Overview

At Coast Mountain College you study, work and play in one of the most spectacular places on earth. Your classroom is connected to place - to rich cultures, rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas.

Our intensive spring and summer field schools combine a full semester of learning into just a few weeks where you'll experience northwest BC's incredible history, culture and environment.

This is education unbound. 

Programs offered

  • criminology

    Criminal Justice

    Have you ever considered if our criminal justice system is fair and effective? Examine how the police, courts and prison system respond to criminal behaviour.

    May 1 - May 19, 2023

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  • Haida Gwaii Culture

    Haida Gwaii Field School

    The emphasis of this field school will be on the sustainability of rural communities while introducing students to the First Nation cultures of the northern northwest coast. 

    May 23 - June 3, 2023

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  • Sense-of-Place-Gitgat

    Humans and their Environment

    The Humans and their Environment field school offers students a chance to see the intersections between people, place, politics and traditional knowledge.

    May 1 - May 12, 2023

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  • icefields-to-oceans

    Icefields to Oceans

    Learn about geomorphology by examining the unique landscapes of northwestern BC.

    June 5 - June 28, 2023

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  • Life in the oceans

    Life in the Oceans

    A journey that will take you from inter-tidal zones to the wide-open ocean to witness the range of life in between.

    May 1 - May 12, 2023

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  • Observing nature

    Ornithology: Biology of Birds

    This field school will give an overview of evolution, diversity, life history and behaviour of birds. 

    June 19 - June 30, 2023

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  • relationships-and-language

    People and Place: Indigenous Connections to Place and Landscape in Northwest BC

    Through classroom and field-based experience, explore how Indigenous peoples have managed, modified, and stewarded their lands since time in memorial. 

    May 1 to May 19, 2023

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  • people-of-the-skeena

    People of the Skeena

    Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history, while learning about the traditional usages of plants, cedar weaving, and traditional activities such as the preparation of smoked salmon. 

    June 22 - June 30, 2023

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  • Invertebrates

    Plants and their Ecosystems

    Complete a four-week tour of the Coast Mountains of BC while developing your skills in plant biology. Investigate a diversity of ecosystems including temperate rainforest, boreal forest, alpine, wetlands, estuaries, and coastal habitats. 

    August 7 - September 1, 2023

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  • Skeena River

    Stories on the Land

    Learn about how heritage sites are managed and how stories about these places are told.

    June 5 - June 21, 2023

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