Terms & Conditions

We'd love to have you join us; please take the time to enroll now to avoid disappointment. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Many of our activities are very popular and at popular locations, and therefore reservations can be difficult to obtain, so your early response is important. Since applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, a payment for the full fee or a $500.00 deposit must accompany your application to reserve your space. The entire fee must be paid 60 days prior to the program's inception; failure to complete payment may be treated as your cancellation, as if in writing. Fees vary as indicated in the brochures and web site. Services included vary; all programs do not include identical services. If a program is full or canceled, your deposit will be returned. We cannot guarantee landscape, transportation, or weather conditions. Trip, baggage, medical, and evacuation insurance is offered by several commercial carriers.

Visas and Passports:

Obtaining and paying for government-required documents are the responsibility of individual participants. In certain circumstances, we will try to facilitate applications, but we are not a government agency and cannot take responsibility for obtaining or issuing such documents.

Inoculations and Other Health Matters:

In those locations where there are special health and disease concerns, you will be informed. However, you are personally responsible for maintaining and keeping current your inoculations, prescriptions, and dietary regime. Specific information about foreign locations is available from the Center for Disease Control by telephone 1-877-394-8747 or by fax 1-888-232-3299.

Group Size:

Compared to most similar operations, our group sizes are very small. The group sizes indicated for any particular activity are probable limits set without knowing who will be participating. The number of participants may be slightly increased or decreased at the discretion of the leader.

Your Responsibilities:

It is important for you to understand that by enrolling in and attending a program you are accepting certain risks. Your application shall serve as a release of our liability and a complete assumption of all risks by you and your heirs, administrator, executors, successors, and assigns for all members of your family and any persons accompanying you. Your signature on the application indicates that you are aware that travel, wherever it may be and by whatever means, involves some inherent risk of injury, illness, death, loss, or damage to personal property, which may be caused by forces of nature, negligence or actions of others, or other agencies. In consideration of, and as part of the payment for, your participation in our programs, workshops, excursions, exploratories, expeditions, or other activities, you are voluntarily releasing Timothy Knowles, Deborah Keegan, The City Kitchen and all those involved with it from any liabilities because you are assuming the risks yourself. You are voluntarily traveling to areas which may be remote or foreign, mountainous or wilderness, and which may not be operated nor maintained to the standards to which you are accustomed and therefore may involve certain additional risks, dangers, and inconveniences including, but not limited to, forces of nature, terrorism, civil unrest, wild animals, hotels and other accommodations, airplanes, vehicles, taxis, boats, roads, walkways, trails, and other means of conveyance. You must be aware that medical services or facilities may not be readily available during all or part of the trip, and that this includes emergency medical care, presence of physicians, and adequate medication. We assume no responsibility for medical care or any special dietary requirements you may have. In addition, your application signifies that you release and will hold harmless Tirif" color="#000000" size="2">Pricing of Trips:

All pricing is in Canadian dollars and based on exchange and room rates at the time of scheduling. We reserve the right to amend prices without prior notice. If such increases become necessary, we will inform you as soon as possible. Rates are based on group tariffs; if the trip does not have sufficient registration, a supplemental fee may have to be charged or the trip may be canceled. Where accommodations are included in pricing, costs are based on twin occupancy. Singles, when available, are more expensive. If no one is available with whom you can share, or if you desire single rooms, we must ask you to pay a single supplement charge.

Refunds & Cancellation:

If you must withdraw more than 120 days before the trip departure date, your deposit, less any deposits made on your behalf with other suppliers, government agencies, etc., and less $100.00 administration costs will be refunded to you by check; deposits placed with such suppliers will be refunded when remitted to us. If you must withdraw within 60 days of the trip departure date, your entire fee may be forfeited unless the vacated place can be filled. Such cancellation charges are not transferable. If a program is full or canceled by us, your deposit will be returned.

Dates & Times:

Programs begin at the specified departure location on the date listed 3 hour before check-in time. Complete information is included with the packet you will receive after registration.


After receipt of your completed application, including appropriate fees or deposits, you will receive information regarding schedules and accommodations. Your early return of your application will significantly aid in obtaining your choice of accommodations, particularly if you desire single rooms. We will make appropriate reservations for you. Generally, twin-occupancy accommodations are included as part of our pricing. Single rooms, when available, are more expensive. If no one is available with whom you can share, or if you desire single rooms, we must ask that you pay a single supplement charge. Clients with single rooms may be compelled to share a room due to circumstances beyond our control.

Local Transportation:

All transportation costs to get to and from the Toronto departure and arrival location is the responsibility of the individual traveler.

International Transportation:

At all foreign locations, all land, sea and rail transportation is included in the trip cost. Detailed information will be specified in the itinerary. The trip cost includes roumothy Knowles, Deborah Keegan, The City Kitchen, as well as its officers, agents, sponsors, and associates, from any and all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands of every kind and nature whatsoever which you now have or which may arise in connection with your participation in any activities arranged by them including, without limitation, all liability, actions, causes of action, claims, debts, and demands related to the negligence of said persons. You must understand that travel with a group invariably involves compromise to accommodate the diverse desires, travel goals, personalities, and physical abilities of group members. You must further understand that while itineraries are carefully planned, they are not a guaranteed schedule of activities, events, or participation, but only an example. Participants must allow for flexibility and changes deemed necessary by the program leader. In addition, there may be situations beyond our reasonable control due to geographic, climatic, physical, or governmental restrictions that will cause further changes in timing, locations, and activities. You understand that there are no discounts or refunds for activities curtailed or otherwise affected by such circumstances. You have assumed the responsibility to select an activity appropriate to your physical abilities and interests. You are personally responsible for being in sufficiently good health to undertake the activity. By forwarding a signed application form and deposit, you certify that you do not knowingly have any physical or other conditions of disability that would create risk for you or other participants. We reserve the right to request a doctor's statement of good health. You will be responsible for studying all pre-departure information; for bringing all detailed and appropriate equipment and clothing; for conforming to standards of personal hygiene; and, for acting in a manner considerate of fellow group members and the locations and people visited. You understand that we reserve the right to cancel any activity and to accept or reject any person as a member of any activity. The program leader's judgment shall provide the ultimate determination of an individual's ability to participate in, or to continue to participate in, any activity or program. Your signature on the application is an acknowledgment of your understanding of your responsibilities and your consent and acceptance of them. All participants are urged to purchase appropriate travel insurance including trip cancellation and interruption insurance.

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