Spring 2018

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Applications are active from September 11- October 2.  APPLY NOW!


Spend 9 days and 8 nights exploring the contrast of city and nature as we travel to Alberta. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn about life in Western Canada. Take in the big city sites in Calgary and Edmonton, experience the influcence of ranching and farming, understand the history and impact of buffalo and dinosaurs, and spend five days immersed in the Rocky Mountains.


Lake Louise

Activities may include:

  • Day 1-2: Travel to Calgary. Visit Head Smashed in Buffalo Jump in southern Alberta. Enjoy city life in Calgary exploring Prince's Island Park, Kensington neighbourhood, downtown, Calgary Olympic Park, and Canada's Sports Hall of Fame.
  • Day 3-7: Enjoy life in the mountains. Travel through three National Parks (Banff, Yoho, and Jasper). Take in the beauty and the grandness of the Rocky Mountains and glacial lakes. (Destinations may include: Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise, Emerald Lake, Columbia Ice Fields, Athabasca Falls, Mount Edith Cavall, Jasper, and Maligne Lake.)
  • Day 8-9: On the return to Calgary enjoy stops in Edmonton (with a chance to see the West Edmonton Mall), and Drumheller; the dinosaur capital of the world and home to the hoodoos.
  • *Students will have the chance to participate in an optional ski day for an additional cost.

*A sample daily itinerary is available here.

Important Details

Dates: April 24 - May 4, 2018* (Travel dates will be confirmed by late October. We will travel for 9 days and 8 nights during this period.)

Estimated Cost: $2650 to $2950.

Included in the Cost: Airfare, Ground transportation at location (van), park passes, accommodations, admission to activities, one group dinner, and administration fees.

  • *Students will have an opportunity to participate in an optional ski day for an additional cost.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and reviewed for suitability. All students must be in good academic standing.

  • The cost and intinerary are subject to change
  • Students will be required to submit an application, medical form, and non-refundable $250 first-instalment payment by October 2, 2017 to be considered for this experience.
  • Fees must be paid in Canadian dollars by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students will participate in a mandatory half day orientation session.

Important Dates

Date Description
September 11-October 2, 2017

Application period and first instalment due

Early October 2017

Acceptance notices sent to participants

Late November 2017

Online Pre-Departure information available

October 30, 2017

Second instalment due

November 20, 2017

Third instalment due

December 18, 2017

Fourth instalment due

November 2017

Program Orientation Session (date TBC)

January 15, 2018

Fifth (final) instalment due

Early April 2018

Pre-Departure Session (date TBC)

Mid May 2018

Post-Trip Reflection (date TBC)


Applications are active from September 11 to October 2, 2017.