Winter Hot Tenting/Camping Introduction February 3 to 5, 2023


February 3-5, 2023

Winter Hot Tent Camping is Spectacular and Amazing.

But to enjoy it safely and confidently, it does require more equipment and skills than camping in warmer months.

This weekend workshop will introduce you to everything you need to get started with winter hot tent camping.  All within the comforts of our Nature Alive Adventure Centre.

Topics include:

  • Clothing and Footwear
  • Choosing a Hot Tent for your style of adventure
  • Setting up a variety of Canvas Hot Tents with stoves and sleeping gear
  • Processing firewood and safe stove operation
  • Cooking on stoves and meeting water needs
  • Snowshoe selection
  • Buying and loading Toboggans, pulks, or sleds
  • How to deal with the bathroom

Participants will have the chance to sleep in the tents we set up, or stay in one of our heated cabins (extra fee per night)

Meals and Drinks are not included in the fee.  All participants are responsible for their own food and cooking.  

We have 5 different Hot Tents that we will be using for the weekend

The Hot Tents will be set up right at the Nature Alive Adventure Centre with access to the following:

  • Group Campfire Pit with chairs, parachute, tables, and plenty of warm drinks
  • Spiffy double outhouse
  • Heated Cabins as an option (Log Cabin - sleeps 4 $80/night) (Rest Nest - sleeps 2-4 $110/night) 
  • Staff Residence (in case of bitter cold or emergency) - has full kitchen, bathroom, meeting room, and First Aid station 
  • Trails and plenty of forest nearby
  • Parking nearby

What we Provide:

  • Tents and Stoves (yes you can bring your own if you like)
  • Foam mattresses and air mattresses are available by request
  • Some cots are available by request
  • Firewood
  • Saws and Axes (bring your own if you like)
  • Snowshoes (if the snow is deep)
  •  Shovels

Please contact Dale at 780-305-6921 if you have questions or concerns