Q & A

International Travelers by Air:

There are two relatively close airports to the Global Bushcraft Symposium located at the Foothills Camp in Red Deer County, Alberta.
  1. Calgary International Airport (airport code: YYC) is located approximately 120 km away or 1 1/2 hour by automobile.
  2. Edmonton International Airport (airport code: YEG) is located approximately 200 km away or 2 hours by automobile.

There is no bus service to the event from the airports. The event is being held in the Alberta countryside and not close to any large cities.

At this time, please plan on coordinating your own travel to the symposium through using a car rental service which has a shuttle service to take you to the different car rental agencies.  If ride sharing or other opportunities become available to coordinate travel to the site, we will post on the website as we get closer to the event.

Pricing:

-All prices are in Canadian Dollars.
-The website uses paypal which accepts paypal or credit cards. Your credit card company will do the exchange on the payment.

Registration:

The registration fee will get you in the gate, access to vendors, theme camps, keynote speakers, presenters and breakout sessions. A tenting site is also included in the registration fee. All souvenirs, meal tickets and upgraded accommodation room number will be ready for pickup at the registration tent along with your registration package.

Souvenirs:

All souvenirs need to be pre-ordered. Hats, toques, t-shirts, and coins with the event logo on them make great souvenirs. All souvenirs purchased will be ready for pick up at the registration tent along with your registration package.

Meals:

Meals are an extra cost and need to be pre-ordered.  It is a package price. Meal tickets will be ready for pick up at the registration tent along with your registration package.

June 10 – Supper
June 11 – Breakfast, Lunch, Supper
June 12 – Breakfast, Lunch, Supper
June 13 – Breakfast, Lunch, Supper
June 14 – Breakfast

Accommodations:

Tenting is included in the registration. Upgrading to a cabin is an extra charge. These need to be pre-ordered to ensure a room. RV site in 15/30/50 amp are also available for an extra charge and need to be pre-ordered. If you upgrade your accommodations, then at the registration tent you will receive your room number.

-Main buildings (lodge, auditorium, Primary building, office, triplets, etc) are all connected by cement walking paths and have ground level entries.  Exception is Lodge that has long ramp on the East side, allowing access to upper lodge rooms and cafeteria.
-Theme camps would be more challenging, handi-scooter could likely access
-Cabins are accessed via sidewalks out front.  However, they are surrounded by rough ground or gravel roads to access main walks by meeting areas.
-Handi-scooters would have no troubles moving around
-Fully accessible restroom/showers are available on the north end of the main bathhouse.  These are first rate.

Breakout Sessions:

Several Breakout Sessions will happen in the morning and afternoon on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. These are a discussion type session with questions at the end of the session and are with people that are expert in their area.

Meet and Greet Sessions:

The Meet and Greet are where you can meet, have your picture taken, where you can purchase the author’s book and have it signed. These are the major voices of bushcraft. You will need to sign up for the Meet and Greet the day before them.