"Today I have grown taller from walking with the trees." Karle Wilson Baker

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Welcome to nature alive

What we do:

Nature Alive is a multifaceted family-run business offering numerous levels of Survival Courses, Bushcraft Courses, and Outdoor Education workshops, as well as Guided Canoe Trips, Guided Winter Camping Trips, National and Provincial Canoe Certifications, Recreational Drum Circle Facilitation and Djembe Instruction, all managed by our certified and experienced staff and partners.  Our one of a kind trips and courses take you through the limitless forests and waterways of Alberta, Canada.   Our passion is to offer you a way to immerse yourself into exuberant whole living through exciting and invigorating courses, workshops, and community events.  Have a look around our site and see what interests you.  Please feel free to reach out to us for more information as we would be happy to help you out.

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Join us for a Moonlight Paddle

We are hosting a Full Moon Paddle on September 3 at Thunder Lake (10 minutes west of Barrhead, AB).

Preregistration is required - click here.

Upcoming Courses & Trips - 2017

Visit our Store for more information on all our trips, courses, and items for sale.

February 19-25 - Karamat Winter Course - Completed, see the video below

March 11-12 - Introduction To Survival Skills - Completed

April 22 - Community Drum Circle, Barrhead - Completed

May 6-7 - Waterfront Canoe Instructor Course, Camp Warwa - Completed

May 10, 24, 31, or June 14 - Canoe Basic Skills Clinic - Completed

May 25, 26 - Whitecourt Childrens Festival Drum Circle - Completed

June 3 - Goose Lake Canoe Skills - Completed

June 4-10, - Ranger Survival Course - Karamat - Completed

June 17-18 - Waterfront Canoe Instructor Course, Camp Encounter - Completed

June 22-28 - Athabasca River Voyageur Brigade - Completed

July 21 - Survival & Drum Circle - Camp Wright - Completed

July 22 - Blue Ridge Family Fun Day - Canoeing - Blue Ridge - Completed

August 12-13 - River Canoeing Skills Course - Fort Assiniboine

August 16 - Survival & Drum Circle - Camp Wright

August 25-27 - Rat Root Rendezvoux

September 2-4 - Survival, Canoeing, & Drumming - Long Lake Outdoor Center

September  18-22 - Aspen View Survival/Canoeing/Drumming - Long Lake Outdoor Center

September 25-29 - Aspen View Survival/Canoeing/Drumming - Long Lake Outdoor Center

Sept 30 to Oct 1 - Karamat Fall Course

Oct 2 to 7 - Fall Bushcraft River Expedition - Athabasca River

Mors Kochanski Karamat Winter Course

Dale had the honor and privilege to be one of the instructors on the Karamat Winter Course with Mors Kochanski in February 2017.  Check out the video from the course on the right.

Winter Camping Trips
Canoe Trips and Courses
Djembe lessons and Entertaining Drum Circles
Traditional Bushcraft & Survival Skills


I thoroughly enjoyed your company and instruction Dale. You have a very approachable style of teaching and I loved hearing your stories. Your passion for the outdoors and bushcraft is evident. I learned much from you. I had appreciation for your patience and genuine desire to teach others and share your extensive knowledge. Teaching without an ego is important just as you showed your mistakes as well as triumphs. I enjoyed the story of going at without sleeping bag at -37 in a makeshift shelter you created and succeeded. You deserve your spot right next to Mors and Kelly. Btw... the first night we met and sat and talked by the fire I thought you were a student, not an instructor. Thanks for everything.

Jonathan Ennis

I was lucky enough to have a chance to work along side Dale Kiselyk at Karamat Wilderness Ways Winter Course 2 weeks ago. He is not one of "Instructors" who will be in constant competition to prove himself as your superior. He is fun, caring, knowledgeable and above all super positive. He is a true practicing woodsman. He make his own equipment, stay out in shelters he built and can lead a crazy drum circle which will literally and figuratively blow you off your feet. So if your looking a facilitator you will make you feel comfortable and has vast knowledge. Well Dale is the guy for you. He is running a 2 Day course this weekend only a short drive from Edmonton. It would totally be worth your time to attend.

Jonathan McArthur

Great work on this video Dale, it did a great job of showing what kind if week us students went through. It will be fun returning for another course, no doubt!