The Best Outdoor Team Building Activities for National Parks

July 5, 2017 | News
The Best Outdoor Activities for National Parks

In honour of Canada’s 150th birthday, Parks Canada is giving out national park passes for free in 2017! Discover how you can take advantage of this offer and build a stronger team with the top outdoor activities to do at national parks.

Throughout 2017, Parks Canada is giving out national park passes for free to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. If you and your team are looking to take advantage of this offer, why not get out and experience Canada’s national parks with an exciting outdoor team building activity?

With over 40 national parks in Canada and more than 15 outdoor activities to choose from, there’s never been a better time to get outside, build a stronger team, and celebrate our beautiful country.

Top Five Team Building Activities for Parks


1. Corporate Castaways

Based on the popular TV show, Survivor, Corporate Castaways transforms your teammates into tribemates. Groups take on a series of mental and physical challenges to see who can outwit, outplay, and outlast the competition.

What makes Corporate Castaways great for parks?

Ideal for large natural spaces, Corporate Castaways offers a variety of outdoor challenges inspired by the TV series, Survivor.

Everything was so well done and well organized! The explanations were so simple and easy to understand. The main purpose of this event for us as a company was to build team spirit and work together as our offices are spread out across Canada. You helped us achieve this. Thank you! — Canderel Management Inc. (Corporate Castaways)


2. Cardboard Boat Building Challenge

Make waves at your event with the Cardboard Boat Building Challenge. In this activity, teams must work together to build boats out of nothing but cardboard, and test them in the water to see if they’ll stay afloat.

What makes Cardboard Boat Building Challenge great for parks?

This event requires a body of water for teams to test their cardboard vessels in, so parks with access to lakes or the ocean work perfectly.

Overall, the cardboard boat building was a huge success! Our group came away from that activity full of energy and everyone had nothing but rave reviews. Great team work activity and lots of laughs. Would highly recommend it to all types of groups of any age. Thank you for a wonderful team building activity. — Teck Resources Limited (Cardboard Boat Building Challenge)


3. CI: The Crime Investigators

An interactive activity, CI: The Crime Investigators gets teams working together to follow evidence, uncover hidden clues, and, ultimately, solve a crime.

What makes CI: The Crime Investigators great for parks?

Forests, fields, beaches, and large green spaces make a great backdrop for exciting and challenging crime scenes.

I would like to extend many thanks for the well-organized event that Samsung enjoyed last week. It was an action-filled adventure with many eager investigators striving to solve the mystery. Your team made the crime scenes look very life-like. Looking forward to organizing another event with Canadian Outback Adventures & Events in the future. — Samsung (CI: The Crime Investigators)


4. Eagle Glider Construction Challenge

Work together with your colleagues to build eagle gliders out of raw materials, and watch your finished products soar into the sky.

What makes Eagle Glider Construction Challenge great for parks?

Wide open spaces make an ideal location for this event. In a park, your team will be able to truly “stretch their wings” as they test their eagle gliders and watch them fly.

Very well put together event - our ENTIRE group participated, laughed, and had fun. Our Canadian Outback facilitator was very accommodating when our event ran long, and worked with our venue. I would recommend the program, it worked well for a diverse group like ours. — NWR Partnership (Eagle Glider Construction Challenge)


5. Custom Event

You and your team can take part in a custom team building event designed around your group’s goals, location, or theme! Our team works with you to bring your vision to life.

What makes a custom event great for parks?

The sky’s the limit when you work with our team to create a custom event. Parks offer endless possibilities for your customized team building experience.

Working with the team from Canadian Outback Adventures & Events was a wonderful experience. They accommodated everything we asked for into a custom football-themed event - which everyone really enjoyed. We had great feedback from all the team members! Our host was organized and on top of things the entire time, and on the day of the event, the execution was flawless. I really enjoyed working with the whole team! Thank you for a fabulous addition to our team building event day. — Minto (Custom Event)


Top National Parks in Every Province

  • Alberta – Banff National Park
  • British Columbia – Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  • Manitoba – Riding Mountain National Park
  • New Brunswick – Fundy National Park
  • Newfoundland and Labrador – Gros Morne National Park
  • Northwest Territories – Nahanni National Park Reserve
  • Nova Scotia – Cape Breton Highlands National Park
  • Nunavut – Auyuittuq National Park
  • Ontario – Bruce Peninsula National Park
  • Prince Edward Island – Prince Edward Island National Park
  • Quebec – Forillon National Park
  • Saskatchewan – Grasslands National Park
  • Yukon – Kluane National Park and Reserve

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