- Day 1
Depart the USA
Welcome to Vancouver. Walk along the
waterfront and absorb first impressions of the
city. Explore Stanley Park, see The Lion’s Gate
Bridge and learn about the intricately carved
totem poles made by the Coastal First Nation.
- Day 2
Take a ferry to Victoria Island, visit Victoria’s
parliament and learn about Canada’s
parliamentary process. Meet a former
member of parliament for a Q&A session
before spending the afternoon in the Straits
of Georgia looking for pods of Orcas.
- Day 3
The Challenges of Rope Courses and Ice Hockey!
Spend the day at Wild Play and challenge
yourself with the rope courses, scramble
nets, swinging logs and rope bridges before
heading to Petroglyph Park to learn about the
First Nation people who created them. Meet
Canadian students and participate in an ice
- Day 4
Head back to the mainland and up into the
mountains, stopping at Bridal Falls. Arrive at
Camp Atsxulax to learn about the Smalqmix
people and gain insight into their spiritual
beliefs, customs and culture. Begin your Earth
Steward Service Project and learn innovative
ways to reduce waste in the community.
- Day 5
The Peak of Cathedral Lake
Hike through stunning and tranquil
countryside, rich in flora and fauna, to the
peak of the scenic Cathedral Lake. Hear
anecdotes from the Smalqmix people, rich
in local legends. During the evening, enjoy
an entertaining evening of drumming as you
enjoy a BBQ of local salmon.