2024 Adventure Registration is NOW OPEN!
Our Extreme Adventures – hiking the 75km West Coast Trail, 10-day canoe trips through the Bowron Lakes, and more – are full of tough physical and mental challenges that push our limits and test our capabilities. Not sure if you are ready to go extreme? We offer 2 and 3 day weekend adventures for families, wee challengers, tweens and teens, who are eager to test the waters and trails with ICD!
Our Adventures have 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.
Participating in an Extreme Adventure is an amazing chance to push through boundaries with a team who lives with the same challenges as you. We have seen huge accomplishments over the years with impacts that last a lifetime!
The beauty of this program is that the benefits don’t just stop at this one adventure. If we are successful in learning how to manage diabetes in the midst of these other extremely challenging physical and mental endeavours, it greatly increases the chances we will be able to stand up to the regular barrage we encounter in our daily lives
May 31-June 2, 2024
Grand River Extreme Adventure
This adventure is an amazing intro to canoeing white water rapids mixed with an involved camping experience. Join us for 3 days and 2 nights camping and canoeing along the Grand River as we travel down from Paris through Brantford. Our trip will start with some games and front-country camp fun on our first night, and will take us paddling downstream through some epic rapids, amidst various adventure opportunities!
June 7-10, 2024
Cape Chignecto Extreme Adventure
Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, NS
Join us for our most Eastern Extreme Adventure in Nova Scotia’s beautiful Cape Chignecto! Just two hours south of Moncton NB and three hours north of Halifax, Cape Chignecto is home to one of North America’s 7 Natural Wonders- the Bay of Fundy. This multi-day trek will have us hiking and backcountry camping along the 52-km coastal trail loop.
Not only is this one of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular adventures, but it is one of ICD’s most diverse 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.
June 27 -July 2, 2024
Turbine Canyon Extreme Adventure
NEW FOR 2024! Turbine Canyon, in Kananaskis Alberta features a backpacking loop over 45km in length, with no shortage of elevation change- offering a grand challenge with epic, mountainous views.!
Experience one of the best hiking trails in the Rocky Mountains and share lifelong memories with others living with Type 1 while taking on this extreme adventure. The Turbine Canyon Extreme Adventure is bound to be 5 of the most challenging, yet rewarding days and nights of your summer!
July 5-7, 2024
Rocky Mountain House Family Adventure
Hela Ventures, RMH AB
Join us for 3 days and 2 nights camping and rafting the North Saskatchewan River.
We are fully prepared to help with diabetes management: carbs, sites, troubleshooting, etc. Ideal for tweens and teens not sure about being in nature… and their parents too, this adventure is open to those 7 years of age and up, seasoned campers and beginners alike!
July 13-19, 2024
Algonquin Extreme Adventure
Algonquin Provincial Park, ON
Algonquin Park is considered among the best canoe tripping locations in all of Ontario! With countless circuits circumnavigating hundreds of lakes, any canoe trip in Algonquin is bound to provide a diverse range of natural features and exciting experiences. We will be canoeing through the park where we will come across amazing marshes, hop from lake to lake experiencing a few portages, and enjoying life off the grid! That means sleeping in tents, cooking over fires and camp stoves, long relaxing paddles, fresh air, wildlife sightings and a truly indescribable experience altogether!
If any of this is new to you do not worry, this is where your guiding team comes in. We will guide you step by step through this journey including support on managing diabetes in this wilderness environment.
July 25-28, 2024
Coldwater Youth Adventure
Sugar Valley Farm, ON
Join us for a dynamic adventure camp this summer! Located about an hour north of Toronto, at Sugar Valley Farm, we will be exploring everything the Copeland Forest and its surrounding areas have to offer. From canoeing to camp fires, nature walks to epic hikes, bouldering to over 40ft of belayed tree climbing—there is no question your days up north will be jam-packed with fun.
Open to teens, tweens and young adults, this adventure program will give you a taste of the outdoors in an extreme-nature. This adventure offers the opportunity for you to develop your outdoor skills, diabetes management skills, and friendships along the way. Experience is not required, but a general willingness to learn and try new things will ensure success!
August 2-5, 2024
Coldwater Family Adventure
Sugar Valley Farm, Coldwater ON
Join us for a dynamic, 4 day/3 night family adventure this summer! Located about an hour north of Toronto at Sugar Valley Farm, we will be exploring everything the Copeland Forest and its surrounding area has to offer. From canoeing on McCrae Lake to camp fires, nature walks to epic hikes, bouldering to over 40ft of belayed tree climbing—there is no question your three days up north will be jam-packed with fun.
Ideal for families, this adventure program will offer you and your loved ones the opportunity to experience the outdoors like never before, all while learning new hard skills, diabetes management tools, and making lasting connections with other type 1 families. Experience is not required, but a general willingness to learn and try new things will ensure success!
August 9-11, 2024
Island Family Adventure
Prospect Lake, Victoria BC
Join us for a weekend full of family fun at Power to Be’s Prospect Lake Outdoor Adventure venue. Come connect, and support one another amidst a diverse adventure, where we will camp, cook, canoe, and find fun ways to challenge each other.
Don’t miss out on three days of epic adventure, no matter your skill level. All are welcome, especially if this is new to you! This is an amazing opportunity to learn about yourself, your family, and meet others dealing with similar challenges, in a fun, new environment.
August 9-11, 2024
Tobermory Family Adventure
Bruce Peninsula National Park, ON
With 3 fun-filled days, we will be enjoying the breathtaking sites of the Grotto, the Georgian Bay, and the most beautiful parts of the Bruce Trail. On this adventure open to the whole family you will have the opportunity to learn the basics of front-country and backcountry camping, see what hiking a trail with all your gear is like, and create lifelong memories exploring Tobermory’s gorgeous rocky beaches.
Come one, come all. This is a great option for youth living with T1D to get a taste of adventure with a sibling, parent, friend, etc, or for anyone new to hiking that is excited to experience the beauty of the Bruce Peninsula while bonding with a diverse group.
August 14-18, 2024
Tobermory Extreme Adventure
Bruce Peninsula National Park, ON
Explore the Bruce Peninsula National Park in Tobermory, Ontario in an Extreme fashion! With over 20km to cover in 5 adventure-filled days, we will be hiking the most gorgeous part of the Bruce Trail. With epic views including the infamous Grotto, swimming in the crisp Georgian Bay, and gazing the stars on Tobermory’s beautiful rocky beaches, the challenge of hiking with our gear each day is sure to pay off.
August 15-22, 2024
West Coast Trail Extreme Adventure
Vancouver Island, BC
Since leading the West Coast Trail Extreme Adventure for the first time in 2012, ICD has led over 60 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.
This trip is open to strong teens and adults with T1D who are physically fit, and can carry 30% of their body weight in a pack on their back. If you are willing to work hard and endure some physical difficulties to enjoy some amazing rewards, this trip is for you!
Thinking about Participating?
Due to the intensity in the duration and level of challenge in our extended backcountry Extreme Adventures, we encourage you to reach out to our expert staff to support you in determining your suitability! Be honest about your previous experience and fitness level – though we absolutely believe in challenging ourselves to new limits, we don’t want anyone to be unsafe.
If it would be your first time adventuring with us, fret not – trained leaders are there at every event to support all participants. We can support you as you source required equipment (i.e. tents, sleeping bags, hiking backpacks, etc) on our detailed packing lists.
If you’re unsure if you’re ready, test the waters (literally and figuratively!) with one of our shorter duration Adventures!