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Welcome to Cheakamus Centre

Established in 1969, Cheakamus Centre is an overnight environmental education facility located on 420 acres of ecological reserve in the Paradise Valley, outside Squamish, BC. The Centre is owned by the North Vancouver School District and offers a wide variety of experiential environmental programs to children and adults from the Sea to Sky corridor, Metro Vancouver, and beyond. The flagship K-12 Outdoor School program includes nature-based and outdoor activities tied to new BC curriculum, as well as youth leadership, recreation, and other hands-on experiences intended to instill in young learners a sense of respect and appreciation for the natural world.

Check out MLA Jordan Sturdy presenting a statement on Cheakamus Centre and how it is inspiring a greater appreciation of the natural world in B.C.'s youth. Cheakamus Centre also hosts visitors from around the globe for special events, weddings, retreats, conferences, camps, and workshops.