voyage, our guides will share the history of canoeing, and also tell stories of the 1000 year old First Nations Pictographs, harbour seals, eagles, osprey, vultures and the spectacular salmon!

Group rates available upon request!

Group Minimum: 8

Dates: Contact us for dates/rates

Meeting Location: Kilby Boat Launch
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To sign up: email info@exploreridge.com

Sunset Paddle 

Paddle to the end of McMillan Islands. Enjoy a San Pellegrino and some treats as the sun goes down and the stars come out. It's truly a remarkable way to spend an evening. 

Adventure length: 2-2.5 hours or 3-4 hours.

Group rates available upon request!

Group Minimum: 8

Dates: Contact us for more info dates/rates

Meeting Location: Fort Langley

To sign up: email info@exploreridge.com 

paddle + pub

Work up an appetite with this 3-4 hour paddle ending at the historic and delicious Fort Pub.

Group rates available upon request!

Group Minimum: 8

Meeting Location: Fort Langley

To sign up: email info@exploreridge.com 

YUKON RIVER EXPEDITION

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Hear what folks are saying!

Hello Ridge Wilderness First Aid:

 I took the Ridge Wilderness First Aid course in Cumberland, BC with Chelsea Kennedy. What an excellent instructor! Apart from knowing her subject matter through and through, she was able to impart her knowledge with good humour and still make her point clearly and without minimizing the gravity of the situation. I loved her method of teaching, along with the 'props' (the raining blood bits were hilarious for example), red markers used to indicate an injury, a 'modified' BBQ tool mounted on a small block of wood with red marker marks to indicate bleeding of course and then stuffed into a pocket. What a great idea. Not too much imagination required to see that this was a 'puncture wound'. In other cases, photos of the real deal, plasticized, and held in place to indicate 3rd degree burns on a hand for another example. Pretty plain to see that without immediate hospital care, the patient could loose the use of her hand.

I also liked a couple of other things too. Chelsea would review previous points in her summaries. I remember one situation where I just didn't know what to do (she had just told us). "I don't know what to do for this one", I said. She quietly gave me a clue... And it all came back. I was able to perform what I needed to do.

I've taken many first aid courses, and some of them more advanced than this one, although long ago. When I asked about a particular situation, she would kindly give the explanation in a matter of fact way: That's beyond the level of this course, for example). It was done tactfully, firmly, and yet kindly. This is without a doubt the best first aid course I have ever taken, and it is your instructor Chelsea who made it so.

To polish it all off, she followed up the course with an email, in her usual light-hearted style relating to some of the more humorous moments in the course. I truly can't think of one change I would make. Thank you Chelsea for being you:)

Thank you for a great course. And I especially like the first aid book. Small enough for my back back, easy to find what you need, water resistant pages. A true wilderness first aid book:). Thank you.

Sincerely,

Louise Osborn

Louise Osborn
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