Winter Survival

  • Grades 7-12
  • located at either Davin or Zehner Wildlife Lands
  • Students are challenged as a team to complete tasks in a winter survival scenario. They will learn the basics of shelter building, fire lighting, ground-to-air rescue signals, and how to stabilize and transport a casualty.  
  • full day field trip
  • Students will be outdoors all day and need to be prepared with proper clothing, footwear, a nutritious lunch, snacks, and adequate water.
  • Students requiring a wheelchair can access these site by using the Outdoor Education sled. 

Related Documents:

Winter Survival Outdoor Field Trip Student Checklist
Winter Survival Challenge
Winter Cooking 
Winter Fire Building 


Curriculum Connections



Grade 6

Phys Ed

PE6.10 Apply controlled use of selected movement skills and variations (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative skills) as well as safe and environmentally friendly behaviors while participating in a variety of alternative environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, snowshoeing, roping, cycling, kayaking, aquatics, tobagganing, orienteering).

Phys Ed

PE6.13 Analyze and apply safety guidelines and rules that apply to the target games, invasion/territorial games, and alternate environment activities to develop an appreciation of their impact on self and others.

Grade 7


HT7.1 Assess the impact of past and current heating and cooling technologies related to food, clothing, and shelter on self, society, and the environment.


USC7.3 Commit to personal safety practices while acquiring basic first aid knowledge and skills.


USC7.5 Evaluate personal food choices and needs by applying accurate and current nutritional knowledge.

Phys Ed

PE7.9 Utilize selected movement skills and combinations of skills (i.e., locomotor, non-locomotor, and manipulative) to participate in a variety of alternate environment activities (e.g., skating, cross-country skiing, swimming, snowshoeing, cycling, hiking, skateboarding, roping, tracking, canoeing, downhill skiing, orienteering).

Phys Ed

PE7.14 Examine, evaluate, and represent both the historical and present impact of Canada's Northern people on the development of movement activity options as a means of supporting the well-being of self and others.

Grade 8

Phys Ed

PE8.8 Apply and adapt selected activity-related skills (e.g., carrying, paddling, gripping, hanging, wheeling, digging, fire building, snow ploughing, compass reading) and strategies required for participation in alternate environment activities (e.g., backpacking, hiking, cycling, overnight camping, canoeing, snowshoeing, wall climbing, in-line skating, skate boarding, cross-country skiing, tracking, roping, dog sledding, skating, orienteering, downhill skiing, tobogganing, quinzhee building).

Phys Ed

PE8.12 Demonstrate the skills required to administer basic first aid (e.g., scene management, seeking help, treating minor injuries, applying precautions for body fluids) required as a result of injury caused by participation in movement activities.