North Vancouver School District
the natural place to learn©
Cheakamus Centre

Established in 1969, Cheakamus Centre is an overnight field school and environmental studies facility located on 165 hectares of ecological reserve in Paradise Valley, Brackendale. The Centre is owned by the North Vancouver School District (NVSD) and offers a range of environmental and Indigenous cultural programs to children, youth and adults from the NVSD, Sea-to-Sky corridor, and broader Metro Vancouver region.

Kids Cooking Bannock.jpgThe Centre's educational programs support NVSD's vision of providing a rich diversity of engaging and innovative student-centred learning. Reflecting the district's commitment to providing leadership in outdoor place-based learning and sustainability practices, Cheakamus Centre values the opportunity to connect learners to the natural world, and inspire sustainable values and behaviours.

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Cheakamus Centre programs are designed around a set of Guiding Principles that help inform program development and delivery while supporting core curricular competencies.

For more information visit the Cheakamus Centre website.


Cheakamus Outreach

During these challenging times, Cheakamus staff have been exploring creative ways to share some of the powerful experiential elements of our programs with students and staff.

Innovative examples of these outreach efforts include:

​Outdoor School Program
​Skw'une-was Program
​Counsellor Training Program
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