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Banff's Outdoor Adventure


Timberline Canadian Alpine Academy is a regulated post-secondary outdoor adventure college based in Banff National Park, Alberta

At Timberline Academy we deliver high quality certificate training programs to students who wish to pursue careers in the adventure tourism industry. Our programs range in length from 4 weeks to our two-year Outdoor Adventure Guide Diploma. Additionally, we offer gap year ski & snowboard instructor certification courses, internships and general interest courses.

Team-based technical skills training

Unlock an understanding of the local ecology and human history of the Canadian Rockies

Incredible community here in Banff and the Canadian Rockies

Our Leadership Team

James McCutcheon


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Minh-Tâm Thompson

Program Manager

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Tai Lloyd-Evans

Program Coordinator

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Ainsley Galipeau

Student Health & Wellness Coordinator

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Michelle Backhouse

Student Engagement Coordinator

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Naia Noyes-West

Academic Manager

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International Students

Timberline Academy is dedicated to providing both domestic and international students a high degree of support. From the study/work permit application process to organizing Canadian bank accounts and healthcare we will be there with you every step of the way. We provide ongoing mental health and career supports through our dedicated student support team local to Banff.

We provide housing for all students both domestic and international students.

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