6 days
Vancouver
Explore one of North America’s leading ‘Green Cities’: Vancouver. Immerse yourself in the study of environmental science as you explore real-world challenges in sustainability, conservation, and our relationship with the environment. Witness flying salmon at the Capilano River Hatchery, connect with local Indigenous stories on a Talking Trees Tour of Stanley Park, and explore cutting-edge technology on a Green Building tour of the University of British Columbia campus.
  • Day 1: Depart for Vancouver

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a guided tour of Vancouver

    Enjoy the view at the Vancouver Lookout Tower

  • Day 2: Vancouver

    Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum & participate in a sustainability workshop

    Navigate suspended forest canopy walkways at the Botanical Garden

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group:

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Tour the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm

    Learning Module: Tour the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm

    Learn about food sustainability by immersing yourself in the landscape of a working certified organic farm. The UBC Farm provides a unique site for learning about global issues in food systems in the context of a 24-hectare certified organic farm. Tours bring visitors through the dynamic UBC Farm site to learn about topics such as: biodiversity, education, sustainable agriculture, food systems, Indigenous lands and medicines, food sovereignty, and innovative research.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Guided 'Green City' Tour of Vancouver

    Learning Module: Guided 'Green City' Tour of Vancouver

    Enjoy this fascinating guided tour that showcases a broad range of Vancouver's innovative green initiatives, weaving together elements of Vancouver's goals as a green city, and highlighting the impressive people power it takes to achieve positive change! On this tour you will see community gardens and urban farming, plenty of green architecture and urban planning, alternative energy solutions, many beautiful views and inspiring projects come to life.

  • Day 3: Vancouver

    Visit Grouse Mountain and enjoy a gondola ride 

    Participate in a Sustainability in Motion workshop at Grouse Mountain

    Visit Capilano Canyon Suspension Bridge 

    Tour the Capilano Salmon Hatchery Interpretive Centre

    Evening Ghost Tour of Vancouver

  • Day 4: Vancouver

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group:

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Guided tour of an Innovative Waste Processing Facility

    Learning Module: Guided tour of an Innovative Waste Processing Facility

    Tour one of Vancouver's innovative waste processing facilities. The waste humans produce presents a massive environmental challenge for the planet, and the city of Vancouver has taken progressive steps in how they manage the city's waste. Tour a water treatment, wastewater treatment, or waste management facility with an expert guide to learn more about the processing of waste and how some facilities are turning waste into useable energy.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Participate in a Water/Ocean Literacy Workshop

    Learning Module: Participate in a Water/Ocean Literacy Workshop

    Do you know where your drinking water comes from? How wastewater is treated? What laws there are to protect local bodies of water? Learn more from a local NGO how we can all work to conserve, protect and advocate for water.

    Visit Granville Island

    Enjoy free time on Granville Island

    Talking Trees Tour of Stanley Park led by a local Indigenous Guide

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Vancouver

    University of British Columbia Green Building Tour - “Campus as a Living Lab”

    Visit the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

    Career Exploration and Q&A session with a STEM Professional

    Exploration time in Vancouver 

  • Day 6: Vancouver

    Take a walking tour of Gastown

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Depart for Vancouver

    Meet your Tour Director at your destination

    Take a guided tour of Vancouver

    Enjoy the view at the Vancouver Lookout Tower

  • Day 2: Vancouver

    Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum & participate in a sustainability workshop

    Navigate suspended forest canopy walkways at the Botanical Garden

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group:

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Tour the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm

    Learning Module: Tour the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm

    Learn about food sustainability by immersing yourself in the landscape of a working certified organic farm. The UBC Farm provides a unique site for learning about global issues in food systems in the context of a 24-hectare certified organic farm. Tours bring visitors through the dynamic UBC Farm site to learn about topics such as: biodiversity, education, sustainable agriculture, food systems, Indigenous lands and medicines, food sovereignty, and innovative research.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Guided 'Green City' Tour of Vancouver

    Learning Module: Guided 'Green City' Tour of Vancouver

    Enjoy this fascinating guided tour that showcases a broad range of Vancouver's innovative green initiatives, weaving together elements of Vancouver's goals as a green city, and highlighting the impressive people power it takes to achieve positive change! On this tour you will see community gardens and urban farming, plenty of green architecture and urban planning, alternative energy solutions, many beautiful views and inspiring projects come to life.

  • Day 3: Vancouver

    Visit Grouse Mountain and enjoy a gondola ride 

    Participate in a Sustainability in Motion workshop at Grouse Mountain

    Visit Capilano Canyon Suspension Bridge 

    Tour the Capilano Salmon Hatchery Interpretive Centre

    Evening Ghost Tour of Vancouver

  • Day 4: Vancouver

    Select one of the below 'Learning Module' activities for your group:

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Guided tour of an Innovative Waste Processing Facility

    Learning Module: Guided tour of an Innovative Waste Processing Facility

    Tour one of Vancouver's innovative waste processing facilities. The waste humans produce presents a massive environmental challenge for the planet, and the city of Vancouver has taken progressive steps in how they manage the city's waste. Tour a water treatment, wastewater treatment, or waste management facility with an expert guide to learn more about the processing of waste and how some facilities are turning waste into useable energy.

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Learning Module: Participate in a Water/Ocean Literacy Workshop

    Learning Module: Participate in a Water/Ocean Literacy Workshop

    Do you know where your drinking water comes from? How wastewater is treated? What laws there are to protect local bodies of water? Learn more from a local NGO how we can all work to conserve, protect and advocate for water.

    Visit Granville Island

    Enjoy free time on Granville Island

    Talking Trees Tour of Stanley Park led by a local Indigenous Guide

    Enjoy an evening activity

  • Day 5: Vancouver

    University of British Columbia Green Building Tour - “Campus as a Living Lab”

    Visit the Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre

    Career Exploration and Q&A session with a STEM Professional

    Exploration time in Vancouver 

  • Day 6: Vancouver

    Take a walking tour of Gastown

    Transfer to the airport for your return flight

Interested in learning more about this tour?

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Everything you get

This all-inclusive global experience gives students the chance to explore the world–all at an unbeatable value.
  • Transportation

    Round-trip transportation on major carriers; comfortable motorcoach through the tour.

  • Hotels

    Safe, comfortable hotels with private bathrooms will be waiting for you at your destination.

  • Meals

    Traditional breakfasts and dinners bring local flavours to life as part of your tour experience. Lunches are left for you to discover new favourite dishes of your own.

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your dedicated Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Guided Tours and Activities

    Sightseeing tours led by expert and licensed local guides; tickets to all activities.

  • Customary gratuities

    To make things even easier we’ve included all tips to show appreciation to your Tour Director, local guides, and bus driver at the end of your tour.

  • Innovative educational programming

    The Travel for Credit tour experience is designed by our in-house education specialists to support the course learning outcomes and to build global competencies using our Global Learning Model.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travellers to planning and managing your tour.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travellers and their families can count on EF’s dedicated emergency service team.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we’re there too.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances.

Pricing that makes travel possible

Our prices include airfare, hotels, meals, a full-time Tour Director, and more.

Payment options

We believe every student should have the opportunity to travel, which is why we let our travellers choose how they want to manage their payments. Enrol in our Automatic Payment Plan with just $199 to start, make fixed and low monthly payments through Uplift, receive invoices and make your payments in less frequent instalments, or pay up front in full.

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Benefit from added flexibility of the risk-free enrolment period

If you're currently enrolled, or enrol by 150 days prior to tour departure date, on a tour with a scheduled departure date between October 1, 2022, and September 30, 2023, you'll have the option to cancel your tour for any reason by 150 days prior to your tour departure date for a full refund of 100% of the money paid to EF, including the $199 non-refundable deposit and the cost of the Global Travel Protection Plan.

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