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CPAWS chapters across Canada organize dozens of great events each year, from nature outings to educational opportunities to contests. Check out our events here, and visit your local chapter's site for more information.

The Big Wild Challenge: It’s back!

Planning a summer trip into the great outdoors? Want to help protect the nature you love?  Well stop right there – and get ready to register your trip as a Big Wild Challenge!

We’re inviting nature lovers from across the country to dedicate your next outdoor adventure – whether for a day, a week, or longer – to conserving Canada’s wilderness.  This is a unique way for you to help protect Canada’s amazing wilderness, and have a great time doing it.

Once you register trip as a Big Wild Challenge you can invite friends and family to support your adventure with a donation to CPAWS – Canada’s leading public wilderness conservation organization – right from your own web page.

There will be great prizes for participation, donated by Mountain Equipment Co-op!

Stay tuned for registration, opening mid-May!

Where will the money go?

All funds raised by the Big Wild Challenge will go towards supporting CPAWS’ conservation campaigns across Canada to protect “at risk” wilderness, from  vast and beautiful watersheds in Yukon and NWT, to B.C.’s highly endangered South Okanagan, to the Boreal forests stretching from Alberta to Quebec and our Maritime oceans, including the Bay of Fundy and Newfoundland’s  Grand Banks.

How do I know if my trip will qualify as a Big Wild Challenge?

Just check out these criteria below to see if your trip fits:

How to register

Registration will open in late spring 2013.

Check back on this page for updates, and subscribe to our e-news list to get updates directly to your inbox!

Big Wild Challenge

The Big Wild Challenge is an event run by you and for you! You can do anything you like as long as you're spending time outdoors and in the process raising money and awareness for conservation! 

View the whole site with information here!

Challenge yourself and never stop exploring the great outdoors! 

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