School Field Trips

Interactive historical fields trips in Vancouver

“Through interesting content, games, and humour, students were captivated throughout our tour.” - Rob M. via Trip Advisor

Field trips into Vancouver history

In light of Covid 19 we’ve made some changes to our school field trip offerings. During summer 2020 we’re offering custom versions of two of our walking tours for school groups: the Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour and the Really Gay History Tour – specially adapted for school groups.

These walking tours provide an exciting and interactive way for students to learn about B.C. and Canadian social history outside of the classroom, on the streets or in Stanley Park, in a fully immersive experience. The tours already take place completely outside and, in light of Covid 19, we’re limiting group size to 12 and accommodating social distancing.

Arrange your student field trip

To request a private walking tour for your school group email us at:

[email protected]

Make sure to mention your:

  • Preferred walking tour
  • Preferred date and time
  • Group size and student ages (max 12 students and chaperones per group)

We’ll reply within 24 hours.

We’re happy to work with your schedule, just let us know when you want your field trip to happen and we’ll do our best to accommodate your needs.

If you are a secondary or post secondary educator and you would like to come on a public tour to see if this experience would work well for your class, please email us directly and we would be happy to host you during our normally scheduled tours.

Cost

The cost is $250 for up to 12 people, plus gratuity and GST.

More details on our school tour offerings:

The Dark Secrets of Stanley Park Tour

Exploring hidden trails and the historic seawall, this tour visits famous landmarks with an untold history. Students learn about Coast Salish First Nations who have called the peninsula home for thousands of years, and the impact of colonizing forces up to the present day. Along the route, students hear about the inspiring, remarkable, and eccentric characters who have left their mark on the Park.

A unique field trip for students from Grade 5 – University:

  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Start and end pointOutside the Vancouver Aquarium entrance by the whale fountain

The Really Gay History Tour

The wild, untold history of Vancouver’s LGBTQ2+ community comes alive through stories of struggle, unity and celebration on this powerful walking tour through Downtown and the West End. Students will meet a history of outrageous drag queens, book store bombings and the unsung heroes who forever changed the social fabric of our city. Perfect for any secondary or post-secondary social justice, gender studies and civics courses, student groups, GSA groups and more.

  • Duration – 2 hours
  • Start PointOutside Vancouver City Centre Skytrain station, at the intersection of West Georgia and Granville
  • End PointDavie & Bute streets at Jim Deva Plaza, by the rainbow crosswalk 
"(A) massive thank you to Glenn for the most brilliant tour ever. The class is still raving about the experience and everything we learned." - Sarah P.