Upper Lynn Elementary
North Vancouver School District
Outdoor School

There is a true gem among us and it has been nestled in the heart of the Sea to Sky Corridor for over four decades. The Outdoor School is a treasured overnight field school and educational resource for experiential environmental studies situated on 165 hectares (420 acres) of ecological reserve in the Cheakamus River Valley near Squamish, British Columbia.  In nature’s classroom participants can wander under 1,000-year-old cedars; gaze at hundreds of wintering bald eagles; watch a goat kid being born or marvel at thousands of spawning salmon. Learners are inspired to make more informed environmentally sustainable decisions through field study, outdoor recreation and other direct experiences in nature that instill a sense of respect and appreciation of the natural world.