Take a Hike Vancouver

Take a Hike Vancouver has been running since 2000 and is an innovative education program engaging at-risk youth through a unique combination of academics, adventure-based learning, therapy and community involvement. Based at John Oliver Secondary School, Take a Hike Vancouver operates in partnership with School District 39 (Vancouver Board of Education).

Meet Our Team

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.

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