Outdoor survival skills prepare us for the worst, such as falling into a well or discovering your boss is an alien at the company picnic. Stay alive through every eventuality with today's Groupon: for $12, you get two tickets to The Outdoor Adventure Show on Friday, February 25 at the International Centre, located in Mississauga (advance value of $20; at-the-door value of $24).
Spelunkers, scuba divers, and other real air-breathing species throng the annual Outdoor Adventure Show to feed on sports-demo spectacles and preseason deals on gear and travel. The expo's more than 300 exhibits entice onlookers to procure a retro steam-powered kayak paddle or plan an eco-friendly camping trip to the sun's spa resort. Pause at the whitewater pool populated with canoe and kayak experts fighting ferocious swells, or take in a scuba demonstration at the dive tank before clambering up the rock wall to echolocate kindred spirit animals.
The Outdoor Adventure Show
If you've got the gear and the guts, there's no limit to the experiences the world offers. In Canada alone, a thrill-seeker can explore the unknown depths of a local waterway on a scuba dive, reach new heights with just a carabiner and some rope, get their speed fix on a mountain bike, and experience the raw thrill of giving each star in the night sky a nickname. All of these activities will have a stage at the show: professionals offer scuba demos in a dive tank, a rock wall awaits anyone bold enough to climb it, and the camping showcase spotlights some of the nation's best campgrounds and most reliable gear from top industry brands. Talks led by seasoned experts round out the three-day weekend presented by Ontario Tourism. Kevin Callan the Happy Camper will make an appearance, and Hap Wilson recalls the 60,000 kilometres he's traveled by snowshoe and canoe.