Higher Learning

Not just another field trip, Adventures in Education are unforgettable adventures at the Peak of Vancouver

Adventures in Education

Bring your class for a wide variety of dynamic, educational and interactive mountain adventures that include science, social studies and recreational components. These programs help teachers meet curriculum objectives while providing students with hands-on, motivating and fun experiences. Programs offered include wildlife education, First Nations' cultural experiences, summer programs, and recreational activities including ski and snowboard lessons, outdoor ice skating, nature hikes, guided snowshoe tours, and Peak of Christmas festivities.

For more information, visit the Adventures in Education E-Brochure

Book Your Program

  • Choose an education program and determine the number of students and accompanying adults in your group.
  • Contact us at 604.980.9311 or education@grousemountain.com for availability on your preferred dates.
  • Upon receipt of your deposit, Grouse Mountain will send a booking confirmation by fax.
  • Carefully review the booking details, then sign and fax it back to 604.984.6360.
  • All forms must be completed and received by Grouse Mountain at least 14 days prior to the program date. To make changes to your booking, contact us by phone as soon as possible.

We have the capacity to book up to 6 classes per day - book with another class and save on travel costs.

Booking Policies

Activities are dependent on season or program choice. During winter Grizzly bear hibernation enjoy our snowshoeing or ice-skating rink.

Education programs are available to Lower Mainland schools year round excluding the 2 week Christmas holiday break. Some restrictions may apply. Schools outside of the lower mainland please call 604.980.9311 for applicable rates. 

Deposits

Deposits are required to book and confirm activity dates. These deposits are non-refundable and must be received at the time of booking. 

Wildlife Education programs $125
híwus First Nations Cultural program $250 
Sustainability in Motion program $125
Science of Snow program $250 
Secondary programs $250
School Ski & Snowboard lessons $250
Mountain Adventures - snowshoe tours only $125 

Cheques are payable to Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd. Credit cards are also accepted. 

Payment

Final numbers are required 3 business days prior to the day of arrival. A variation of 5% in numbers will be allowed to accommodate for sick children. All participants of the program will be included on this invoice. Your school will be invoiced upon completion of your program.

Multiple Visit Incentives

The more you book the more you save. When the school books a second or third program with us this school year, you’ll receive a 10% discount .Experience the whole array of adventures in education at Grouse Mountain this year.

Complimentary Tickets for Teachers & Supervisors

Grouse Mountain offers complimentary program admission for teachers and supervising adults accompanying students on their activity day according to the ratio list below:
  • Up to and including Grade 3: 1 complimentary admission per 5 students 
  • Grades 4-12: 1 complimentary admission per 10 students 
  • Skiing/Snowboarding: 1 complimentary lift ticket per 8 students

Drivers/Carpooling

All volunteer drivers receive complimentary Skyride admission only. If they choose to participate in the program, additional rates apply. No siblings allowed.

Parking

Complimentary parking passes are available to all drivers and buses. Please arrange number of passes required at the time of booking so passes may be handed out upon arrival.

Lunch & Storage

Students participating in a Wildlife Education program or the híwus First Nations cultural program will keep their packed lunch with them throughout the day. If your whole class does not wish to bring a bagged lunch, Lupins Café can arrange a pre-ordered lunch at a cost of $12 per order. Students, teachers and supervising adults will have the choice of one of the following: a regular beef burger, one slice of cheese pizza, or chicken strips. All meals include regular French fries, one cookie and a medium fountain beverage. A health conscious lunch option is also available.

Bursary Program

Grouse Mountain would like every student to have the opportunity to experience new and exciting activities. It is our goal to see that as many students as possible participate in our education programs. We trust your judgment in selecting candidates who may need assistance. To apply for a bursary on behalf of a student, please submit a letter of request to the address below. Bursaries are limited and are given at the discretion of Grouse Mountain.

Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd. 
Attn: Education Programs 
6400 Nancy Greene Way 
North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9 

Cancellations

If you wish to cancel the activities you have booked at Grouse Mountain, cancellations must be communicated to Grouse Mountain in writing at least 3 business days prior to the program start date otherwise the school will be subject to a cancellation fee as well as the loss of the non-refundable deposit.

Weather Postponements and Missed Sessions

Grouse Mountain may be required to postpone sessions due to inclement weather. It is the school's responsibility to check the Snow Phone at 604.986.6262 before each ski/snowboard session. If we determine that there is not adequate snow, you will be contacted by 3:00pm the day prior to the booked session and given the option to proceed, re-book or be given a Grouse Mountain voucher for future use.

Snow School Sessions Missed by Students 
Vouchers may be issued to students for sessions missed as a result of absence from school due to illness or medical reasons only. A processing fee of $30 (including applicable taxes) is charged for each Voucher or Refund Request Form regardless of the number of students on the form. All refund/voucher requests must be made by the last business day in April of the same school year. Refunds/vouchers will be issued to the school at the end of the winter season. 

All unused tickets must be returned to Guest Services on the same day of the missed session in order to be eligible for a refund. Please ensure that parents are aware of the refund/voucher policy and that the organizing teacher, on behalf of the school, is the only contact for refund/voucher requests.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Do students who have a season's pass or their own equipment have to pay the full price for the School Ski and Snowboard lessons?
A. Ski and snowboard pricing is broken down into options for students who have a winter season's pass and/or their own equipment. Students need only pay for the services they use.

Q. Do students who have a season's pass have to pay the full price for the Wildlife Education Program, Science of Snow, híwus Feasthouse First Nations cultural program and Mountain Adventures? 
A. Yes, as the Adventures in Education programs entail various additional activities not regularly experienced with a season's pass. 

Q. Do prices include tax? 
A. Applicable taxes are included in prices where noted. 

Q. Can I receive a refund for a lesson my child has missed due to a non-medical reason? 
A. Refunds or equivalent value vouchers will be issued for students absent from school due to illness or medical reasons only. A processing fee of $30 for each group refund request applies. All unused tickets must be returned to Guest Services on the same day of the missed session in order to be eligible. The organizing teacher must submit refund or voucher request forms by the last business day in April of the same school year. 

Q. Do you offer helmets for the students in the School Ski & Snowboard Lessons? 
A. For your students' safety, helmets are mandatory for all school ski and snowboard lessons. If a student does not have their own helmet, a complimentary helmet will be provided. Please see the Payment Form to rent and reserve helmets for your students on the day of your sessions. These must be reserved in advance of your lesson date. 

Q. Can I meet my students in the Peak Chalet after their Ski and Snowboard lesson? 
A. Students will be returned to the meeting area of the snow school after the lesson. Students will only be released into the care of a supervising teacher or parent at the meeting area. It is the teacher's responsibility to be at the meeting area on time. (Lessons will end 1.5 hours after the scheduled start time.)

Weather

As of August 27, 2015 7:00 PM
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Mainly cloudy skies

TODAY: Sunny. Becoming a mix of sun and cloud this morning. High 22. Low 11. UV index 6 or high.

TOMORROW: Mainly sunny. High 22. Low 11.

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