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Course Description

Improve your English skills and visit some of Western Canada’s top travel destinations. The activity program is made up of information meetings and guided excursions to points of cultural and social interest in and around Calgary.

Please see Admission, Payment and Refunds for information on admission requirements, payment options and refunds.

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Prerequisites

  • Students must be 18 years or older*
  • Students must be registered concurrently in ESL 100 or EAP 200 (For EAP 200, students are responsible for checking their course schedules and ensuring there are no schedule conflicts before registering into the activity program).

*If you are 17 and have completed high school, please contact us.

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Type
Field Trip
Dates
Apr 22, 2024 to Jul 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $900.00
Section Notes

Early Bird Fee: $800 (if registration received 30 days before ESL 100 begins)

Regular Fee: $900

Includes: - 3 Day trips
  - 2 Overnight trips

The fee cover transportation, admission fees, accommodation (overnight trips), and equipment rental and lift tickets (ski/snowboard trips).

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2024

Note: $150 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy. 

 

Type
Event
Dates
Apr 22, 2024 to Jul 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $15.00
Section Notes

Dear all sports lovers! join us! Indoor soccer and/or basketball package. This includes 4 different dates to play with your classmates!

Date:

  • May 2
  • May 24
  • June 21
  • July 10
     

Items Included
Soccer / Basketball equipment
Indoor soccer / basketball court

Registration Deadline: May 1, 2024

Note:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
May 01, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Join us all sports lovers! Indoor soccer and/or basketball event.


Items Included
Soccer / Basketball equipment
Indoor soccer / basketball court

Registration Deadline: April 30, 2024

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
May 04, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $150.00
Section Notes

Welcome to the Canadian Rockies! Banff is one of the most famous destinations in Alberta.


Items Included
Transportation
National Park Fee
Banff Gondola Admission 
Lake Louise 
Banff Townsite 
Lunch Buffet 

Registration Deadline: April 29, 2024 

Notes: 

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An Activity waiver must be signed prior to this trip.
  • Date and destination, subject to change.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
May 12, 2024 to May 13, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $475.00 or $100.00 deposit
Section Notes
Ski or snowboard at the Sunshine Resort in Banff National Park and stay overnight in the Rocky Mountains!
Items Included
Transportation from the the University to/from Sunshine Resort
Ski / snowboard equipment rental
Lift tickets
Lesson (only for the first time skier/snowboarder)
National Park fee
Accommodation
 

Registration Deadline: April 26, 2024

Notes:

  • $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this trip.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
May 17, 2024 to May 17, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Time travel from 1800s to 2024 in Alberta! Discover the ranching life, learning about animals and agriculture. Exploring Alberta starts from here! 


Items Included
Transportation
Bar U Ranch 
Granary Road 
Other activities

Registration Deadline: May 3, 2024 

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An Activity waiver must be signed prior to this trip.

More Information: Bar U Ranch Granary Road 

 

Type
Field Trip
Dates
May 24, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Join us all sports lovers! Indoor soccer and/or basketball event.


Items Included
Soccer / Basketball equipment
Indoor soccer / basketball court

Registration Deadline: May 23, 2024

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jun 09, 2024 to Jun 10, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $275.00 or $100.00 deposit
Section Notes

Waterton Lakes National Park is known for its natural beauty, and is a highlight for many of our students in their Canadian experience. 


Items Included
Transportation from and to Waterton 
Accommodation 
Waterton Lake Cruise 
National Park Fee
Sightseeing Locations 
Hiking Activities 

Registration Deadline: May 20, 2024

Notes: 

  • $100 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. 
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this trip.
Type
Event
Dates
Jun 14, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Ranchman's Mid-Term Party 

 Let's enjoy and celebrate the mid-term of the Spring Semester Program with a very Calgarian experience! Have food and learn line dancing!


Items Included
A drink ticket (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink)
Buffet style refreshments
Line dance lessons
More dance and music 
Some other activities

Registration Deadline: May 31, 2024

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to the event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jun 21, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Join us all sports lovers! Indoor soccer and/or basketball event.


Items Included
Soccer / Basketball equipment
Indoor soccer / basketball court

Registration Deadline: Jun 20, 2024

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jun 29, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $75.00
Section Notes

Exploring Alberta's beautiful nature in Kananaskis and Canmore!


Items Included
Transportation from and to Kananaskis/Canmore
Stop at Waterfalls 
National Park fee 
Hiking
Other Activities 

Registration Deadline: June 14, 2024 

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An Activity waiver must be signed prior to this trip.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jul 05, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $35.00
Section Notes

Calgary Stampede, "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth"! Music, stunt performance, dance and fireworks, the Grandstand Show pushes the excitement of Stampede to the climax in the after-hours as the sun sets. 


Items included:

  • Admission ticket to Stampede Grandstand Show
  • Admission to the Calgary Stampede grounds

Registration Deadline: Jun 27, 2024

Notes:

  • This activity is for students enrolled in the 2024 Spring Semester Program (ESL 100-056), Academic Communication Certificate (EAP 200-025), Summer 1 Intensive Program (ESL 101-092) and, Explore Summer 1 Intensive Program (ESL 101-094) only.

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.

  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.


More Information: Calgary Stampede

Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jul 10, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $5.00
Section Notes

Join us all sports lovers! Indoor soccer and/or basketball event.


Items Included
Soccer / Basketball equipment
Indoor soccer / basketball court

Registration Deadline: July 9, 2024

Include 4 games on the following dates:

  1. May 2
  2. May 24
  3. June 21
  4. July 10

Notes:

  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to this event.
Type
Event
Dates
Jul 19, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $25.00
Section Notes

Graduation Party

Gather with all your classmates to celebrate your graduation!!


Items Included
A drink ticket (alcoholic or non-alcoholic drink)
Buffet style refreshments
Dance
Some other activities

Registration Deadline: July 5, 2024

Notes:

  • $25 early bird fee ends on June 19. After June 19, the regular fee will be $50.
  • Fee is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy.
  • An activity waiver must be signed prior to the event.
Type
Field Trip
Dates
Sep 16, 2024 to Dec 13, 2024
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $800.00 or $150.00 deposit
Section Notes

Early Bird Fee: $800 (if registration received 30 days before ESL 100 begins)

Regular Fee: $900

Includes: - 3 day trips
  - 2 overnight trips

The fee covers transportation, admission fees, accommodation (overnight trips), and equipment rental and lift tickets (ski/snowboard trips).

Registration Deadline: September 13, 2024

Note: $150 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy. 

Type
Field Trip
Dates
Jan 06, 2025 to Apr 04, 2025
Delivery Options
Course Fees
Flat Fee non-credit $800.00 or $150.00 deposit
Section Notes

Early Bird Fee: $800 (if registration received 30 days before ESL 100 begins)

Regular Fee: $900

Includes: - 3 day trips
  - 2 overnight trips

The fee covers transportation, admission fees, accommodation (overnight trips), and equipment rental and lift tickets (ski/snowboard trips).

Registration Deadline: January 10, 2025

Note: $150 deposit is non-refundable and non-transferable. Please see esl.ucalgary.ca for our refund policy. 

 

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