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Our network of professionals is committed to delivering activities and services that respect the highest standards of quality and safety. Learn more about our commitment.

Outdoor and adventure therapy

Walking, running, skiing, paddling, discovering fauna and flora are just some of the activities that a person can choose to develop his or her physical or psychological condition and get in touch with others. Research has proven that nature and adventure can be beneficial to individuals. The following companies, which are using nature and adventure as a way of intervention, ensure that their target clientele acquire knowledge, change their behavior and attitude, develop a higher self-esteem and even surpass themselves.

Carbure Aventure

Carbure Aventure is managing the activities on Base de plein air André-Nadeau, on which it offers snow tubing, fatbike and snowshoe rentals, aswell as animated activites for families. The organism also offers specialised outdoor summer camps about outdoor adventure and mountain biking. These camps, based at Mont-Bellevue, built the reputation of the team, equally by the quality and innovation of the services. Dynamism, cooperation, education and innovation are at the core of our identity. 

 

Fondation Sur la pointe des pieds

Therapeutic Adventure for young people living with cancer 

The mission of the On the Tip of the Toes Foundation is to help young people living with cancer regain their well-being by facing the challenge of an exceptional therapeutic adventure expedition. Supervises by medical and outdoor experts, these expeditions also aim to change the image of cancer for the participants and the general public alike.

Nurrait - Jeunes Karibus

Nurrait | Jeunes Karibus promotes personal and social development among Nunavik youth through outdoor intervention programs. Three programs have been developed:

  • Nurrait: an educational program
  • Tuttuit: a developmental program
  • Ikaartuit: a developmental program targeting youth in vulnerable psychosocial situations.

We offer positive life experiences to nunavimmiut youth that contribute to the creation of support networks and the identification of coping strategies. The activities offered depend on the season and the program. The youth we work with develop self-awareness and an intrinsic motivation to act in accordance with their dreams, abilities and desires through intervention through nature and adventure.

Face aux Vents

Adventure therapy

To propose and develop supervised outdoor activities for a mentally challenged clientele, in collaboration with health, social services and community professionals. We plan the adventure therapies by taking charge of the material and organizational logistics, in order to allow the clinical staff to optimize the therapeutic interventions.

Horizon

Outdoor Health Services 

Horizon offers outdoor health services in the Gaspésie region. The mission of this health organization is to promote mental health and to contribute to the wellness of the population. The various services offered will foster the development of personalized tools to help overcome obstacles and replenish health. Those services will be delivered by health professionals whose focus is the betterment of each person's health. The sessions will always emphasize the outdoors as an ideal environment to promote health and wellness.

Maïkana

MAÏKANA offers mobilization, training and adventure intervention services to improve the mental health conditions of young people and optimize the potential and well-being of work teams within companies. At MAÏKANA, we connect each individual to nature and adventure in order to mobilize and optimize their full potential within their organization. Mobilize. Consolidate. Innovate. 

To bring out the collective intelligence within a group in the context of nature and adventure.  With our multidisciplinary team, the context of expedition and adventure becomes a kind of incubator and gas pedal of human potential. Being inspired by nature to take care of oneself is much more than our profession. 

It is a philosophy.

Desire to Discover

More than a canoe trip

Empower. Challenge. Discover. Take the time this summer to go on a multi-day canoe trip with Desire to Discover for a unique experience that will allow you to reconnect with nature and Quebec’s beautiful waterways. While focusing on a community of women and youth, we use canoe tripping as a vessel to get out into the wilderness and take time to challenge ourselves, reflect and create meaningful connections. We strive to make these trips a safe place for you to push your limits, and learn some valuable outdoor skills. Join a community of folks who have the desire to discover and enjoy the water this summer!

If you have never been in a canoe before there is nothing to worry about! Take a weekend canoe course that will be catered to your skill level. Whether it is your first time canoeing or your third summer in a canoe, a 2 day canoe course will help you feel ready to embark on your next canoeing adventure.
*No experience is required for any of the D2D canoe trips. Canoe courses are suggested before a white water expedition for beginner paddlers.

Custom canoe trips for your family or friends! Bring your group and a smile and we will take care of the rest! All included custom canoe trips designed to fit the goals of your group, flatwater or whitewater. All ages are welcome. *Must be a minimum of 5 days in length.

The team at Desire to Discover recognizes the privileges we have in being able to explore this land, and with your support we are working hard to provide meaningful opportunities for more women and youth interested in the wilderness.

Ex Situ Expérience

Ex Situ Experience is a center of expertise and innovation that specializes in psychosocial intervention through nature and adventure (IPNA). Unique in its kind, its singularity lies in the fact that its services revolve around three poles Intervention, Training and Research constituting the expertise of its team. Its recognition and its national and international influence allow it to offer levers of change to several vulnerable populations and to support different environments with a view to socio-ecological transition.

Natural Leadership

Discover the most beautiful natural sites in Quebec through an unforgettable multi-sensory immersion!

With Natural Leadership, our forest therapy walks (also called "forest bathing" or "shinrin yoku") will make you feel nature as you have never imagined it.
This 2-3 hour guided experience is accessible to all, and has proven benefits for your mental and physiological health.
In fact, science shows that forest therapy is the best antidote to chronic stress and burnout.
Natural Leadership immersions also allow you to improve your cognitive and leadership performance, simply by playing our nature connection games.
Available for the public and businesses.

Vallée Bras-du-Nord

A piece of heaven only an hour away from Quebec!

The Vallée Bras-du-Nord is a must-see outdoor destination, offering 80 kilometers of hiking and snowshoeing trails, more than 100 kilometers of single-track mountain bike trails and 17.5 kilometers of quiet river descents. Canyoning, via ferrata, fat biking, Hok skiing and guided off-piste skiing are also outdoor activities on offer.

With its magnificent falls and its breathtaking viewing points, Vallée Bras-du-Nord is one little piece of heaven for the outdoors enthusiasts!

 

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