Be our guests

Well maintained, high-quality gear; attentive staff; delicious food; your perfect, memory-making hike – our staff are committed to making the most of your group's time in the forest. Getting away is an investment. Let us help you design a pinnacle experience, whether you’re bringing a class of 30, a wedding of 150 or a group retreat.

Forest Immersion program

Comprehensive fee for a 2½ day / 2-night visit includes:

  • a planning session with the teacher or group leaders) to discuss program objectives, curriculum, expectations, program design and special needs or concerns, as well as a gear list.
  • a teacher’s planning guide
  • three (3) daytime program periods (2½ hours each) plus our popular camp-wide games, all led by our instructors
  • two (2) evening programs – campfire, and night hike (1½ hours each)
    low student to instructor ratio – your group will be assigned one of our instructors for every 10-12 students
  • two (2) nights accommodation
  • six (6) wholesome meals made with fresh ingredients and local produce, served family-style, and nutritious snacks
  • people with special dietary needs are given individual attention and alternate menu options. Please note: our facility prohibits any foods with nuts or traces of nuts.
  • exclusive use of the site and facilities (only one group in residence at a time)
  • free-time activities
  • teachers/parent volunteers free of charge at a ratio of one adult for every six students
  • wireless internet access – teachers can bring their laptops and check their email
  • coffee is always on during the daytime for adults!


  • New Pricing Coming Soon!

“I would gladly pay twice as much
and travel twice as far.”

Where is this magical place?

The Powell Lake Outdoor Learning Centre is located overseas on the Upper Sunshine Coast, a 15-minute drive from downtown Powell River. From Vancouver, it’s a pleasurable (we promise) two-ferry, five-hour commute by vehicle, or a 20-minute flight from YVR. From Vancouver Island, it’s across the Salish Sea from Comox.

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