Discover Canada Student Adventures (DC Student Adventures) is a full-service tour operator specializing in student and youth travel. As a family-owned business with over 25 years of experience, we are a “one-stop” shop for all student travel needs including guided multi-day scheduled and customized tours, ski programs, camps, orientation programs, ground transportation, flights and travel insurance.
DC Student Adventures specializes in group tours and activities for both Elementary and Secondary School Students as well as International Student Programs. Teachers and parents are busy people, which is why our student travel process is seamless and comprehensive. Utilize our expertise when choosing a destination and creating an educational experience for your school group; tour planning and delivery is our specialty. All the details are managed by us so that you can focus on enjoying your trip. As a locally based organization (Vancouver, BC), it is easy to meet in person to discuss itinerary and activity details. In order to help get the students and parents on-board, we help with information sessions and power-point presentations at your school. We are also happy to answer any questions or concerns that students and parents may have.
After great success with our sister divisions, Discover Canada Tours and West Trek, we decided to create a student travel company specifically for Secondary School Students and teachers in 2010. All divisions are part of Uniglobe Specialty Travel Ltd (UST) which has been in business since 1988 and is a full-service travel management company insured as a Tour Operator with $10,000,000 /OCC. In 2011, Club ESL, DC Student Adventures & Discover Canada Tours proudly became an Associate Member of Languages Canada.
At DC Student Adventures, we pride ourselves in having an amazing team; we are all very passionate about travel and want to show students the beautiful country that we live in and beyond its borders. We pride ourselves in going above and beyond to ensure that our guests and chaperones are having the time of their lives!
Goals and Objectives
We believe that educational travel is an intrinsic component of every young person’s development. Travel is an education; it opens minds, encourages personal growth, develops social skills along with skills for the future. Our experiences go far beyond glancing out the window of a tour bus; we encourage students to engage in the world and interact with the new cultures and environments that they are exposed to. We strive to create educational experiences that are interactive, fun, safe, and unique. We are committed to giving you the best tour for the best value by not skipping the incredible opportunities that most tour companies skip to minimize their cost.
Our values are:
- Loyalty to our customers and partners
- Reliability in consistently delivering high quality experiences and relationships
- Community orientated
Student Travel Services
Our mission is to be known as the “One Stop Shop” for all student travel services to make planning as easy as possible for teachers and parents.
- Local Tours & Field Trips – Whistler, Victoria, Rocky Mountains, Tofino, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto & Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City & more
- International Trips– UK, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Iceland, Peru, Galapagos, Spain, South Africa, & more
- Activities– Ski Trips, band camps, art and drama tours, hockey games, BBQs, Whale Watching & more
- Student Camps – We have access to some of the best camp facilities in Canada and can organize any type of tour specific camp for your students
- Transportation – We have our own fleet of 24 deluxe passenger buses & charter larger buses – learn more about our private bus fleet
Educational, safe and fun!
OFFERING TEACHERS & PARENTS
Peace of Mind
Safety, Insurance and Experience
We take care of everything
Buying power to save you money
Chance to Learn
Fun, Interesting, Engaging and Educational experiences
Safety, Insurance and Experience
Opportunity to build strong lifelong friendships
We Are Full Service Agency
Why DC Student Adventures
EXPERIENCE & PERSONALIZED SERVICE
DC Student Adventures is a division of Discover Canada Tours and Uniglobe Specialty Travel Ltd (UST). Since 2005 we have sent hundreds of thousands of students on tailor-made tours both locally and abroad.
STUDENT & GUARDIAN RESOURCES
We are here to support you at every stage of the tour planning with pre- and post-trip logistics. Our goal is to ensure a safe, memorable and worry-free experience.
Our organization has been recognized as industry experts. In addition to being valued member of Tourism Vancouver, IATA, ACTA through UNIGLOBE Specialty, Languages Canada Sponsor and in good standing with Business Practices & Consumer Protection Authority (BPCPA) of British Columbia, and have been the recipients of many industry awards.
COMPREHENSIVE TRAVEL INSURANCE
Before travelling, ensure that you are protected against the unexpected. We offer various packages under Manulife CoverMe Travel Insurance and Guard.me to safeguard against medical insurance and emergency, trip cancellation and interruption, baggage loss and damage as well as flight connections and delays.
INSURANCE & LIABILITY
DC Student Adventures is fully insured tour operator with $10 million Liability Insurance/OCC in addition to $2 Million Canadian Sports Liability coverage, one of the most comprehensive liability packages available.
SAFETY & PROTECTION
Student safety is one of the most important factors when travelling abroad. DC Student Adventures has you covered with experienced staff who understand the balance between safe supervision and fun. All tour guides are extensively trained with criminal record clearance. In addition we offer the following: