As the leaves turn to gold and the air crisps with the promise of autumn, there’s no better time to embark on your Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Fall Hiking Adventures in Southern Ontario. Offering both the convenience of being near the GTA and natural beauty, these two distinct expeditions provide opportunities for personal growth and outdoor exploration that are second to none.
Before we dive into the details of the hiking adventures, let’s take a moment to understand the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award program. This globally recognized initiative empowers young people to develop essential life skills, self-confidence, and a sense of responsibility through activities in four key areas: volunteering, physical fitness, skills development, and adventurous journeys. The Bronze (3 days) and Silver (5 days) hiking trips perfectly align with the program’s adventurous spirit. View photo gallery
Bronze Fall Hiking Adventure: 3 Days in Southern Ontario
Day 1: Toronto Island Practice
Our journey kicks off conveniently on Toronto Island, a serene oasis surrounded by Lake Ontario’s gentle waters. Here, you’ll acquire essential outdoor skills, practice teamwork, and learn campsite setup techniques while enjoying the island’s tranquility.
Days 2-3: Rattlesnake Point – Bronze Qualification
We then venture to the stunning Rattlesnake Point, offering panoramic views of the Niagara Escarpment and vibrant autumn forests. Over two days, you’ll navigate challenging terrain, refine wilderness survival skills, and demonstrate effective teamwork as you work toward earning the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award.
Silver Fall Hiking Adventure: 5 Days in Southern Ontario
Days 1-5: Rattlesnake Point and Kelso – Silver Challenge
For those seeking the next level of adventure, our Silver Fall Hiking Adventure awaits. Conveniently located in Southern Ontario, this five-day expedition includes practice at Rattlesnake Point and the qualifying at Kelso Conservation Area. Deepen your understanding of wilderness survival, navigation, and leadership skills while surrounded by the rugged beauty of Rattlesnake Point. Then, put your newfound abilities to the test at Kelso Conservation Area as you pursue the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Silver Award.
Experience the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Fall Hiking Adventures in the breathtaking landscapes of Southern Ontario. These adventures offer not only outdoor exploration but also personal growth, skill enhancement, and unforgettable memories. Whether you choose the Bronze or the Silver adventure you’ll discover the transformative power of nature and your own potential. Join us this fall for these exceptional adventures with Voyageur Quest, conveniently located in Southern Ontario, and immerse yourself in the beauty of the season’s landscapes while working toward the prestigious Duke of Edinburgh Awards. Read more
Practice – October 7 (Toronto Island)
Qualifying – October 14-15 (Rattlesnake)
Practice – October 21-22 (Rattlesnake)
Qualifying – Nov 10-12 (Kelso)
Did you know we also have Duke of Edinburgh Bronze and Silver Fall Hiking Adventures in Spring! Call our office for more information: 416-486-3605