Activities

The Rocky Mountain International Student Program sponsors a wide variety of activities, events and trips for participating students. The 2022-23 schedule is confirmed but subject to change. For photos of past activities, events, and trips, please click here

Sponsored (included in program fees)

These events, activities, and trips are sponsored by the Rocky Mountain International Student Program. The schedule is carefully planned to ensure a complete cultural and recreational experience for participating students.

September - Rafting or Canoeing

Rafting for students in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Invermere, Golden and Revelstoke

Canoeing for students in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake

October - Calgary or Prince George

Glass floor of Calgary Tower Viewing Deck

Overnight trip to Calgary for students in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Invermere, Golden and Revelstoke

Overnight trip to Prince George for students in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake

November - Curling

Students visit their local curling rink to learn how to play one of Canada's favourite winter sports!

December - Skiing / Snowboarding

Each community will visit a local ski resort for a day of lessons and free time on the slopes. Previous trips have been to Silver Star in Vernon, Kicking Horse in Golden and Panorama in Invermere. 

January - Dogsledding

Dogsledding at Lake Louise for students in Cranbrook, Kimberley, Fernie, Sparwood, Invermere, Golden and Revelstoke

Dogsledding at Jasper for students in Vanderhoof, Fort St. James and Burns Lake

February - Skiing / Snowboarding

Another ski/snowboard day for the second semester! Lessons, rentals and lift tickets are included!

March - Winter Camp

An overnight trip that may include ice fishing, pond hockey, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, shelter building and/or time around the campfire.  Don't worry - we sleep indoors in heated cabins! 

May - Hiking

Short hike and a visit to a local hot springs pool (where possible).

June - Farewell Party

Each community will organize a local party for students and host families. 

Optional (additional fees required)

Additional events, activities, and trips may be arranged by the Rocky Mountain International Student Program but they are not included in the basics fees students pay. Additional fees will be required to participate. 

Vancouver/Victoria 6-Day Spring Break Tour

Students will fly to Vancouver from their local airport and spend sic fun-filled days exploring Vancouver and Victoria, with visits to: 

  • Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • Stanley Park
  • Granville Island
  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • University of British Columbia 
  • Flyover Canada
  • Tsawwassen Ferry
  • Victoria's Inner Harbour
  • Royal BC Museum 
  • Malahat Skywalk

Important: Optional trips are subject to minimum enrollment requirements and may be postponed or cancelled if student numbers are insufficient.