The O.C.C.

The Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is a nationally incorporated, non-profit, member-owned organization. The OCC has been founded to encourage, promote, and facilitate safety-oriented outdoor education and recreation programs, along with leadership opportunities, which are accessible to every Canadian.
The purpose of the Outdoor Council of Canada (OCC) is to ensure that the long-standing Canadian tradition of connection with, and involvement in, the natural world is maintained and nurtured in practical and accessible ways.

Field Leader

OCC offers certification which meet the requirements of activity within the provincial and national jurisdictions. Successful graduates will be certified as OCC ‘Field Leader’ with a ‘Level 1 Hiking’ and/or ‘Equine’ specialization.

The Course

The course will be split between in-class learning (65%) and field exercises (35%). The learning format will be primarily guided experiential learning.


The only prerequisite for this course is a love of the outdoors and a passion to share that experience with others.

If you are taking this as a LL1 (Paddling) you will need to have a flat water certification to activate the certification. This can be completed at a later date.


The cost of this course is $160 per person.

Company Info

Painted Warriors Ranch

Mountain View County, Alberta