The Path Less Taken

Outdoor Environmental Inquiry Education

Outdoor Environmental Inquiry Education

The Path Less Taken is...

The Path Less Taken aims through outdoor experiences and environmental education to connect you to your local landscape by fostering an interest and understanding of the environment whether you are an educator, family or life long learner.  The Path Less Taken offers the following services and resources:

The Path Less Taken is...

The Path Less Taken aims through outdoor experiences and environmental education to connect you to your local landscape by fostering an interest and understanding of the environment whether you are an educator, family or life long learner.  The Path Less Taken offers the following services and resources:

The Path Less Taken Outdoor Experiences

A short drive west of Calgary will lead you to a vast wilderness area with pristine creeks, wildflower dotted meadows, rolling foothills and stunning, snow covered peaks.  This is Kananaskis Country, a provincially protected gem of Alberta.  What better way to explore this awe-inspiring terrain than with a Guided Interpretive Hike! 

Your guide, Leith Monaghan, will bring a wealth of local knowledge but also a high level of safety and professionalism.  Your guide will have:

  • Apprentice Hiking Guide, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
  • Certified Professional Interpretive Guide, Interpretive Guides Association
  • 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader
  • Field Experience since 2001

Please visit our Experiences page for more information. 

The Path Less Taken Outdoor Experiences

A short drive west of Calgary will lead you to a vast wilderness area with pristine creeks, wildflower dotted meadows, rolling foothills and stunning, snow covered peaks.  This is Kananaskis Country, a provincially protected gem of Alberta.  What better way to explore this awe-inspiring terrain than with a Guided Interpretive Hike!

Your guide, Leith Monaghan, will bring a wealth of local knowledge but also a high level of safety and professionalism.  Your guide will have:

  • Apprentice Hiking Guide, Association of Canadian Mountain Guides (ACMG)
  • Certified Professional Interpretive Guide, Interpretive Guides Association
  • 80 Hour Wilderness First Aid Training
  • Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader
  • Field Experience since 2001

Please visit our Experiences page for more information. 

To reflect best practices during the time of Covid-19, Outdoor Experiences will be limited to cohort groups of 6 or less.  If you are interested in booking a hike or finding out more information please Contact us or visit us on Facebook

Interpretive Field Trip Guides

This is an educational field resource for the outdoor education teacher or inquisitive hiker that would like to add an educational component to their day hike.  Each Field Trip Guide will have an interpretive theme connected to a trail alongside GPS coordinates for points of interest.  Themes will be based on a combination of natural and human history unique to that location.  Interpretive Field Trip Guides can also be connected to specific Alberta curriculum outcomes, have grade/age appropriate recommendations, and a checklist of important information for pre-trip planning.  If you do not work in the educational field this is still a great resource to add interest and intrigue on your next day hike. 

For more information please visit our Shop.

Interpretive Field Trip Guides

This is an educational field resource for the outdoor education teacher or inquisitive hiker that would like to add an educational component to their day hike.  Each Field Trip Guide will have an interpretive theme connected to a trail alongside GPS coordinates for points of interest.  Themes will be based on a combination of natural and human history unique to that location.  Interpretive Field Trip Guides can also be connected to specific Alberta curriculum outcomes, have grade/age appropriate recommendations, and a checklist of important information for pre-trip planning.  If you do not work in the educational field this is still a great resource to add interest and intrigue on your next day hike. 

For more information please visit our Shop.

The Path Less Taken Environmental Education Resources

The Path Less Taken educational resources bring environmental and outdoor learning accessibly into your classroom.  Based on the Alberta Program of Studies with connections to our provincial landscape, these project-based inquiry units integrate curriculum objectives with environmental learning and outdoor skill development.  Each resource is based around a question of inquiry that is authentic, helping students to connect and make meaning of the natural world around them.  Students can work independently or collaboratively while given opportunities to consider different points of view, ask questions, and to think critically.  With a peaked interest and environmental understanding students can actively explore and enjoy their local landscape. 

The Path Less Taken resources provides you as the teacher with day-to-day student content that will help you meet curriculum objectives.  These units of inquiry do not prescribe how to teach the content to your students, rather it gives you content to work with as you please. 

Resources are available for purchase at our Shop. Please contact for Canadian prices. 

Let others take the route well travelled. By taking The Path Less Taken, you can develop a deeper connection and understanding of your natural world and oneself. It will make all the difference.

Let others take the route well travelled. By taking The Path Less Taken, you can develop a deeper connection and understanding of your natural world and oneself. It will make all the difference.