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West Vancouver offers Canada’s highest average income and lowest urban crime rate.

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Located on British’s Columbia’s west coast, West Vancouver is a one of the most desirable places to live in Canada.

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West Vancouver is Just a quick trip to downtown Vancouver, one of the world’s most livable cities and the largest city in British Columbia.

Discover Canada tours 2022 - 2023

Prices: The NET price per student is $85 (including GST) based on a minimum of 20-22 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will be applied.

 

Deadline to book: September 2, 2022

 

Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide (1 per bus)
  • 2 hour – Introduction to Sea Kayaking (double kayaks)
  • Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Trail
  • All taxes

 

Sample Itinerary:

  • 7:45 am Meet at West Vancouver Secondary, located at 1750 Mathers Avenue and check in with the DCSA guide
  • 8:00 am depart for Deep Cove on the North Shore of Vancouver, known for its beautiful harbour location on the water, a favorite among locals and popular for Honey’s Donuts…arguably the best Honey Dip donut in the Lower Mainland
  • 8:30 am Arrive and check in for your adventure! On this introduction to Sea Kayaking you’ll learn about the local history and enjoy the beauty of the surrounding mountains and wildlife such as seals, eagles and sea stars
  • Free time to purchase lunch/snack.
  • 1:30 pm Depart for Lynn Canyon and enjoy a guided walk with your guide. Cross the Suspension bridge that towers 50 meters over the canyon and explore the beautiful Baden Powell Trail
  • 2:30-3:00 pm Depart for West Vancouver and your departure point

 

We recommend wearing quick dry athletic wear, old running shoes or water shoes and a jacket that will fit under a lifejacket to keep warm on the water. On sunny days, a hat and sunscreen are a must! Be sure to bring a towel and change of clothes.

Prices: The NET price per student is $735 (including GST) based on a minimum of 20-22 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will be applied.

 

Deadline to book: August 22, 2022

 

Price Includes:

  • 3 night’s accommodation based on quad occupancy for the students (4 people per room sharing 2 beds)
  • Mini coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide & assistant guide acting as Chaperone
  • 4 days of sightseeing
  • 3 breakfasts
  • En route entertainment, games and prizes
  • Park Passes
  • All taxes

Optional activities:

  • Icefield Explorer Glacier Tour – $35/youth (aged 6-15) or $72/adult (aged 16+)
  • Banff Gondola – $32/youth (aged 6-15) or $65/adult (aged 16+)

 

Sample Itinerary:

Day 1: West Vancouver to Valemount

  • 8:00 am Depart West Vancouver Secondary located at 1750 Mathers Avenue and check in with the DCSA guide (7:45am check in)
  • Enjoy incredible sights traveling through the Fraser Valley with a stop at Bridal Falls
  • Travel the scenic Coquihalla Highway
  • Lunch stop in Kamloops
  • Visit Spahats Falls
  • Arrive in Valemount and check in to your hotel
  • Free time for dinner (own expense)
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 2: Valemount to Banff 

  • Breakfast included in the hotel
  • Visit Mt. Robson Visitor Centre for a view of Mt. Robson (weather permitting)
  • Stop in the famous town of Jasper
  • Visit Athabasca Falls
  • Tour through the Columbia Icefields with a stop at the Columbia Icefields Centre. Option to ride the Ice Explorer (additional cost) onto the Columbia Icefield
  • Afterwards visit Peyto Lake (seasonal) & Bow Lake
  • Check into your hotel located on Banff Avenue
  • Free time for dinner & shopping on Banff Avenue
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 3: Banff to Golden

  • 8:00 am Breakfast included in the hotel
  • Enjoy a tour of Banff including Lake Minnewanka loop, Bow Falls, Banff Springs hotel, and the Surprise Corner. Option to take the Banff Gondola (additional cost) and enjoy amazing views of the Rockies from the top of Sulphur Mountain.
  • Depart Banff and arrive at Lake Louise in the afternoon. Enjoy free time to enjoy the views or go for a hike
  • Visit Emerald Lake
  • Drive to Golden this evening with a dinner stop en route
  • Free time to enjoy the swimming pool and hot tub
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 4: Golden to West Vancouver 

  • Breakfast included
  • 9:00 am Check out your hotel and depart
  • Photo stop at Rogers Pass
  • Visit Craigellachie, the famous location of the ‘Last Spike’
  • Make your way back to Vancouver with a lunch stop along the way
  • Return to your school at approximately 7:00 p.m.

Price: the NET price per student is $68 (including GST) based on a minimum of 20-22 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will incur.

 

Deadline to book: THIS TOUR HAS BEEN SOLD OUT

 

Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide (1 per bus)
  • Admission to Fly Over Canada
  • All taxes

 

Sample Itinerary:

  • 8:30 am Meet at West Vancouver Secondary, located at 1750 Mathers Avenue and check in with the DCSA guide
  • 8:45 am Depart for Vancouver City Tour
  • Travel to Stanley Park for a photo stop at the famous Totem Poles and views over the marina and Coal Harbour
  • Continue via English Bay and the trendy neighbourhood of the Westend to Granville Island for a brief tour of this little oasis in the middle of our city. Walk-through one of the market halls and snap a picture of the little water taxis cruising through False Creek. You’ll have extra time here to purchase lunch from one of the vendors inside the market – choose from a variety of food including the famous Lee’s Donuts made famous by Seth Rogan, a local celebrity.
  • Continue on to Kitsilano, another trendy neighbourhood in town, popular for its unique stores, restaurants and the beach. Stop for a minute to take it all in, snap a photo of Downtown and English Bay from here, as the views are stunning
  • Amazing landscapes and beautiful views over downtown and the North Shore Mountains await you when we stop at Queen Elizabeth Park
  • Making our way back towards downtown, we will drive through Chinatown and Gastown with its bustling atmosphere of vivid colours and vibrant culture.
  • Arrive at Canada Place and enjoy entrance to Fly Over Canada offering a fun 11 minute 4D ride where you’ll have the feeling of flying across Canada.
  • 3:30 pm Depart for West Vancouver
  • Return to West Vancouver Secondary at approximately 4 pm

Price: the NET price per student is $175 (including GST) based on a minimum of 45 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will incur.

 

Deadline to book: December 1, 2022, December 19, 2022 & February 17, 2023

 

Price includes:

  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide & assistant guide
  • 1 Day lift ticket
  • Full-day lesson
  • Equipment rentals
  • Return coach transportation
  • All taxes

 

Sample Itinerary:

  • 6:00 am Meet at West Vancouver Secondary, located at 1750 Mathers Avenue and check in with the DCSA guide
  • Depart at 6:15 am for Whistler Blackcomb
  • Travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway early this morning
  • Important: You are recommended to bring a packed lunch with you today or you can purchase lunch on the mountain
  • You can enjoy a full day of Skiing or Snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb with sessions based on your ability level – included.
  • Return to West Vancouver at approximately 6:00 pm

 

Whistler Tour Flyer

Price: The net price per student is $550 (including GST) based on a minimum of 45 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will be applied.

 

Deadline to book: February 13, 2023

 

Price Includes:

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation is based on quad occupancy for the students (4 people per room sharing 2 beds) and single occupancy for the chaperones
  • Deluxe coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide & assistant guide acting as Chaperone (1 per bus)
  • Three breakfasts
  • Complimentary chaperones (1 free per every 15 students)
  • Snow-tubing & ice-skating at Silverstar Mountain in Vernon, BC
  • Enroute entertainment, games and prizes
  • Park Passes
  • All taxes

 

Advance Purchase – Optional Activities:

  • Banff Gondola – add on for $62 per person, inclusive of taxes for adults aged 16+ or $30 for youth aged 6-15 years
  • Lake Louise Ski Package including Lift, lesson and rentals– add on for $175 per person (student pricing) inclusive of taxes

 

Sample Itinerary:

 

Day 1: West Vancouver to Vernon

  • 7:00am – Depart West Vancouver (6:45am check in)
  • The fun begins! Your friendly Canadian tour guide will start off the tour with introductions and games so you can meet the other passengers. Hear interesting facts about Vancouver as you make your way out of the city and into the mountains!
  • Arrive at Silverstar Mountain at approximately 2:00pm
  • Enjoy the afternoon ice-skating & snow tubing on the mountain.
  • 5:00 pm Depart for Vernon
  • You’ll have time for dinner (at your own expense) before checking into your hotel
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 2: Vernon to Banff

  • Breakfast included
  • Drive through the beautiful snow-capped peaks of Mount Revelstoke National Park & Glacier National Park
  • Visit Roger’s Pass National Historic Site
  • Visit Chateau Lake Louise with the option to go ice-skating, play hockey or go on a sleigh ride! (Seasonal)
  • Arrive in Banff this afternoon and enjoy a tour of the famous townsite
  • Optional activity: Take Banff Gondola up Sulphur Mountain for amazing views of the Rockies!
  • Check into hotel early evening
  • Evening – Free time to enjoy the hotel’s pool and hot tub, go shopping on Banff Avenue
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 3: Banff & Lake Louise to Golden

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • 8:00am – Skiers and Snowboarders depart for Lake Louise Mountain Resort
  • For those not skiing/snowboarding, join your guide for an extended tour of Banff.
  • Depart for Golden this afternoon
  • Stop for dinner en route (own expense)
  • 10:00 pm Curfew

Day 4: Golden to West Vancouver

  • Breakfast in hotel
  • Full day of travel back to West Vancouver, with a stop for lunch (own expense) En route.
  • Washroom stop in Hope and Bridal Falls (dependent on timing)
  • Return to West Vancouver at approximately 7:30pm

Price: the NET price per student is $1419 + $50 Insurance = $1469 (including GST). The price is based on a minimum of 16 students and includes 2 DCT guides traveling with the group

 

Flight details with Air North: (**flights subject to change before booking)

March 20 – Vancouver to Whitehorse – 12:00 noon – 2:25pm

March 22 – Whitehorse to Vancouver – 3:30pm – 5:45pm

**Mandatory Comprehensive travel insurance for an extra $50 is included in the price and includes baggage, interruption and cancellation plus out-of-province medical with a valid BC Care Card.

 

Deadline to book: September 30, 2022

 

Price Includes:

  • Airfare to and from Vancouver to Whitehorse included
  • Transfers to and from the Whitehorse airport
  • 2 Experienced, friendly and fun tour guides
  • A Whitehorse city tour
  • 2 night’s accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 gourmet dinners
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Winter clothing (boots, pants, parka, gloves and balaclava)
  • Aurora Borealis viewing
  • Guided snowshoeing and tobogganing
  • All taxes

 

Add on Options:

  • Half day dog sledding – $225
  • Insurance: Insurance options are available through our parent company, UNIGLOBE Specialty Travel Ltd. In order to purchase insurance options, students must have a
    Government Health Insurance Provider (BC Care Card). All benefits are in Canadian funds. For a full list of benefits please read the policy as limitations and exclusions apply.
  • Youth all-inclusive Plan – $50 (Emergency Medical, Air Flight Accident, Worldwide Accident, Baggage & Personal Effects, Delayed Luggage, Delayed Sporting Equipment, Trip Cancellation, Trip Interruption)

 

Sample Itinerary (Flying from/to YVR):

 

Day 1: Vancouver International Airport to Whitehorse

  • Make your way to  Vancouver International Airport to meet your guide at the Air North Check in counter for 10:00AM.
  • Check in for your flight with your guide and make your way to your flight gate.
  • 12:00 NOON Flight departs for Whitehorse. Complimentary snacks served onboard.
  • 2:25PM Arrive in Whitehorse, where a representative will greet you. Enjoy a city tour, and time to walk down the main street of Whitehorse while souvenir shopping.
  • Depart for your accommodations and check in.
  • Enjoy a gourmet group dinner this evening at the lodge.
  • Opportunity to view the Northern Lights late night/early morning. Enjoy a campfire and smores with your guide tonight.

Day 2: Whitehorse

  • 9:00AM Breakfast this morning at your accommodation.
  • 10:00AM – 2:00PM today, explore the area of Carcross with Tobogganing and Snowshoeing (included).
  • Lunch included.
  • 7:00PM Another group dinner this evening to enjoy at your lodge.
  • Opportunity to view the Northern Lights late night/early morning. Enjoy a campfire this evening.

Day 3: Whitehorse to Vancouver International Airport

  • 9:00AM Breakfast this morning at your accommodation.
  • 10:00AM Option Activity: Half-day dog sledding (additional cost)
  • 12:00PM Lunch included.
  • 2:00PM Depart for the Whitehorse airport and your return flight home.
  • 3:30PM Flight departs for Vancouver International Airport.
  • 5:45PM Arrive at Vancouver Airport where your homestay parent will greet you at the Domestic arrivals. If you are making your way home by public transportation your guide will take you to the skytrain departure platform.

**Please note that this itinerary may be altered based on the weather conditions and flight schedule changes. The Northern Lights are a natural occurrence and cannot be timed or guaranteed.

*the exact timing of this itinerary may change due to supplier hours and availability

Price: The total net price per student is $TBC (Includes GST) based on a minimum of 20-22 students paying and if the number is not met, additional charges will incur.

**Due to high demand in Tofino; suppliers have not yet released rates or space for 2023. This pricing will be updated as soon as we have contracted the space and can confirm the pricing for 2023. We anticipate an update by Fall 2022.

 

Deadline to book: April 19, 2023

 

Price Includes:

  • Mini coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun driver guide and 1 assistant guide acting as chaperone
  • 2 night’s accommodation based on Quad occupancy for students and single occupancy for chaperones
  • Discounted BC Ferry fees *with school letter
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 BBQ dinner
  • Bonfire and marshmallow roast
  • Discounts on optional activities
  • Entertainment: videos and games Prizes
  • Park fees
  • All gratuities and taxes

Optional activities:

  • Surfing lesson and rental (including wetsuits, 3 hours) – $100/person
  • Whale Watching (2.5-3 hrs) – $115/Youth (aged 13-17) / $125/Adult (aged 18+)

 

Sample Itinerary:

 

Day 1: West Vancouver to Ucluelet

  • 7:30 am Depart West Vancouver
  • Ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo
  • Visit Coombs – A camera is a must item on a trip to Coombs, as on a good day, visitors might get a picture of the goats on the roof
  • Trail walk around Little Qualicum Falls – straddles the scenic Little Qualicum River, west of Parksville, where impressive waterfalls cascade and plummet down a rocky gorge in a beautiful forest setting
  • Visit Cathedral Grove and the ancient giant cedar trees!
  • Hike the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet
  • Check into Canadian Princess Lodge in Ucluelet
  • Enjoy a BBQ dinner (included)
  • Bonfire and marshmallow roast on a campground near your hotel (weather permitting)

Day 2: Tofino/Ucluelet

  • Breakfast included
  • Travel to the town of Tofino today, free time to explore Tofino or participate in the optional Whale Watching Tour. Those who do not wish to Whale Watch can join their guide for an easy walk to Tonquin Beach and later explore the village of Tofino for lunch.
  • Visit the town of Tofino or explore the pristine west coast beaches. Free time for dinner (own expense). You may wish to have dinner at the popular Tacofino for one of their award winning tacos.
  • Enjoy evening games and another campfire on the beach (weather permitting)
  • Return to Canadian Princess Lodge after the campfire

Day 3: Ucluelet to West Vancouver

  • Breakfast included
  • Option to participate in surfing in Ucluelet
  • Visit Long Beach
  • Depart for Nanaimo after lunch (own expense)
  • Ferry from Nanaimo to Vancouver
  • Return to West Vancouver at approximately 9:30pm

 

Hotel: 2 nights hotel at Canadian Princess Ucluelet or Similar

We recommend bringing $20 for lunches and $25 for dinners that are not included.

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Discover Recreational Wonders

Hike, swim, sail, and bike in comfortable summer temperatures—our average is 25 degrees Celsius. In the winter, it rarely falls below freezing in our city. And what outstanding ski and snowboarding opportunities we have close by! Cypress Mountain is only 20 minutes from West Vancouver’s town centre. Besides snow sports, the mountain offers amazing city views.

And only a 90-minute drive away is Whistler Village, co-host to the 2010 Winter Olympics. You can indulge in the best skiing and snowboarding in North America. With gorgeous surroundings of mountains, ocean, and forest, Vancouver offers no end to exciting activities for students who like to explore.

Ambleside Park

A delightful 24 hectares of greenery with a wide, sandy beach and a 1.2-kilometre walk along the Pacific Ocean (map)

Whistler

Whistler Village and Whistler Mountain (co-host of the 2010 Winter Olympics!) and Blackcomb Mountain (map)

(requires a Student Travel Application)

Lighthouse Park

A beautiful waterfront park with cedar and fir forests (map)

Stanley Park

This outstanding park in the heart of the city of Vancouver has forests and waterfront trails, top restaurants and more (map)

Cypress Mountain

Cypress Mountain: top skiing and snowboarding at an Olympics-rated site (map)

Lynn Canyon

Lynn Canyon: step into the temperate rainforest after crossing a narrow suspension bridge over a rushing canyon (map)

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Plenty of shopping

Unique clothes and accessories. Top sports equipment. Designer shoes. West Vancouver offers an eclectic variety of shopping options, from classy boutiques with the latest fashions from local and international designers, to books and top-quality outdoor gear.

Vancouver

  • Enjoy trendy Robson Street, with top designer shops and major chain stores like American Apparel. Locals have voted it the best shopping street in the city! (map)
  • Gastown shopping district in historic old Vancouver is popular with tourists. See the city’s famous steam clock. (map)

West Vancouver

  • Park Royal Shopping Centre and its retail mall has 280 specialty shops, restaurants, and services spread over more than 1.2 million square feet (map)
  • Buy, or window-shop, at selective boutiques in Dundarave and on Marine Drive

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Cultural Activities

If you’re an arts lover, you’ll feel right at home in Vancouver. Some of the most popular activities in West Vancouver and Vancouver are:

West Vancouver

All of the above are located in the Ambleside waterfront area of West Vancouver (map)

More Activities

First of all, see the TransLink Trip Planning website. If you are not sure how to get there, this site is very helpful.
Check out the Vancouver North Shore website for more events, attractions and activities.

Local hikes or attractions

Map of Greater Vancouver– places you can visit during the day without requiring the Student Travel Application.

Places that require Student Travel Application

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