High School Program
Embark on a journey through the majestic Canadian Rockies, from Banff to Jasper, and immerse yourself in unparalleled natural beauty. Alongside mountain excursions and insightful workshops, students will acquire a deep understanding of environmental conservation and strategies for sustainable coexistence.
Known for its bright blue waters and towering mountain ranges, the Canadian Rockies are one of the most spectacular regions in Canada. However, due to the effects and challenges of climate change, the Canadian Rockies are slowly losing their famous turquoise luster and glaciers are receding at alarming rates. Our Rockies program allows you to engage with these topics through immersive experiences such as visiting Athabasca Glacier with an Indigenous guide.
The Canadian Rockies are globally renowned for unbeatable hiking trails, pristine waters, and incredible wildlife. Journey along the picturesque Trans-Canada Highway to spots like Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper, to witness the crystal blue water and feel encompassed by the mountains. Explore the region while gaining tangible skills and knowledge in environmental stewardship, climate change mitigation, and wilderness adventure. Through various mountain excursions and workshops with local changemakers, gain an appreciation for the land, and the tools to better sustain it.
At Insight, our program itineraries are as unique as your students. All our program itineraries are customized with teacher chaperones to ensure that it meets the needs of your students.
With the support of a variety of local vendors and NGO’s, we promise that your students will get an authentic, local experience.
All our trips include:
Want to take your students outside the classroom? Review our program locations and suggested themes.
Connect with one of our High School Educators who will help custom design your program.
With our assistance, submit required paperwork and details to your Administration and School Board.
Announce the trip to your students! (We’ll provide all the materials you need).
Invite us to your school to host a Student & Parent Info Night! We will be there to answer questions and support student sign-up!
Spend the day with the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society learning about wilderness conservation and climate change mitigation.
Visit the Banff Upper Hot Springs to soak in the natural, mineral rich waters.
Channel your inner mountain goat to ascend rock walls and ridges as you embark on a guided climbing experience on Mount Norquay. (Rafting is also available.)
Visit the Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum to learn about the Indigenous culture and history of the region. Later, explore some possible free time in the quaint town of Banff.
Drive north along the Icefields Parkway to the striking turquoise-coloured Lake Louise. Explore the lake on a famous red canoe or complete a short hike to a tea house such as Lake Agnes Tea House.
Then, drive 40 km north to Peyto Lake. This vibrant blue glacier-fed lake is a popular stop for visitors traveling along the famed Icefields Parkway. Carry onwards to Jasper to stay in private, rustic cabins at the Palisades Stewardship Centre.
Spend the day exploring the mountains of Maligne Valley and hearing about traditional ways of life from an Indigenous tour guide. The Canadian Rockies are known to the Indigenous people in Alberta as the ‘Shining Mountains’ or the ‘Backbone of the World.’ Join a Métis guide who considers the Athabasca River to be the blood in his veins and he invites you to experience the Rockies through his eyes.
The Athabasca Glacier is one of the six principal ‘toes’ of the Columbia Icefield. The glacier currently loses depth at a rate of about 5 meters per year. At the Columbia Icefield Glacier Discovery Centre, students will learn about the impacts of climate change and how it affects the glacier and surrounding landscape.