"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.

Visit our YouTube Channel

FIREBUG - The Worlds First (and only) Friction Fire Music Video

A hilarious music video filmed  at our backwoods camp, and featuring the smash hit song "Firebug" by Canadian singer/songwriter, Loni Moger





Join us for a Full Moon Snowshoe Walk at Thunder Lake - March 2, 2018

Location: Thunder Lake Boat Launch

Cost: $20/person $50/family
Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Gear Provided: Snowshoes, Hot Chocolate, S'mores
Bring: Warm winter clothes and footwear. We recommend a headlamp, flashlight and a water bottle as well.


We will gather at the Thunder Lake Boat Launch just before 7:00pm and get into our snowshoes. The group will walk the lakeshore or trail towards the Thunder Lake day use area and explore the local forest and shoreline while enjoying great visibility offered by the Full Moon (hopefully if not too cloudy). Guides will talk about various snowshoe designs and styles, and offer plant identification, and animal tracking as we encounter opportunities.

Towards the end of the walk, we will return to the Thunder Lake day use area or Boat Launch for a fire, hot chocolate, and s'mores.

Phone: 780-305-6921

Upcoming Courses & Trips - Winter 2017/2018

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

January 5 to 7, 2018 Frostbite Symposium - Winter Camping/Bushcraft/Survival - Completed

February 18 to 24, 2018 Karamat Winter Wilderness Living Skills/ Survival CourseSee video below

February 25 to 29, 2018 Winter Bushcraft and Snowshoe Trip - Freeman River

March 2, 2018  Moonlight Snowshoe Walk - Thunder Lake

March 10-11, 2018 Introduction to Survival Skills - Cartright Sny Camp

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!