Official Launch January 1, 2023
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Who We Are?
A family business, owned and operated by Dale and Colleen Kiselyk.
Why We Are?
We believe in sharing our passions with others in a fun and safe manner.
We are located in Barrhead, Alberta, Canada, where Prairie Parkland meets the great Boreal Forest.
Offering courses and programs since 1998. Incorporated as Nature Alive in 2007. Added an online store in 2017
Who Is The Team?
Dale Kiselyk - Owner/Instructor
Colleen Kiselyk - Owner/Instructor
Scott Williams - Instructor
About Dale Kiselyk
Dale - Peanut Lake Shelter
Dale - Drum Circle at Alberta Senior Games
Dale - Athabasca River
About Colleen Kiselyk
Colleen was raised in the city of Edmonton and found every excuse to be outside; whether it was climbing trees, splashing in puddles or exploring the river valley on foot or by bicycle. She completed her Bachelor of Education degree and promptly exchanged the confines of the city for small town life. Colleen is still in the process of raising five girls and keeps busy running, swimming, cycling, paddling, camping, hiking, coaching, teaching and creating healthy, wholesome food for her family. She is an accomplished marathoner and triathlete and she is known locally as the ‘crazy running lady’ who braves -30 degree weather, wind, and rain at all costs to satisfy her passion for running and cycling.
Colleen is a certified Waterfront Canoe Instructor and has spent countless hours every summer in the bow of a canoe, challenging and developing her skills on the many rivers that she has been able to explore with her husband, Dale. And together, they spend countless hours every winter wishing that they were back in a canoe on a river!
Colleen excels at creating an inviting and open atmosphere on all our canoe programs, drum circles, and bushcraft courses and trips. Colleen’s enthusiasm and excitement for anything outdoors is contagious and she is always ready to dig in and work hard behind the scenes to ensure the success of all our adventures.
Colleen - Vermillion River, Kootenay National Park
Colleen - in the Super Shelter
About Scott Williams
Scott - Winter Camp 2014
Dale and Scott - Bow River
Experience the splendor of Winter Camping
Consider the Themes below, then choose your adventure:
Winter Hot Tent Camping - Build your confidence with snowshoe trekking, canvas tents with stoves, navigating frozen rivers and lakes, and all the gear to be comfortable in winter.
Animal Tracks and Sign - Learn to read animal tracks and sign, and gain deep knowledge of the intimate lives of boreal animals.
Life on the Trap Line - Experience how to set traps, harvest animals, process hides, and travel the trap line.
Winter Survival/Bushcraft Skills - Focussed on outdoor skills for winter such as: sawcraft, axecraft, winter shelters, processing firewood, firelays for winter, knife skills, snowshoes, winter clothing selection, and more.
Winter Hot Tenting/ Camping Introduction
February 3-5, 2023
Learn about clothing, footwear, tents, stoves, snowshoes, cookwear, and freight toboggons. Comfortable base camp at Nature Alive Adventure Centre.
Animal Tracking Workshop - Winter
February 25 & March 11, 2023
Learn to read and understand animal tracks, trails, and signs.
Life on the Trap Line
Cost - $1100
Understand animal tracks, trails, and signs. Discover how to set traps for various animals, locate prime areas for trapping success, process animals and prepare hides for a multitude of uses.
Nearly 90% of our courses and trips arise from groups and individuals contacting us, and hiring us specifically for their needs.
We would like to build a custom adventure for your group