You can also saddle up and enjoy a cowboy adventure. There are a number of places where you can ride (or learn to ride) horses that don’t require Scouts Canada members to sign waivers (remember – it is against Scouts Canada policy to sign waivers without your Council’s approval), including Pinto Valley Riding Ranch, Highland Wilderness Tours and Wildwood Manor Ranch.
Mountain biking long the trail network at Blue Mountain is also a guaranteed blast, and if you’re farther east, go for an exciting ride in Gatineau Park. Group cycling adventures are also great on the Great Lakes Waterfront Trail in Prince Edward County, including a stop at Sandbanks Provincial Park. Check out this Scout Trail Card for some tips to help you plan your route and stay safe.
Take a hike! For many Troops, Companies and Crews in southern Ontario, a stretch of the Bruce Trail is close by – and at almost 900 km in length, there’s always more to explore. For one of the best views in Central Canada, check out Mont-Tremblant in the summer. The views from atop the Sleeping Giant near Thunder Bay and the La Cloche Mountains in Killarney Provincial Park are equally stunning!
You can also share an exhilarating day of whitewater rafting. There are a number of outfitters in Central Canada that don’t require Scouts Canada members to sign waivers (remember – it is against Scouts Canada policy to sign waivers without your Council’s approval), including Owl Rafting, RiverRun Rafting and Wilderness Tours. Wet your paddles on the Grand River with great day trips for canoeists in southern Ontario.
Go fishing in Ontario, where residents under 18 years of age don’t require a fishing licence, so it’s easy for Scouts to get out and wet a line. (Be aware, however, of the restrictions that apply to fishers of all ages.)