What is an Extreme Adventure?

Our Extreme Adventure Series is full of tough physical or mental challenges that push our limits and test our capabilities. Each program has its’ own barriers that ICD’s expert staff can support you through or determine your suitability for depending on the type. We have seen huge accomplishments over the years with impacts that last a lifetime!
This program has experienced leaders who are living full lives with type 1 diabetes. They love to mentor and share the skills and habits that have helped them reach their dreams. Our ICD leadership team has led more trips for type 1s than anyone else in the world.

Since we will be carrying all our supplies on our backs, it is VERY important to pack small and pack light! This is one of our rare programs where we will not be accepting everyone – this challenge is meant for fit and motivated participants with T1D. We are happy to assist anyone who is interested to sort out if this is the right hike for you, and provide advice on how to prepare to take on this challenge.
We are able to support additional needs for backpacks, high-end sleeping bags and head lamps upon request but proper hiking shoes/boots, rain jacket, athletic wear are required. Please reach out so we can help you be prepared for this adventure!

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Cape Chignecto Extreme Adventure | NS

May 15th-May 18th

Join us for our newest Extreme Adventure on the East Coast of Canada – Nova Scotia’s beautiful Cape Chignecto! Just two hours south of Moncton NB and three hours north of Halifax, Cape Chignecto is located at one of the 7 wonders of the world – the Bay of Fundy. This multi-day trek will have us hiking and backcountry camping along the 52-km coastal trail loop. This is one of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular adventures! Along the trail, you will experience towering sea cliffs, the world’s highest tides, pristine coastline, deep valleys, sheltered coves, rare plants, and remnant old-growth forests.

West Coast Trail | BC
May 23rd -May 30th

Join us for our 7th Annual Extreme Adventure on the West Coast Trail! Step out of your comfort zone and onto the West Coast Trail with some of the most adventurous T1Ds around, on one of the most gruelling hiking trails in North America… and also one of the most rewarding! Since leading the West Coast Trail Extreme Adventure for the first time in 2012, ICD has led over 50 individuals to challenge themselves by completing this incredible trek. This trek follows the iconic West Coast Trail on an 8-day, 75km hiking and backcountry camping expedition along the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island. The trail starts just outside of Bamfield, about 4 hours west of Victoria.


Assiniboine Extreme Adventure | AB
June 29th-July 6th

You belong in the mountains! Join I Challenge Diabetes on the adventure of a lifetime. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains of British Columbia the Assiniboine Lodge cabins are awaiting your arrival. Mountain views, comfy cabins, and stunning scenery are the backdrop to this unique ICD event. Join us as we explore the mountains and learn how to manage our diabetes while hiking the peaks and valleys of B.C.

Killarney Extreme Adventure | ON
Aug 3rd-Aug 8th

This is ICD’s only 2020 Extreme Adventure involving backcountry travel by canoe! Killarney is located just outside of Sudbury, about four and a half hours north of Toronto. We will be canoeing, hiking, and camping together as a group through the Park’s iconic landscape of beautiful lakes and striking granite ridges of the LaCloche mountain chain.

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Tobermory Extreme Adventure | ON
Aug 15th-Aug 19th

This trek follows the iconic Bruce Trail on a 5-day hiking and backcountry camping expedition through Bruce Peninsula National Park. The park is located just outside of Tobermory, about four hours north of Toronto on the Niagara Escarpment. Part of a World Biosphere Reserve, this area boasts a huge diversity of wildlife, plants, and rock formations. Along the trail, you will experience amazing cliff-top views of Georgian Bay, sea caves, and ancient forests. Some of the sights along the trail are simply unforgettable, like the infamous ‘grotto’, a beautiful swimming hole located in a cavern where the Niagara Escarpment opens up to the aquamarine coloured waters of Georgian Bay.


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