Approved Program Activities (No Waiver Required)

The following facilities in Calgary and the south central Alberta area do not require our members to sign waivers, have accepted Scouts Canada’s hold harmless agreement, or Scouts Canada has accepted their waivers.  Please confirm with your Area Support Manager to ensure any agreements are still valid.

City Venue Type of Activity Additional Information
Athabasca Wild by Nature Adventures Inc. Programming Activities
Banff Banff Trail Riders Inc. Horseback Rides, Wagon Rides
Banff National Park Discover Banff Tours Johnston Canyon Icewalk
Near Bragg Ck AB Easter Seals, Camp Horizon Camp
Brooks Maximum Adventure Park Bounce Houses, Bumper Cars, Laser Tag (403)363-9591
Brooks Rockwall Fitness Centre Inc. Indoor Rock Climbing
Calgary/Banff area Moose Mountain Ventures Inc (Moose Mountain Adventures) Horse-back Riding
Calgary/Banff area Padi Diving Scouts Canada members are permitted to sign a PADI release.
Calgary Arden’s Taekwon-do Inc. Obstacle, Taekwon-do Boot Camps
Calgary Aquabatics Calgry Ltd. Kayak, Canoe Indoor Pool
Calgary BPK Industries Inc. Parkour Classes
Calgary Extreme Air Park Trampoline Park
Calgary Flip Factory Inc. Gymnastics Sleep-overs
Calgary Roots 2 STEM Limited Junior Engineers
Calgary Telus Spark
Canmore Canadian Rockies Rafting Co. Ltd. Rafting Adventures
Canmore Town of Canmore Indoor Climbing Wall
Canmore Yamnuska Inc. dba Yamnuska Mountain Adventures Rock/Ice Climbing, Mountaineering and BackCoutry Travel Avalanche Training
Carvel Alberta Esprix Stables High Performance Riding Club Horse Riding/Theory Event
Cremona Area River’s Edge Camp Camp and Retreat
Cremona/Water Valley Area Dragon Flight Archery Archery
Edmonton Axehole Axe Throwing
Edmonton Eescape Escape Live Action Gaming
Edmonton Hela Ventures Ltd. Mountain Adventure School
Edmonton Jack Axe Inc Mobile Axe Throwing – Targets
Edmonton Rock Jungle Fitness Rock Climbing, Bouldering
Edmonton SideQuests Adventuress Inc. Escape Rooms
Edmonton YWCA Camp Yowochas YWCA Camp
Exshaw Mad Dogs & Englishmen Inc Dog Sled Tours
Kananaskis Village Guinn Outfitting Ltd.(Boundary Ranch) Horse Riding, Wagon Rides Team building activities
Medicine Hat, AB Carefree Adventures Kayak Lessons/Tours
Near North Battleford SK Blue Mountain Adventure Park Zipline, Climbing Wall, Multiple outdoor sports
Okotoks Big Rock Bouldering Inc. Bouldering Type of Rock Climbing
Regina St. James United Church Sleep-overs
Revelstoke Skytrek Adventure Park Ltd. All Park Activities
Rocky Mountain House Wildhorse Mountain Ranch & Outfitters Horseback Riding and Outdoor Adventures 403-729-2910
Winnipeg Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada Sleep-overs

Please Note

Some service providers who have signed indemnification agreements regularly hire new employees who are not aware of the agreement with Scouts Canada. Should an employee ask you to sign waivers ask the employee to check with their supervisor. Should you still be required to sign a waiver, please contact your Area Support Manager.

Scouts Canada members may not use the the Banff Centre Climbing Wall, the Calgary Climbing Centre, City of Calgary Leisure Centres climbing walls, or the Stronghold Climbing Centre for Scouting activities because these facilities have advised us that they require unacceptable waivers.

Some Scouters consider organizing “non-Scouting” outings for activities that require waivers. This is not a wise plan. Parents, who think the activity is still “sort of” Scouting, are likely to be upset when they learn that their child’s Scouts Canada insurance does not apply to the activity. Any adults organizing such trips are exposing themselves to unnecessary liability.

Challenging activities will remain part of Scouts Canada’s programs. Our national insurer believes that camping, canoeing, rock climbing, trial riding, etc. should be part of Scouting. The insurer is comfortable that we are trying to practice the best risk management possible but will not permit Scouts Canada to accept responsibility for the negligence of others. That is exactly what the majority of waivers require us to do.

You can help us keep challenging activities in Scouting. Please contact your Area Support Manager:

• About a program and service provider that requires a waiver and will not accept our hold Indemnification Agreement. We will try to negotiate with them.

• About an activity/facility that does not require a waiver. We will advertise them to other Scouters.

• Questions you may have about liability insurance.