Blog @Vancouver

Enjoying a Family Vacation with Your Teen

Summers in BC offer endless opportunities for outdoor activities with friends and family. You may even be considering a trip with the kids before school is back in session.

7 Tips For A Better Relationship With Your Teen

Our team of staff is a unique group including a full-time clinical counsellor for every classroom, which is imperative to the success of the program. Klaus Klein, our in-house therapist since 2000, shares some advice on better parent-teen relationships.

Earth Day: Cleaning our Shorelines and Building Community

Take a Hike hosted a shoreline cleanup as a part of the 1st annual Wild About Vancouver Outdoor Education Festival with the help of the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup and the Keep Vancouver Spectacular initiative.

Canadian Olympic Athlete & Take a Hike Volunteer: Laura Brown

Over 100 volunteers support Take a Hike each year; board and committee members, event planners, mentors, and outdoor adventurers to name a few. We're so grateful to all of our volunteers and would like to provide a shout out and share an interview with one very special volunteer: Laura Brown.

Thank You for Actually Caring About Us

Before I joined Take a Hike, in simple terms, I was lost. I failed most of my classes in Grade 11, probably because I never went. I spent most of my time smoking weed with my friends and crying over how unfortunate my life was. I did not have any motivation or inspiration to change, I did not want any.

From the Mouths of Adventurers

The multi-day expeditions at Take a Hike challenge our students mentally, physically, emotionally & spiritually. Keeping a journal is important to the intense experience-processing of these expeditions and is also a requirement for students’ English academic credits.