News

November 27, 2020

The Cost of Working in Silos

This crisis has demonstrated that the biggest wins come when we work together. It displayed how divided we are compared to other sectors and how this impacted our resilience and influence in crucial times. We have the power to change this reality.


A Big Win in Yukon!

Thanks to a new program in Yukon, a few associations applied for a grant and got 2,3M dollars to face the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on the tourism industry in Yukon and to help the industry thrive in 2021 and beyond.


Advanced Camp Overview

We came together, on Friday the 13th, to take our luck into our own hands and to discuss how to overcome the challenges we are facing with COVID. As some of you could not make it, we’ve prepared this condensed overview of the very fruitful conversations we held.


November 9, 2020

Rethinking camping

It seems like everyone went camping this summer. That’s great! On the other hand, many transformations are happening which are impacting how enjoyable and sustainable outdoor activities are in Canada. We need your input!


Workgroup Updates

After a short break to let the storm pass, the Summit workgroups are back on track! On November 2, representatives from Training, Education, Consensus, Structures, and Accessibility workgroups came together to assess progress and plan future actions. Here’s an update on their amazing work.


October 26, 2020

The LOA sector’s policy problem

When the pandemic struck, Canada shut down. Then, some sectors deemed as essential by government officials were allowed to reopen. For the outdoor community, this took a really long time, if it even happened. Why does the Outdoor community have such a hard time being represented in policy?


October 14, 2020

Next Advanced Camp

The Summit will host a virtual gathering. The theme is to regroup and discuss how we can overcome the challenges we are facing with COVID. Be there!


Outdoor insurance

Problems regarding outdoor insurance were brought up during a Basecamp Conversation last spring. Our joined forces made a huge difference and are now transforming how outdoor insurance happens in Canada!


September 30, 2020

Teaching outside

As teaching outside is gaining in popularity across the country, we want to be there to share best practices and support teachers in going outdoors.


September 28, 2020

We came together

In one of the most stressful times of our history, we came together and found support within the community with the Summit Basecamp Conversations. Here is a snapshot of what happens and what we can do when we come together.


June 30, 2020

Register now for the second Advanced Camp!

We are glad to invite you to our second Advanced Camp! Register now!


June 18, 2020

A national survey for your clients

Tourism Vancouver, and a few other partners, have created a survey to understand what potential clients will be comfortable doing this year amid COVID.


May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Principles and Practices for Led Outdoor Activity

This short practical document offers guidance for activities and conditions found in the Canadian Led Outdoor Activity (LOA) sector.


May 20, 2020

Summit gathering postponed + Avanced Camps

Our whole world has changed. Our challenges too.


May 12, 2020

Join us on Slack

To coordinate our efforts and maintain our momentum all week long, we created a slack workspace. Join us!

 


April 28, 2020

Third Basecamp Conversation + Thoughtexchange

This Thursday April 30th from 1pm to 3pm (EST), join us for our third Basecamp Conversation and share your ideas on Thoughtexchange!


April 21, 2020

Second Basecamp Conversation

After the amazing success of the first event, we will host our second Basecamp Conversation of the Canadian Outdoor Summit on Friday, April 24th 2020 at 1pm (EST)!


April 14, 2020

First Basecamp Conversation

We will host our first Basecamp Conversation of the Canadian Outdoor Summit on Friday, April 17th 2020 at 1pm (EST)!


April 9, 2020

Launching Basecamp Conversations

In the midst of the COVID-19 crisis, the Canadian Outdoor Summit leadership team has decided to host Basecamp Conversations.


March 13, 2020

Important notice

Please read this important notice regarding the COVID-19 outbreak.


March 9, 2020

Get your Early Bird tickets!

Until March 31st, you can buy Early Bird tickets at a lower price! Don’t wait!


February 3, 2020

Support of the Canadian Parks Council

It is with great enthusiasm that we announce the support of the Canadian Parks Council, which brings together all national, provincial and territorial parks, to the process of the Canadian Outdoor Summit.


February 2, 2020

3 reasons for your boss.

3 reasons to convince your boss to send you to the Summit!


February 1, 2020

Sleep well.

100 rooms will be made available Gatineau Ramada Hotel for our event. Book now!


Be Part of the Collective Effort!


If you care about bringing people outside, this Summit is for you. It is designed to give space for your opinion to influence the results.  Join this unprecedented national collaboration and help co-create the future of the outdoor community.

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