Canadian Bushcraft

About Us


Canadian Bushcraft has been running courses in the central Ontario region since 2008. We are an all-year business, teaching skills in all seasons and all weather. Canadian Bushcraft is proudly a Native-owned business. Focusing on subjects as vast as Wilderness survival, Traditional Indigenous skills, and land stewardship, Canadian Bushcraft is at the forefront of wilderness education.

We are located on the scenic north shore of Rice Lake. Our primary location is the infamous “Camp Mud”, in the mixed hardwood forests of Hiawatha First Nation. Wildlife runs rampant here, with sightings of sandhill cranes, bald eagles, common bitterns, white-tailed deer, fisher, otters, muskrats and many more. Birdwatchers flock to this region every spring to try to catch sight of rare or endangered migratory birds.

Canadian Bushcraft has run programs for the University of Guelph, Trent University’s Indigenous Environmental Studies Program, Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board, several Outdoor Education Centres, and countless First Nations Communities. Our eclectic roster of instructors makes us capable of teaching a large variety of subjects, and we have been hailed as being one of the most informative wilderness schools in the country.