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Safe neighborhoods

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

Unspoiled natural beauty

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

Urban sophistication

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 2021 - 2022

Prices: $80

 

Deadline to book: September 4, 2021 at 4pm Pacific Standard Time

 

Price Includes:

  • Roundtrip Transportation
  • Experienced, friendly, and fun tour guides
  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking (2 hours, double kayaks)
  • Time to purchase lunch in Deep Cove
  • Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and Trail

 

Highlights

  • Visit Deep Cove on the North Shore of Vancouver, known for its beautiful harbour location, a favorite among locals. Stop by Honey’s Donuts…arguably the best Honey Dip donut in the Lower Mainland.
  • Introduction to Sea Kayaking. You’ll learn about 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.
  • Head to Lynn Canyon and enjoy a walk with your guide. Cross the Suspension bridge that towers 50 meters over the canyon and explore the beautiful Baden Powell Trail.

 

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.

Price: $695

 

Deadline to book: Tuesday, August 24

 

Highlights

  • Visit Okanagan Valley, Emerald Lake, Lake Louise, and Johnson Canyon (weather permitting)
  • Tour Banff and Glacier National Parks
  • 3 night’s accommodation based on quad occupancy for the students (4 people per room sharing
  • 2 beds) and single occupancy for the chaperones
  • Coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly, and fun tour guide & assistant guide acting as Chaperone (per bus)
  • 4 days of sightseeing
  • Admission to Pete’s Farm and Banff Gondola
  • Admission to the new Skybridge in Golden, BC
  • 3 breakfasts, and 1 pizza dinner
  • Enroute entertainment, games, and prizes
  • Park Passes

Price: $65

 

Deadline to book: 7 days prior to departure

 

Price Includes:

  • School Bus Transportation
  • Experienced, friendly, and fun tour guide
  • Admission to Fly Over Canada

 

Highlights

  • Photo stops: Gastown, Canada Place, Stanley park, English Bay, Granville Island, Kitsilano Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park and Lookout
  • Visit Stanley Park for a photo stop at the famous Totem Poles and views over the marina and Coal Harbour
  • Prospect Point is another amazing view Point to overlook Lions Gate Bridge, West Vancouver and the North Shore Mountains
  • Breeze by 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.
  • See Kitsilano, another trendy neighbourhood in town, popular for its unique stores, restaurants and the beach. 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
  • We will visit Chinatown 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.
  • Walk into Gastown, learn about the history of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhood and see the one-of-a-kind Steam Clock.

Price: $165 or get $20 off if students bring their own equipment

 

Deadline to book: Three weeks prior

 

Price includes:

  • Experienced, friendly, and fun tour guide and assistant guide
  • 1 Day lift ticket, full-day lesson, and equipment rentals
  • Coach transportation

 

Highlights

  • Travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to and from Whistler
  • You can enjoy a full day of Skiing or Snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb Mountain with lessons based on your ability level.

Price: $165 or get $20 off if students bring their own equipment

 

Deadline to book: Three weeks prior

 

Price includes:

  • Experienced, friendly, and fun tour guide and assistant guide
  • 1 Day lift ticket, full-day lesson, and equipment rentals
  • Coach transportation

 

Highlights

  • Travel the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway to and from Whistler
  • You can enjoy a full day of Skiing or Snowboarding on Whistler Blackcomb Mountain with lessons based on your ability level.

Price: $515

 

Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights

 

Highlights

  • 3 nights hotel accommodation is based on quad occupancy
  • Deluxe coach transportation
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide & assistant guide
  • 3 breakfasts
  • Admission to the Banff Hot Springs
  • Snow-tubing & ice-skating at Silverstar Mountain in Vernon, BC
  • Enroute entertainment, games and prizes
  • Park Passes
  • All taxes

Price: $1419 + $50 (insurance)

 

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

 

Highlights

  • Airfare to and from Vancouver to Whitehorse
  • Transfers to and from the Whitehorse airport
  • Experienced, friendly and fun tour guide
  • 2 night’s accommodation
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 gourmet dinners
  • Complimentary tea, coffee and hot chocolate
  • Option to purchase Half Day Dog Sledding Tour $225
  • Winter clothing (boots, pants, parka, gloves and balaclava)
  • A Whitehorse city tour
  • Aurora Borealis viewing
  • Guided snowshoeing and tobogganing
  • All taxes

Price: $495

 

Duration: 3 Days, 2 Nights

 

Highlights

  • Round Trip Coach Transportation
  • Round Trip BC Ferries Fees
  • Experienced, friendly and fun driver-guide or tour guide and 1 assistant guide
  • 2 night’s accommodation based on quad occupancy
  • 2 breakfasts, 1 BBQ dinner
  • Bonfire and marshmallow roast
  • Discounts on optional activities
  • Entertainment: videos and games Prizes
  • Park fees
  • All gratuities and taxes
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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