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Outdoor Rec

Try a variety of outdoor activities in a safe and supportive environment


Youth, Young Adult


Lower Mainland


Fall, Winter, Spring

The Outdoor Recreation program offers participants with autism the opportunity to try a range of outdoor activities alongside peers and under the leadership of experienced instructors.  Activities vary by season but may include hiking, rock climbing and paddling. A great chance to try new things, have fun and meet new people in your community.


Program Structure

Outdoor Rec runs once a month, with registration taking place on a month-to-month basis.

  • Each event runs on one Thursday evening a month, for 1.5 hours (5:00pm-6:30pm)
  • Each lesson consists of 5-10 participants who may be split into smaller groups

The Outdoor Rec program is run in partnership with Power to Be.

Supports Provided

At Canucks Autism Network, we recognize that each individual with autism is unique. All individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome in our programs.

We strive to meet the unique needs of each program participant through conversation and collaboration. Please do not hesitate to contact our Youth & Young Adult Program Coordinator at [email protected] with any questions.

Please email [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Program Criteria

  • Ages 13+ (Must be of correct age when starting the program)
  • Have an autism diagnosis and an active CAN Membership
  • Individuals across the autism spectrum are welcome
  • Commitment to attend session (See Attendance Policy)

Registration Dates Vary

View the Leisure Guide for upcoming program dates and registration periods.

When registration opens, please visit our registration system to submit your request.