Life’s tough. Are you ready?

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Why choose SSC?

Paul Cobham, SIA IV, is ex- British Military (Retired) with 30 years’ experience in the field of survival. SIA IV is currently the highest survival instructor level in the world, and the only civilian survival instructor training course designed around proven SAS survival principles. Paul’s friendly and down to earth approach turns learning into an adventure. A certified Wilderness First Responder, Paul is also well qualified to perform first aid in a wilderness setting. From its secluded location in the highlands of Cape Breton, to the relevant and hands-on teaching style of its instructors, SSC gives its clients a truly unique, personalized survival experience. Private classes with Paul are available: email for details. Paul’s rate for speaking engagements is $250.00 plus travel expenses. Paul is also available as a survival consultant to media firms, and TV and film production companies. His consultancy fee is $500 a day plus expenses. Why choose a SIA IV Instructor?

Getting to Cape Breton

Halifax International Airport handles flights from Europe, USA and Canada, then it is a short 40 minute flight to Cape Breton’s Sydney Airport. With prior notice and for a small extra charge, we can meet you at Sydney Airport and transport you to SSC. We can, with sufficient notice, provide on-site training anywhere in the world that is close to an airport.
“Comprehensive, professional and most of all, fun. Paul is a natural teacher who makes learning easy. I couldn’t recommend him more highly.” ~ Mark D., Toronto

What we do

We provide survival training on all levels, from absolute beginner through to expert. We teach families, individuals, groups, media crews and corporate teams. Custom courses are available upon request. We also provide instructor training using the SIA IV course from the UK, the only civilian survival instructor course designed around proven SAS survival principles.  We also offer a comprehensive program of first aid training in partnership with Sirius Wilderness Medicine. 
A beautiful view - but not so pleasant if you're lost.

Life’s tough. Are you ready?

News update for 2016    Update January 2016.  For 2016  We will be offering  only 5  intensive  weekend training sessions to the general public at our Cape Breton location. Commencing March  2016  through to November 2016 these will be weekend based courses runing from Saturday  to Sunday evening.  Sessions will be limited to those who pre register  and are accepted  We will cover Intro to basics, map reading  Survival first aid and much more.  These courses  are full intensity cramed with  classroom studies, field work and significant hands on, do not expect to get much sleep.  We will be posting  course dates  and structures Mid January and as we make them available. General Public 2016 DATES. March 26th to 27th June 18th to 19th August 20th to 21st August 27th to 28th  young survivor weekend October 15th to 16th November 19th to 20th Those that have been placed on waiting lists will receive a e-mail very shortly.      

Survival School Canada

Paul Cobham, Chief Instructor at SSC. We are surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoilt wilderness.

The first and only civilian Survival School in North America with a SIA Level IV

Instructor. Authentic, accessible, relevant survival strategies for today’s world.

Life’s tough. Are you ready?

Where we are

Survival School Canada is located on the Cabot Trail in the highlands of Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Our secluded and very private training facility comprises 25 acres with a further 100 acres a short hike away. Accommodation in our woodland campsites is quiet and private. Our 100 acres of forest is used for field trips and advanced training courses. The entire property is surrounded by thousands of acres of unspoiled and provincially protected Wilderness Area.
Our winter survival courses will teach you how to survive in these unforgiving conditions.