USA/Seattle Trips: Important Info

download (1)Columbia College is no longer organizing  trips each semester to Seattle, USA. Students must book their own trips to visit America.

Here are 2 trusted companies that Columbia College has used during our visits down to the states in the past:

WestTrek: Columbia College has used WestTrek for all of our last 4 visits to Seattle. They offer both 1 and 2 day trips depending on the season. Take a look on their website to find a tour date that suits you.

For more information visit their website:

Discover Canada Tours/Club ESL Are a great company that has been offering tours to various locations for several years. They offer 1, 2 and even three year tours to Seattle and even Portland.

For more information visit their website:

PLEASE NOTE FOR THOSE APPLYING FOR THE US VISA: College will NOT be giving you any letter to say you are attending a trip. You should request one from the tour company or use the email confirmation you receive after you purchase your ticket.

Volunteer Opportunity – Vancouver International film Festival


Hi everyone,

The 2017 Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) will be running this year from September 28th – October 13th. This international festival could provide invaluable volunteer experience for you all. They require volunteers in whole range of different roles.

If you would like to volunteer at the festival simply apply online here .

This is a great opportunity and who knows you may even rub shoulders with some movie stars!


July Activity Update

Vancouver Whitecaps vs. New York City F.C,

BC Place Stadium. Tickets only $15!

Weds, July 5th – 7.00PM-PM

Can the mighty Vancouver Whitecaps topple David Villa and Andrea Pirlo’s New York City. Come see this huge game at BC  Place!!

8 Places remaining.


Whitewater Rafting  in Squamish BC.

Tickets are only $90

Sun, July 9th – 10AM-6PM

Feel the rush and feel the ride. This full day of rafting will be energetic, exciting and never boring! Only 8 spots remaining.


Seattle USA 2 Day Trip

Tickets $115 (includes 1 night hotel stay and 2 day tour)

Sat & Sun, July 29th/30th

This two day city tour will include a driven and walking tour of the city, one night stay in a downtown hotel and a day shopping at Seattle Premium Outlets. Sports fans will have the option to go see a Major League Baseball came at Safeco Field.


Upcoming Activities & Events in June/July

a-lazerLAZER TAG

Sunday 11th June, 2017

Lazer Tag! Back by popular demand and in a whole new venue with new equipment we will take on each other in a brand new arena. Think you can take me on???

Tickets only $10 for 3 games of FUN! First game starts at 12PM.


Sunday 9th July, 2017

Whitewater Rafting!!!! This day-long activity will be exciting, exhilarating and extraordinary. Sail down rapids, over rocks and and get wet through the gorgeous valley surrounding Squamish. All the snow this winter has made this season the best for rafting in many years!

Tickets are $90 (reg. price more than $200!!) We have a limit of 20 so get your place ASAP.

Volunteering Resources- 2017

Here are a list of volunteering resources for the local and regional area. The websites below have a range of different opportunities. Think carefully about what time you can give and find a cause that you are passionate about. There is also be a ‘Volunteering Board ‘ created on the 3rd floor that will be updated with any opportunities that come our way.volunteers

If you are interested in volunteering in-school then check your college email regularly for emails from Rose or Alex.

YMCA Vancouver

Go Volunteer

Volunteer BC

City of Vancouver

Volunteering Vancouver

Vancouver Aquarium

Vancouver Sun Run