Class - Wildlife Tracking Winter 24 - Chris Outdoors

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Winter Wildlife Tracking

Learn to Identify & Read the Stories Written in Wildlife Tracks

This fun and interactive class will open your eyes and senses to an entire world hidden around you. Walking through the forest will never be the same again!

Join me for a fun and enlightening day out on the land. You will learn to find and interpret the story written in the tracks and signs left behind by the amazing wild creature we share this earth with.

We will also explore techniques for moving unnoticed across the landscape and being more aware so you notice, see, hear and experience more in the woods.

This workshop includes an online session to help you learn foundational tracks, patterns and wildlife knowledge so you can make the most out of your day on the land.

In-Person Date & Time: Sunday, February 4th, 10am - 4:30pm

Location: The Wolf Den Nature Retreat, Oxtongue, Ontraio

Online Session: Monday, January 29th, 7pm - 8:30pm EST

Cost: $140 + HST**   Only 8 spots!

** Includes online intro to tracking session and bird language video series.

Wildlife Tracking Course Ontario

Accommodations may be available at the Wolf Den Nature Retreat for an additional fee. You can contact them at: 1-866-271-9336 or

Age Requirement: All Chris Outdoors offerings are designed as adult education programs. Participants must be over 18 to attend. Youth over 14 may attend with a parent in some situations. Please email contact us prior to registering to inquire if you are interested in bringing a youth participant with you.

IMPORTANT: As a participant you will be on your feet most of the day, hiking off-trail across uneven terrain and potentially up hills. We will also be outside the entire time regardless of the temperature or weather. If you are unable to confidently walk on uneven ground, uphill (there will be lots of short breaks as we look at things and do activities), or be outside for multiple hours in cold temperatures, this workshop may not be for you.

Meet Your Guide, Chris Gilmour... 

Wildlife Tracker

Meet Chris...

I've always loved the outdoors, but it wasn't until my early twenties that I realized how little of nature's language I was aware of.
After meeting a few mentors, I realized I enjoyed nature more as a spectator and tourist than an active and aware participant in nature's story.

I wanted to build deep relationships with all the amazing species we share this planet with, to know them like friends and family.

This sent me on a 20+ year (and counting) journey of rediscovery. I travelled North America studying wilderness survival, tracking, bird language, foraging and more from dozens of teachers.

I learned to read and interpret the tracks, trees, bird calls and other signs like words in a storybook. A story full of wonder that is all around us. And a story that many (myself included earlier in life) did not even know existed.

This new way of relating to the natural world completely changed my life. One of my biggest passions is sharing this with others, which I have been doing for the past two decades through Chris Outdoors and other organizations.