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

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    Coast Mountain Ecology

    Explore the diversity of our regional ecosystems as you spend two weeks studying temperate rainforest and alpine, aquatic, and riparian systems in our outdoor classrooms.

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    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.

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    An opportunity to learn outside, improve field research skills, and experience the culture and environment that makes our region unique.

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    People of the Skeena

    Immerse yourself in the rich and amazing Gitxsan culture and history while learning the preparation of smoked salmon and weaving of cedar in an outdoor classroom.

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    Permaculture Design

    Learn how to create sustainable communities through the process of permaculture design.  During this two-week intensive study you will complete a variety of outdoor activities, lectures, visits to field sites, and explore how the creative design process of permaculture can provide an organizing framework for

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    Rainforests and Coastal Communities

    Gain knowledge of both geography and ecology while being immersed in one of the most ecologically and environmentally diverse places on earth.

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    Sense of Place: Gitga'at Territory Seaweed Camp

    Experience the spectacular geography of the northwest coast while you participate in traditional seafood harvesting and processing.

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    Stewart/Telegraph Creek

    Experience local Indigenous culture while developing an appreciation for a wide variety of geomorphological processes and landscapes.

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