About Maple Ridge

Located 40 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Maple Ridge is a community that offers the best of BC nature as well as cosmopolitan conveniences. With mountains, lakes, and rain forests all in our backyard, students have endless opportunities to explore. Our homestay families warmly welcome students and provide them with a truly authentic Canadian experience.

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Pre-Academic Programs

The Pre-Academic Program is designed especially for students who will begin the new academic school year with us. They will have the opportunity to prepare for success in their Canadian classes and also participate in exciting excursions and activities.

Program Features:

3 weeks

  • Classes designed to prepare students for success in a Canadian classroom
  • Full itinerary of excursions and activities that will introduce students to the Canadian culture and lifestyle
  • Visits to university and college campuses to explore post-secondary possibilities

Customized Programs

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District works collaboratively with student groups to design programs that are both fun and educational. We welcome inquiries from those who wish to explore customized programs for students aged 13 – 17.

Program Features:

  • Customized itinerary and activities
  • Opportunities for partial integration with local Canadian students
  • Flexible dates available all year round

Spend your summer in Canada!

Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows’ Summer Cultural programs are for international students aged 13 – 17 who want to practice their English and experience the best of Canadian culture during their summer holidays.

Program Features:

  • Located in Maple Ridge, BC, a quiet, safe, authentically Canadian community
  • Classes designed to improve spoken English through group activities and fun lessons on Canadian Culture
  • Includes daily social, cultural, and sporting activities
  • Live with a Canadian homestay family
  • Choose from 2 week, 3 week, or 4 week progams

Sample Week