• The Explorer Series
        • The Explorer Series

          Pick an upcoming tour, come on your own or bring a few friends along. It’s that easy! Tours are offered on Saturdays and select dates throughout the year. Find out more >

        • Upcoming Departures

          Sat 20

          Hiking Siffleur Falls

          Saturday, October 20
          Sat 20

          The Classic Float Tour

          Saturday, October 20 @ 13:45
          Sat 27

          Hiking Coral Creek Canyon

          Saturday, October 27
        • The Explorer Pass

          Make the most of your summer in Central Alberta with the Explorer Pass. Get out on guided hikes, a float + food tour or a market tour. Enjoy some free ice pops, savings on private tours and activities, local food at the cafe and more. Don’t wait, get your pass now and start exploring. Find out more >

  • Summer Tours
  • Winter Tours
  • Red Deer's Ski Bus
        • Red Deer’s Ski Bus

          There’s no easier way to get to the mountains! Kick back and relax as we drive from Red Deer to your favourite resort. Head out for a great day on the slopes. Enjoy a hot chocolate at the bus before letting us take care of the drive home. Find out more >

        • Upcoming Departures

          Nov 10
          Nov 17
          Nov 24
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Breakfast Sandwich

Start the day right with egg + cheese, Big Bend Market ham or Viva-Deli sausage breakfast sandwich on our Montreal style bagels

Cold winter mornings made better...

The Café

Food is part of all great adventures. Stop by for a bite, plan your next trip or share tales of your latest adventure with friends.


Our baked goods, granola and bagels are made from scratch in our small kitchen. The selection varies from day to day, stop by to see what’s available today.


Montreal Style Bagel + Spread ……$4
Selection of fruit jams and cream cheeses

Fruit Salad ……$4

Granola + Fruits ……$6
Served with yogurt or milk

Breakfast Sandwiches ……$6
Served on a Montreal style bagel with cheddar cheese and sweet pepper and onion baked eggs. Options:

  • Viva Deli Sausage (selection varies)
  • Big Bend Ham
  • Big Bend Bacon

Breakfast Special: Sandwich + Fruit Salad + Coffee ……$10


Bagel Sandwiches ……$7
Served on a Montreal style bagel. Options:

  • Honey maple turkey with Boursin cheese, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and deli mustard
  • Angus Beef with provolone cheese, BBQ sauce, lettuce, pepper and red onion
  • Veggie + Hummus with peppers, lettuce, tomato, cucumber and Humble Hummus.

Soup of the Day + Bread ……$4/$6

Soup + Sandwich ……$10

The Bagged Lunch ……$15
Sandwich + Fruit Salad + Cookie + Juice or Coffee

Baked Goods and Snacks

Scones ……$3

Muffins & Loaves ……$2.5

Cookies ……$2

Fruit Crisp ……$4

S’mores ……$4

Marshmallows ……$1 each / 6 for $5

Ice Pops ……$3 each / 4 for $10

Selection changes daily. Check the display for today’s selection.

Hot Beverages

Brewed Kicking Horse Coffee ……$2 / $2.25 / $2.5

Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow ……$4

Soy Milk Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow ……$4

Mocha + Marshmallow ……$4

S’mores Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow ……$5

Kid’s Hot Chocolate + Marshmallow ……$2

Tea ……$2

Cold Beverages

Troubled Monk Craft Soda ……$3
Locally made Ginger Ale and Root Beer

San Pellegrino ……$3

Perrier ……$2.5

Juice ……$2.5

On Tours

We’re firm believers that going on adventure doesn’t require eating tasteless snacks or soggy sandwiches. We bake our bagels, breads and muffins from scratch, use only our favourite ingredients to make our lunches and work with restaurants and producers whose food we love.

Ski Bus

You’ll find a selection of muffins and baked goods depending on the trip, along with apples and water bottles. At the end of the day we have Kicking Horse Coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows waiting for you before we head home.

Our bagged lunches are available on the Ski Bus, letting you skip the cafeteria line up to get a few more runs in… Make sure to order yours when you book your trip.

Hiking & Snowshoeing Tours

On full day tours we have water bottle and snacks for the road. For lunch you’ll find a delicious sandwich, veggies and hummus, fruits and a desert square.

A few of the suppliers we love…

We get to work with lots of great local producers and amazing brands doing what we do. We look for products we love, great stories and brands that fit with our passion for Central Alberta and outdoor adventures.



Located near us, this European inspired deli makes the sausages you’ll find in our breakfast sandwiches and smoked cured meats you’ll taste in the café and on tours.

Big Bend Market

Big Bend Market

They support local farmers and make the delicious ham and bacon you’ll find at the café.

Kicking Horse Coffee

Kicking Horse Coffee

We’ve been serving their fair trade coffee on our tours for years. They roast great coffee in Invermere and support lots of outdoor recreation intiatives, which we definitely appreciate. 

Troubled Monk Brewery

Troubled Monk Brewery

We’re lucky to be just a short walk from the brewery… A regular stop on tours like the Float + Brewery Tour, Troubled Monk makes great craft sodas that are available at the café.

Pik-N-Pak Produce

Pik-N-Pak Produce

Fresh lettuce, tomatoes, peppers and cucumbers grown in the Gull Lake area. Some of their producers are also featured in our Market Tour!

Pursuit Provisions

Pursuit Provisions

Our own line of ice pops, hot chocolate mixes, marshmallows and granola made in-house.

Pick them up at the Basecamp + Cafe or at markets throughout Central Alberta.

Recipes from the Cafe

Make some of your favourite treats from Basecamp + Cafe and our tours at home.

Pancakes with Campfire Roasted Peaches

Pancakes with Campfire Roasted Peaches Lazy mornings when we're camping usually mean pancakes. Adding peaches cooked on the campfire makes it even better.Serve with a touch of maple syrup along with your favourite side. We're big fan of the bacon from Viva-Deli, the...

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Campfire Pizza from Scratch

Campfire Pizza From Scratch Campfire pizza is always a favourite.Pizza might now be the first thing that jumps to mind when planning a camping trip but once you try it'll quickly become a tradition. It only takes a few minutes to put the dough together and the...

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Lemon Rosemary Foil Packs

Lemon Rosemary Foil Packs Foil packs are easy and delicious on any camping trip. Coming back from a day of hiking quickly put together a few ingredients, wrap it up in foil and place on the fire while you enjoy a little après. Lemon rosemary is one of our kids...

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Pouding Chomeur

Pouding Chomeur This one isn't exactly healthy but so good after a day of snowshoeing in the cold... This traditional Quebec dessert is easy to make, requires few ingredients and is perfect for a cozy evening by the fire. Pouding1 ½ cup of flour1 tsp of baking powder¼...

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Simple BBQ Meatballs

Simple BBQ Meatballs We've said more than once that a key to spending more time playing in the snow is to have a few quick and delicious meals that can be put together without too much effort. This simple recipe fits that category. It's nearly as easy as making store...

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Come For A Visit

We're located in Capstone at Riverlands, near the trails of Waskasoo Park and Downtown Red Deer. Stop by to plan your next adventure, rent the gear you need and grab a bite with friends. 

While you're in the neighbourhood make sure to check out some of our great neighbours like Wild Brewing Co, Purearth Organics, DOSE Coffee and Troubled Monk Brewery.

You'll find us at #10 5579 47 Street in Cronquist Business Park.


  • Monday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Tuesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Wednesday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Thursday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed

Basecamp + Cafe by Pursuit Adventures