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Georges P. Vanier Secondary
Explore Program
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Twenty years from now you'll be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the things that you did do.
So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour.
Catch the trade winds in your sails.  Explore. Dream. Discover.
 – Mark Twain


About Explore


The GP Vanier Explore Program is an integrated outdoor education program that incorporates leadership, learning and outdoor skills. We work hard and we play hard. 

The first few months we move through course work at a quick pace, which gives us time for our outdoor experiences. This program requires students to push themselves in many areas in which they may not feel entirely comfortable, but through this experience they will grow. 

Explore is a team that relies upon each other. We practice both interdependence and independence. Through amazing outdoor experiences, students will challenge themselves personally, physically and mentally. Working together, they will build memories to last a lifetime.

The Explore program offers 18 credits towards graduation and courses consist of: Physical Education 11, Outdoor Education 11, Pre-Calculus 11, English 11 and Biology 11.  (See Course Content page for more detailed course descriptions.)