Adventure . . .

Extraordinary experiences and transformative journeys

You can find us on the water and in the mountains — we even make it into the classroom. Our courses cover skill development and leadership training in a variety of adventure sports to prepare you for a career in adventure tourism.

Adventure Studies

Take it to the limit with a career in adventure

We offer the finest and most extensive adventure studies training in the world. We create exceptional educational experiences to foster students' physical, mental and emotional development so as to be of service to the global adventure industry.

Why Adventure Studies?



Adventure Guide Certificate

Start off with an introduction to adventure sports and the adventure industry with extensive time on field activity courses and compressed and modularized classroom course instruction.



Adventure Guide Certificate

In Iceland: Essentially the same as our TRU-based certificate — an introduction to adventure sports and the adventure industry — but with the added dimension of studying in Iceland.



Adventure Guide Diploma

After you get your certificate, move on to this fast-paced course of study comprised of field trips, outdoor skills instruction, and self-directed expeditions.




Canadian Mountain and Ski Guide Certification

Training courses and exams help guides and instructors gain certification to the highly respected standards of the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides.



Bachelor of Tourism Management

Concentration in Adventure Studies

Give your career a boost by using credits earned with our other programs toward a degree in tourism management, with a concentration in adventure studies.



Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies

Concentration in Adventure Studies

Build your own degree program, with the help of a faculty member, to suit whatever interests you most in adventure studies.


What you need to know:

  Adventure tourism is one of the fastest growing segments of the tourism industry in British Columbia.

  Guides are the backbone of the adventure tourism industry.

  Growing companies in the adventure tourism industry are looking for employees who are qualified in adventure sport activities and who possess effective interpersonal, hospitality and organizational and business skills.

  The Adventure Studies Department office receives dozens of job offers each year, and many companies have realized the benefits of hiring exclusively from this resource of adventure students.


Questions? Phone our program assistant at 250-828-5221 or send email to adventure@tru.ca.