Become a turn of the century logger and learn classic survival skills through a trip into Kaslo’s history.
The year is 1891 and David Kane has his work cut out for him….not only has he had to survive for a whole year on his own at the proposed Kaslo townsite, he now has a workgang to train to help clear the expansive forest in order to lay out plans for the town. Good thing he has had a whole year to hone his own survival skills—by the look of these recruits, they definitely need some learnin’! Become one of David Kane`s “Workgang” to learn how loggers and prospectors newly arrived to the wild west of Kaslo would have lived off the land using bush skills in the year 1891.
We invite you to not only learn a few valuable skills for surviving in the great outdoors, but also get immersed about Kaslo’s early history in celebration of Kaslo’s 125`s Anniversary. In this character-based experience, Kaslo’s first official resident, David Kane will teach you outdoor survival skills such as fire-making or shelter-building, both essential skills to survive in the wild west of Kaslo in 1891. Using your newfound skills, you will become one with your historical character and work collaboratively with your group. You will overcome a challenge and find common ground with your opponents at the negotiation table in order to “win” important resources you will need to be a turn-of-the-century prospector. Bring the whole family to get into character (costumes included!), have some fun, and learn about the original skills and time-tested technologies of our ancestors. As new recruits to David Kane`s workgang, there`s much to learn, and much fun to be had!
Details/Good to Know:
- 9:00 am-12:30 pm
- Length of time: 3.5 hours
- Physical Challenge Rating: low
- Appropriate for families with kids above age 6
- Held outdoors
- Good footwear suggested
- Come prepared for heat, bugs, and sun
- Snacks and drinks (locally prepared)
- Historical skit
- All instruction and supplies for challenge, competition, and cooperation activities
- 12 persons max*
- Please contact us for private or special group bookings
- Price: Adult: $95 plus GST | Youth 12-16: $80 plus GST | Child 6-11: $60 plus GST
*A minimum number of guests from one or multiple groups are required for this experience to be offered. Please see experience small print.