6 days
Vancouver, Whistler
Program designed to: Provide a rich snapshot of the Canadian West with immersion in one of North America's progressive and multicultural cities. Learn more about the region’s stunning natural beauty with visits to Beaty Biodiversity Museum as well as Grouse and Whistler Mountains. Experience Vancouver’s vibrant urban life and its commitment to sustainability and innovation, and its pivotal role in Truth and Reconciliation movement with First Nations and indigenous communities.

Highlight: Explore the Victorian neighborhood of Gastown, known for its whistling steam clock, and enjoy the alluring mix of art galleries, shops and restaurants.
  • Day 1: Fly to Canada

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit Stanley Park and walk the Seawall, the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path

    Enjoy dinner in Vancouver

  • Day 2: Vancouver

    Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and explore their spectacular biological collections, including Canada’s longest blue whale skeleton, and participate in a workshop

    Participate in an innovation visit at a local organization to learn about area business practices and see how Vancouver is a hub of innovation

  • Day 3: Vancouver

    Visit Grouse Mountain, named for the blue grouse hunted by the first hikers who were recorded reaching its summit, and test your knowledge with an outdoor survival workshop

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Asian fusion cooking class

    Asian fusion cooking class

    As a multicultural city, Vancouver is known for its diverse culinary history—many of which have combined to create dishes featuring global ingredients and techniques from various backgrounds. During this class, learn about Asian fusion in Vancouver and test your hand with creating some specialties of your own. Of course, end the class by enjoying your Asian fusion creation!

  • Day 4: Vancouver

    Travel to Whistler, located in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountains

    Visit the Capilano suspension bridge, an early example of civil engineering that stretches 450 feet long and 230 feet high above the Capilano River

    Learn about the culture and traditional way of life from the Squamish and Lil'Wat Nations

    Ride the Peak 2 Peak gondola, an engineering marvel and the longest continuous lift system in the world, which links Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge

  • Day 5: Vancouver

    Take a tour of the esteemed Vancouver Film School, an entertainment arts school with programs that range from animation and game design to acting and film production

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sea Smart workshop

    Sea Smart workshop

    Visit Sea Smart, an organization that uses hands-on learning and activities to teach individuals about current issues impacting our oceans and get them brainstorming solution-based approaches. Take part in a workshop where you will participate in Sea Smart's innovate curriculum and get inspired to become an environmental champion and make a positive difference in the world.

    Enjoy dinner in Vancouver

    Spend time exploring Granville Island, Vancouver's shopping district, on your own

  • Day 6: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?
  • Day 1: Fly to Canada

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

    Visit Stanley Park and walk the Seawall, the world's longest uninterrupted waterfront path

    Enjoy dinner in Vancouver

  • Day 2: Vancouver

    Visit the Beaty Biodiversity Museum and explore their spectacular biological collections, including Canada’s longest blue whale skeleton, and participate in a workshop

    Participate in an innovation visit at a local organization to learn about area business practices and see how Vancouver is a hub of innovation

  • Day 3: Vancouver

    Visit Grouse Mountain, named for the blue grouse hunted by the first hikers who were recorded reaching its summit, and test your knowledge with an outdoor survival workshop

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Asian fusion cooking class

    Asian fusion cooking class

    As a multicultural city, Vancouver is known for its diverse culinary history—many of which have combined to create dishes featuring global ingredients and techniques from various backgrounds. During this class, learn about Asian fusion in Vancouver and test your hand with creating some specialties of your own. Of course, end the class by enjoying your Asian fusion creation!

  • Day 4: Vancouver

    Travel to Whistler, located in British Columbia’s spectacular Coast Mountains

    Visit the Capilano suspension bridge, an early example of civil engineering that stretches 450 feet long and 230 feet high above the Capilano River

    Learn about the culture and traditional way of life from the Squamish and Lil'Wat Nations

    Ride the Peak 2 Peak gondola, an engineering marvel and the longest continuous lift system in the world, which links Whistler Mountain to Blackcomb Mountain's Rendezvous Lodge

  • Day 5: Vancouver

    Take a tour of the esteemed Vancouver Film School, an entertainment arts school with programs that range from animation and game design to acting and film production

    Add this in-depth excursion:
    Sea Smart workshop

    Sea Smart workshop

    Visit Sea Smart, an organization that uses hands-on learning and activities to teach individuals about current issues impacting our oceans and get them brainstorming solution-based approaches. Take part in a workshop where you will participate in Sea Smart's innovate curriculum and get inspired to become an environmental champion and make a positive difference in the world.

    Enjoy dinner in Vancouver

    Spend time exploring Granville Island, Vancouver's shopping district, on your own

  • Day 6: Depart for home

Want to learn more about this program?

Learning outcomes on this program

Confidence • Curiosity • Global perspective • Empathy • Adaptability • Relatability • Self-Awareness


EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources

With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development
See the resources you get
EF Global Learning Model Post-Study Abroad Learning Resources
Academic resources


With this program, you get access to our Global Learning Resources, which include:

  • Discussion questions
  • Sample assignments
  • Journal prompts
  • Webinars
  • EF's Global Competency Assessment, a pre- and post-program assessment to measure competency development

See the resources you get



Your experience includes

  • Round-trip airfare

    Your price includes round-trip airfare for your whole group

  • Accommodations

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

  • On-tour transportation

    Land transportation

  • Regional-style meals

    Daily breakfasts and select local dinners are included in your program. Generally, we leave lunch up to you so your group has an opportunity to explore its own tastes.

  • End-to-end support

    Your team helps to secure administrative approval and academic credit, provides recruiting tools and helps establish your program's ongoing presence on campus.

  • EF Global Learning Toolkit

    To capitalize on moments for building empathy, awareness, and adaptability in a global environment, we offer a number of different tools designed to help educators facilitate student growth abroad and on campus, including academically enriched travel programs, industry engagement opportunities, global learning resources, and a Global Competencies Assessment tool.

  • Full-time Tour Director

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

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert Local Guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and enhancing teaching moments wherever your curriculum takes you.

  • Guided sightseeing

    Gain insider knowledge and cultural perspective from licensed local guides who join your group for select experiences on tour.

  • Entrances

    Beaty Biodiversity Museum & workshop; Business and innovation visit; Capilano Suspension Bridge; Squamis Lil'Wat Cultural Centre; Peak to Peak Gondola ride; Vancouver Film School

  • Worldwide support, safety and security

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide. We provide 24-hour emergency support service along with a comprehensive $50 million liability policy that covers you and your institution while abroad.

  • Flexible payment options

    Give more students the opportunity to study abroad by offering them two different payment plan options, along with our TripFunder website to help fundraise for the program.


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