Adventure Tourism Courses

If you’re looking for a fun but challenging GAP year, or want to enter the outdoor tourism industry through adventure tourism courses in Canada, our Adventure Tourism Program is just for you.

Start Dates



6 - 12 months


From C$7,500

Program Overview

Available during the summer and winter season, our Adventure Tourism Program will teach you new skills and techniques to help you to navigate the mountains while living in BC’s capital of outdoor adventure, Whistler. You will learn in small, interactive classes, with a flexible schedule to allow you to enjoy life and work in Whistler – it’s the ultimate adventure tourism course in Canada!

During the winter, you’ll learn skills in snow safety, skiing, snowboarding, guiding, leadership and survival, as well as winter camping. Over summer, skill sets include safety, downhill biking skills, entry-level climbing, backcountry leadership and wilderness first aid certification. Following their studies, students will then apply their skills in a co-op job placement to gain work experience in Canada’s tourism industry!

Study and work while enjoying the Whistler lifestyle of skiing, snowboarding, mountain biking, hiking, and living close to nature!

What’s Included


  • Complete support to register in the program to receive your Acceptance letter to apply for your study and work permit for Canada
  • Assistance to find your first accommodation
  • Assistance with travel insurance.
  • Pre-departure orientation to help you prepare for your arrival in Canada.
  • Guidance on getting your study work permit upon arrival to Canada

In Country

  • Assistance in setting you up for life in Canada: bank account, SIN, Canadian phone number and more!
  • Transport organization to Whistler from Vancouver
  • Resume revision & interview preparation to get a job in Whistler
  • Expert and experienced professional instructors
  • Small interactive classes based on one-on-one class learning
  • You’ll have our Vancouver-based team to answer any questions throughout your time here!

The Fun Stuff!

  • Live and work in a world-class tourism destination
  • Experience amazing summers in Whistler’s Great Outdoors
  • During the winter, play in intense snow, deep powder and enjoy Canada’s best après ski
  • Whistler is one of the most popular Working Holiday Destinations in Canada and you will meet people from all over the world
  • Get your professional diploma from a certified education institution in Canada
  • Only 90-minutes drive from Vancouver for city adventures

What’s Not Included*

Flights, medical insurance, study and/or work permit application fees, local transportation, food and rent.

What Will I Do?

Our adventure tourism courses in Canada are designed to give you the skills necessary to enter the outdoor tourism industry. You will learn technical skills and credentials of the adventure tourism industry, develop knowledge of personal and group safety and conscientious stewardship of the heritage and the environment.

You’ll also exhibit leadership in varied and diverse situations, demonstrate an understanding of basic business skills applied to adventure tourism and the ability to support adventure-based and nature-based outdoor recreation activities.

Let’s Get Started!

You may apply at any time of the year, however the earlier you start planning, the better, as the start dates will be limited, even more if you are interested in a winter or summer program.

Remember that the study and work permit can take some time to be approved!

To check if you are eligible, please check out our Am I Eligible? page to see if you can apply for a study and work permit visa.