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International Field Trips

Abbotsford International students can...

  • take part in full day excursions offered each semester to Whistler, Victoria and Vancouver 

  • participate in outdoor adventures through our outdoor education program

  • go on optional trips to the Rocky Mountains in Spring Break or to the wild west coast of Vancouver Island's famous Tofino

International Student Outings

Whistler Mountain skiing and snowboarding

Visit one of the top ski destinations in the world.  Extra fee (approx $140CAD) required to cover transportation, lift tickets, equipment rental and instruction.

Vancouver region sightseeing, including... 

  • Transportation in a comfortable tour bus with an experienced, friendly and fun tour guide (1 per bus) providing commentary & entertainment.  Groups are supervised by 1 chaperone for every 15 students.  Sample itinerary...
  •   8:00 am Depart for Vancouver, drive through historic Chinatown
  •  9:30 – 11:30 am Arrive at Canada Place & Jack Poole Plaza and visit the Convention Center and see the Olympic Torch of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games following by a walking tour of Gastown
  • 11:30am – 12:30 pm Explore around Stanley Park, one of the largest city parks in the world.  View ancient giant trees, stop at the totem poles and Prospect Point to see the mountains on the North Shore before returning to Robson Street.
  • 12:30pm -4:00 pm Free time to grab lunch followed by shopping on Robson Street or at the Pacific Mall
  • 4:15 pm Depart for Abbotsford, back to the school and drop off students at approximately 6 pm

(When scheduling allows we may also include Vancouver Canucks (professional ice hockey) or Vancouver Whitecaps (professional soccer))

Victoria City - students take the ferry to Vancouver Island to visit the beautiful capital city of British Columbia

  • Transportation in a comfortable tour bus with 2 friendly DC Student Adventure guides per coach.  Groups are supervised by 1 chaperone for every 15 students. Sample intinerary...
  • 8:00 -9:30 am Travel to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
  • 10:00 -11:35 am Ferry Depart for Swartz Bay and ferry through the beautiful Gulf Islands. It is possible to see Orca whales on this trip...
  • Enjoy a scenic coastal drive through the beautiful communities of James Bay, with stops at Beacon Hill Park and Mile 0 (the start of the Trans Canada Highway)
  • Sightseeing tour of downtown Victoria including the Inner Harbour, Royal BC Museum (included), Fisherman's Wharf, Government street, and provincial government buildings
  • 3:45 pm Buses depart for Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal
  • 5:00 - 6:35 pm Sail back to Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal
  • 6:35 pm-8:05 pm Drive back to Abbotsford and drop off students 

Outdoor Education Adventures (organized by the School District)

Organized and supervised by the School District, the Outdoor Education Club  offers activities after school and on weekends - many students say this is the highlight of their experience.  Hike, camp, rockclimb, go whitewater rafting, ski/snowboard/snowshoe, mountainbike, play paintball.  All activities are with local Canadian students.

Optional Trips to the Rocky Mountains and Tofino on Vancouver Island (provided by a third party)

"Discover Canada Student Adventures" provides fun filled trips to the world famous Rocky Mountains during spring break...

Approximately ​$520 - Trip includes:  Fun and Friendly tour guide * Roundtrip bus transportation * 4 days / 3 nights accommodation * Snow-Tubing and Ice Skating at Silverstar Mountain * Admission to Banff Hot Springs * Prizes & giveaways on the bus * 3 Breakfasts 

Optional Activities:  Skiing or Snowboarding at Lake Lousie $95 to $225 * Johnson Canyon Ice Walk or Snowshoeing - $75 * Banff Gondola - $30 to $60 * Lake Louise Tubing - $45

Sample 2019/2020 Rocky Mountain Information - changes annually

...and to the wild west coast of Tofino on Vancouver island later in the spring.

Approximately $495 Trip includes: 3 days / 2 nights accommodation * Deluxe 56-seater Highway Coach * Ferry fees * Meals: 2 breakfasts, 1 BBQ Dinner * 2 Experienced, friendly & fun Tour Guide & Assistant Guide acting as chaperones * Entertainment, videos & games, prizes and giveaways on the bus.

Hike 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 world famous ancient giant cedar trees * Hike the Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet * Explore world famous Long Beach * Bonfire and marshmallow roast on the beach 

Additional options with costs: Bear watching * Surfing * Kayaking