Our mission is to support the ongoing success and viability of the Cheakamus Centre (formerly named the North Vancouver Outdoor School). Cheakamus Centre provides children, youth and adults innovative, authentic educational experiences in nature that inspire learners to make informed, sustainable decisions through a deeper understanding and connection to the natural world.
Situated on 420 acre of ecological reserve land near Squamish BC, the Cheakamus Centre is unique among a handful of environmental learning centres in Canada. The diverse biological landscape includes significant stands of old growth forests, wild salmon streams and amphibian ponds. The property is home to the largest recorded concentration of wintering bald eagles in North America, as well as the Dave Marshall Salmon Reserve, a centre of federally designated habitat and spawning channels for five species of pacific salmon.
Since 1969, Cheakamus Centre has provided experiential overnight field-based studies and workshops that reach over 17,000 students and adults annually.
The Centre's mission is to provide hands-on educational programming to students of all ages in its indoor and outdoor classrooms.