Explore extracurricular activities, week 3!
Continuing the series from earlier this week, here are a few of the activities that some institutions offered last year in their third week of Explore. These are both ESL and FSL institutions, and the featured activities may or may not have been free.
- Students at York University’s Glendon College swallowed their fear of heights and went up the CN Tower, Toronto’s landmark 553.33-metre-high tower featuring a glass floor and a revolving restaurant with panoramic views. Up until 2010, it was the world’s tallest free-standing structure and the world’s tallest tower. It was also declared one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers!
- Students from Explore à La Pocatière at the University of Alberta’s Campus Saint-Jean, geared up for paintball games, while participants at the Humber College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning danced up a storm at the Habari Africa Festival.
- Université de la Saskatchewan students took lots of photographs on their trip to Banff. It was quite a hike, but they enjoyed the tremendous beauty of Alberta’s Rockies and Lake Louise. Fun fact: Banff is the community with the second-highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise. It is also one of the most popular tourist destinations in Canada.
- Fans of Lucy Maud Montgomery at Université de Moncton had the chance to visit the magical Anne of Green Gables Museum in Prince Edward Island.
- Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) students went to Les FrancoFolies de Montréal, the annual music and performance festival that features over 1,000 francophone artists, while Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières took students to Parc national de la Mauricie, which offers activities like canoeing, kayaking, hiking, and camping.
- University of British Columbia students had the chance to discover Whistler, a top Canadian destination for downhill skiing and snowboarding in winter and mountain biking, hiking, and river rafting in summer. Not too far away, University of Victoria students took a trip to Vancouver to see some of the fabulous sights it has on offer.
- Explore participants at the University of Winnipeg visited the Manitoba Legislative Building as well as Assiniboine Park Zoo, which was established in 1904 at the west end of Winnipeg’s Assiniboine Park. In April 2012, the Assiniboine Park Zoo became the only facility in North America that is home to a pair of Asiatic lions.