Who we are

Canadian Bushcraft is a proudly Native-owned school, focusing on subjects range from wilderness survival, traditional Indigenous skills, and land stewardship. We have been running courses in the central Ontario region since 2008, teaching skills in all seasons and all weather.

Canadian Bushcraft has successfully 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.

Our Instructors


Caleb Musgrave is a Mississauga Anishinaabe man from Rice Lake Ontario, who has been training in wilderness survival, bushcraft and traditional woodcraft since he was a child. Since 2008, Caleb has been the owner and director of Canadian Bushcraft, Ontario's leader in wilderness skills ranging from blacksmithing and homesteading, to week long survival training courses, to guiding long trips into the backcountry. He has hosted celebrities, and entire universities, teaching everyone who comes his way. Caleb has trained over twenty thousand individuals, both in the field and in the classroom. Since 2019 Caleb has been the host of Aboriginal People's Television Network's Wilderness and Cultural Survival series "Merchants of the Wild". Outside of visual media, since 2020 Caleb has also been the main host of the Canadian Bushcraft Podcast, a weekly online radio show, discussing all things wilderness.


Ryan Moffatt has been active in the outdoors his entire life. Completing his diploma in Outdoor Adventure at Fleming College gave him the drive to make his passion for the outdoors his career. Whether it be canoe guiding, hiking, nature photography, wilderness cooking, or snow-trekking, Ryan is a true lover of all things adventure. In 2019, Ryan became a member of Canadian Bushcraft's staff roster, and has since become a dedicated leader in the team. Ryan is also the co-host of the Canadian Bushcraft Podcast, and is often behind the lens on a lot of the videos and photos you see on our social media.