History

Celebrating 48 Years of Excellence in Environmental Education

Our history, much like the natural world, will continue to grow and change. We invite you to explore the major milestones that have helped define Cheakamus Centre today. We encourage you to share your memories by sending your stories and photo images to: info@cheakamuscentre.ca


1969
North Vancouver Outdoor School established by the North Vancouver School District
1970
Eastview Elementary brings first class of grade 6's to attend Outdoor School
1982
Salmon Hatchery is built
1985
Skw'une-was Bighouse Cultural Immersion Program established
1986
North Vancouver Outdoor Alumni Society established
1996
Nature Conservancy of Canada conservation covenant granted
1999
Dave Marshall Salmon Reserve dedicated by Department of Fisheries and Oceans
2007
BlueShore $1 Million Legacy Fund awarded to build new environmental learning centre
2008
Advisory Committee formed to guide campus renewal
2009
Cheakamus Foundation for Environmental Learning formed
2012
BlueShore Financial Environmental Learning Centre opens its doors
2013
Rebranding to Cheakamus Centre - nature is in session
2014
Launch of new and enhanced environmental education programs for all ages
2015
BlueShore Financial Environmental Learning Centre awarded prestigious LEED Platinum Certification