Outdoor Education Grade Trips

Grades 3-7 
Every year our grades 3 to 7 classes head to Camp Summit Outdoor Education Centre in Squamish. Trip duration increases by grade, from day trips to overnight stays; outdoor activities, which include rock climbing, mountain biking, navigation training, and low/high ropes, are also age appropriate. Aside from outdoor skills, personal development is emphasized, with students learning leadership, team-building and self-reflection skills. 

Grade 8
Students participate in forest ecology programs designed by UBC Master of Forest Management at Evans Lake Outdoor School in Brackendale. 

Grade 9
The grade 9 classes celebrate winter in the Cascade Mountains of EC Manning Provincial Park, cross country skiing, snowshoe hiking, tobogganing, and engaging in snow shelter construction and winter survival activities. 
Grade 10
Students spend five days at Strathcona Park Lodge on Vancouver Island, where they choose from seven trip adventures, including river and ocean canoeing, sea kayaking and hiking. 

Grade 10 Wilderness Pursuits 
Developed by WPGA's outdoor education department, WP is an elective grade 10 course that integrates academic curriculum in highly experiential ways. The full-year program includes six backcountry excursions and is suitable for all levels of fitness and outdoor experience.

Grades 11-12
Students choose from three trip options: rock climbing and rappelling at Skaha Bluffs, cycling the Kettle Valley Rail Trail, or designing their own adventure (hiking, winter camping, snowshoeing, sea kayaking), with the expectation they partake in at least one trip over two years.

West Point Grey Academy

4125 West 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., V6R 4P9
Tel: 604-222-8750  

Since 1996, West Point Grey Academy has gratefully resided on the Jericho Lands, the unceded traditional territories of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam Indian Band), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) Nation and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Honoured to learn and play on these beautiful lands, we endeavour to be a leader in Indigenous education. In creating shared understanding and opportunities, we hope to help foster a more equitable society for all.