Customized Group Programs: Hooksum Outdoor School - ongoing

Hooksum Outdoor School specializes in designing custom programs. Whether your group is interested in a quiet weekend retreat, an immersion into the natural and cultural history of Hesquiaht territories, or a challenging week-long surfing adventure.




Hooksum Outdoor School Society


Hesquiat Harbour
PO Box 352, Tofino, BC


Group programs range from one day to two weeks in length.

Some of the groups who have visited Hooksum include: Universite de Saint-Boniface, Royal Roads University, Rivers Oceans and Mountains School, Ballenas Secondary School, Britannia Secondary School, Wickaninnish Elementary School, Ucluelet Elementary School, Maaqtusiis School, and Outward Bound.

Activities include: day and overnight hikes and paddles, surfing, ecosystem mapping and inventories, intertidal zone discoveries, sea kayaking, studies of culturally modified trees and forests and much, much more.

“I think we have just decided that every year we will bring a Ballenas group to Hooksum so just book us in around the same time each year automatically…The Ballenas kids have some great stories to tell. Darren and I just smiled stupid for quite a few days after getting back when people asked us how the trip went…” Allen Halverson, Ballenas Secondary School teacher

How to register:

To enquire about a custom program for your group email Hooksum today. Visit the Hooksum Outdoor School website to get an idea of what is possible, then working together you and Hooksum will come up with a program that fits your goals and group.