Outdoor Adventure Guide Program

Outdoor Adventure Guide Program

November 1, 2020 - July 15, 2021

January 4, 2021 – July 15, 2021

This all-encompassing program is perfect for someone looking to learn the skills to engage in the outdoor adventure industry year round. The Outdoor Adventure Guide Program incorporates the best that Timberline Academy has to offer. This program consists of our Ski/Snowboard Instructor Training, Mountaineering Skills Training and Whitewater Canoe/Raft Guide School. Students can choose to begin the program in either November or January and participate in a paid winter or summer internship.

*International participants on this program are not eligible for a Student Visa. This program is for personal interest only and not licensed under the Alberta Private Vocational Act.

Getting Started:

  • Visa consultation
  • Welcome package
  • Airport pick-up
  • One night’s stay in Calgary
  • One month's accommodation (students pay rent on a month-by-month basis afterwards)
  • 24 hours support and advice from local leadership team


Ski/Snowboard Instructor Training:

  • CSIA/CASI Level 1 Training
  • CSIA/CASI Level 1 Exam
  • CSIA/CASI Level 2 Training
  • CSIA/CASI Level 2 Exam
  • Avalanche Skills Training Level 1
  • Wilderness Film + Photography Course
  • Interpretive Guiding Certification
  • Parks Canada Management Program
  • Risk Management Course
  • Group Dynamics Course
  • Indigenous Studies Course
  • Group ski expeditions
  • Parks Canada Conservation Leadership Certificate (optional)
  • Paid internship (November cohort only)


  • Hiking/Navigation Course
  • Indoor & Outdoor Rock Climbing Course
  • Apprentice Interpreter Certification
  • Glacier Travel Course
  • 4 –day Alpine Glacier Expedition
  • Wilderness First Responder (80 hours)

River Guide Training:

  • Flatwater canoe clinic
  • Whitewater canoe course + certification
  • Whitewater raft course + certification
  • Swiftwater Rescue Technician certification
  • 6-day river expedition.

A spectactular year in the Canadian Rockies!


All of our participants live in fully furnished apartments in the town of Banff. It is important to us that all of our students are able to cook and live independent, healthy lifestyles. No hostels, no hotels.

Price: $22,950CAD + 5% GST

Registrations open for the 2020/2021 season!