School & Youth Groups

School & Youth Programs at Evans Lake

The Evans Lake Forest Education Centre is open year-round for field trips. Each booking for more than 40 people offers exclusive use of the facility, including full catering and accommodation for 118 people in 10 heated cabins and another 21 people in 6 semi-private rooms. Please review our Communicable Diseases Prevention Plan for group size maximums.

The Evans Lake Forest Education Centre is an inspiring place to learn about the wonders of our coastal forests. Students of all ages, from pre-school to university, come to Evans Lake to live and learn in nature’s classroom. While our focus is providing outdoor education in and about our forest environment, our facility is flexible enough to accommodate a variety of themes, from outdoor recreation to nature studies to teamwork and leadership opportunities to science or music retreats.

Our Executive Director coordinates all rental bookings, and assists with planning your program before you arrive at Evans Lake. Many of our activities have been developed especially for school groups, and we would love to help you figure out what will best meet your needs. Upon request, we can offer many ideas for fun, educational activities your class can use before your trip, while at the Evans Lake Forest Education Centre, and when back in the classroom after your trip. Onsite, our Program Manager is available to help you plan and coordinate your programs, and our qualified instructors are available to complement your school staff team.

Please click here for a list of Courses and Learning Opportunities or here to visit our Outdoor Education Page

If you are interested in an area that is not outlined in the above list, please reach out to us. A separate book of education programs may be available upon request, including more information like learning objectives and complete lesson plans, or we may be able to create a lesson catered to your specific learning goals.

2023 Rates


Price Per Person. Rates Apply to Rentals From March 01 – October 31. Low season rental rates noted below. Rates valid to December 31, 2023.

Group Size,

# of people

2 night minimum
1 night 2 nights 3 nights 4 nights
1-39 Please Inquire for rates (rates are pro-rated to 40 people)
40- 120 $103 $206 $309 $412

Weekday Rentals

Monday after 9:30 am to Wednesday by 11:00 am

Wednesday after 12:00 pm to Friday by 2:00 pm

Monday after 9:30 am to Friday by 2:00 pm

Rental Inclusions:

  • Rates include the accommodation, activities, 3 meals per nightly rental, plus snacks
  • Accommodations include the use of the cabins and rooms in the Rec Hall
  • Select a set program or we can customize a program with you!
  • Four instructors to assist with your program for eight hours a day each
  • All activities/courses, unless otherwise noted or discussed

Weekend Rentals

Friday- Sunday (and Statutory Holidays**)
Friday (Thursday) after 4:30 pm to Sunday (Monday) by 2:00 pm

Rental Inclusions:

  • Rates rates include the accommodation, activities, 3 meals per nightly rental, plus snacks
  • Accommodations include the cabins and rooms in the Rec Hall
  • Two instructors for up to 8 hrs/ day
  • Canoeing, paddle-boarding, archery, rock-climbing, low ropes, orienteering, swimming, field games etc.

Optional Additions

  • Additional host(s) or instructor(s)
  • Rock-climbing instructor – please inquire at booking
  • The prices for additional meal per person are as follows: Breakfast $13, Lunch $15; Dinner $17; Snack $4
  • Meal prices are based on the group menu that is provided. Modifications are subject to additional costs.
  • Special dietary requirements are subject to an additional charge of $5.00 per person

Day Use Rental

$75 per person- includes instruction and lunch. Group minimum 40 people, subject to availability. Additional information can be found here.

From 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


Low Season Rental

10% Off Rental Rates from November 01 – February 28 (rental includes 1 instructor)


* Additional meals may be added if there is no conflict with another group

** Additional charges apply for Statutory Holidays

*** One night rentals may be considered in the low season

Rates subject to change, inquire within.