Date: Saturday, Feb 17, 2018
Downtown Vancouver, BC
About Vancouver & The Capilano Suspension Bridge
Take a ride on BC Ferries and head to the Mainland to discover one of Canada’s most beautiful and diverse cities. Take local transit and learn how to navigate the city. Established as a city in 1886 it is now one of the largest cities in Canada, Vancouver is also one of the top five cities for livability and quality of life. The city is well known for its urban center which is surrounded by nature which has contributed to making it one of the largest film production centers in North America. There is a lot to do while you are in the big city, explore the large downtown core and the many shops, restaurants, parks & beaches Vancouver has to offer.
On this trip we will make our way to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, that feature the bridge, a cliff walk and a tree top adventure walk through large old growth trees. The park also features a large collection of First Nations totem poles.
What to wear:
- Appropriate clothing and footwear for the weather and for walking
What to bring:
- Umbrella or rain coat (in case it rains)
- Water bottle
- Money if you wish to shop or buy food
- Snacks & Lunch (or money for food)
- A backpack to carry all your items
VIU Building 255 at 7:00am
Transportation to and from Downtown Vancouver, entrance to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park and time to explore downtown Vancouver.
Policies, Health & Safety
We have an ongoing commitment to ensure the safety and quality of our trips, with trained and responsible student leaders, staff and community partners. Before you sign-up, please check out our policies & procedures for more information about how to prepare for a trip, as well as our cancellation policy.
How to Sign Up
Our activities are available to all current VIU Students. Sign up with us in person in Building 255.
You will need to have your:
- Student card,
- Proof of medical insurance (BC Care Card or Guard.me Insurance Policy)
- Payment (cash is currently the only method of payment for activities)
Hours & Locations for Signing Up with us:
Faculty of International Education Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4:00pm in Building 255, 2nd Floor Reception.
Lunchtime Activity Sign Up Booth Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12pm – 1pm in Building 255 - 1st Floor Learning Commons.
Please read our general waiver form for VIU group activities in the attachment section below. All participants are required to read and sign the waiver before the start of the trip. We will provide a paper copy for you to read through again and sign the morning of the trip.
Ali White, Manager, Group Programs