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Contents


Course Syllabus               3

Course Objectives             4

Assessment                    5

Course Information            6

Living in Canada              8

Before You Leave              11

Essential Documentation       13

Accommodations                14

Calendar of Events            16

Pre Departure Plans           18

Daily Journal Entries         19

Reflections Upon Return       36

Assignments                   37

Contact Information           46

Receipts                      47




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Course Syllabus

This course will provide students an educational opportunity to explore Western
Canada, its people and environment. Students will prepare for the trip by
reading and discussing books, current events and information on the area and
preparing outdoor classroom curriculum prior to leaving that will be delivered
during the trip. Students will analyze, compare and contrast the management
of natural resources, customer and visitor relations, special events, hotel and
restaurant management, tourism, community relations, cultural
entrepreneurship, and interact with a variety of transportation networks with U.S.
sites they have experienced. Students will also see Olympic National Park
located just across the Straights of Juan de Fuca. Here they will gain
comparative insight into how different countries provide services for all the
topics presented above. Students will prepare a journal document during the
trip that will summarize their interpretation of the Western Canada and
northwestern United States.




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Course Objectives

At the conclusion of the course students will:

   1.       Gain knowledge of major travel destinations in Western Canada.
   2.       Be capable of interpreting, comparing and contrasting U.S. and
            Canada culture.
   3.       Recognize major natural resource management strategies within
            Canadian National Parks and U.S. National Parks.
   4.       Be capable of relating Canadian National Parks to U.S. National
            Parks.
   5.       Gain knowledge of cultural diversity in Western Canada.
   6.       Analyze major special events within the province of Alberta.
   7.       Connect the close relationship between Canada and the U.S. in a
            Variety of markets.
   8.       Relate knowledge gained from major travel destinations to the
            environmental impacts those destinations create.
   9.       Gain knowledge about the importance of the railroad as a major
            transportation network within Canada.
   10.      Be capable of identifying the importance of tourism to a variety of
            Canadian communities.
   11.      Gain knowledge regarding the supply and demand in the
            Hospitality industry.
   12.      Compare the viability of transportation networks in Canada with
            U.S. networks including public transportation, trains, ferries and
            airline services.
   13.      Analyze resource managers’ decisions in reestablishment of nature
            habitat within a highly industrialized region.
   14.      Analyze the relationship between commercial tourist operations
            and community growth.
   15.      Be capable of developing comparisons between the public and
            private provision of leisure in Canada.




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Assessment

On Campus
Attendance                                                        80 pts
Think Piece                                                       10

Western Canada
Three One-Page Papers                                             30
Three Two-Page Papers                                             60
Two Journal Evaluations                                           30
Individual Presentation                                           50
                                       Total Points               260 pts

All assignments will be submitted on the final day of the trip.




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Course Information

Program Length
From May 14, 2009 through May 31, 2009, MU students will have the unique
opportunity to explore Western Canada as few have done before. Students will
travel from the city of Calgary to Olympic Park in Northwestern Washington
State. During this 18-day excursion students will be immersed in Canadian
culture.

Credit
Any MU student can participate in this study abroad trip provided they have at
least a 2.0 GPA. For Parks, Recreation and Tourism majors this trip will count for 3
hours under professional electives. For non-majors the trip will count as a general
elective.

Location
The first stop in this experience takes students to Olympic Park in Calgary,
Alberta. Here, you will get to enjoy the Olympic Park Skyline, which is North
America’s fastest zip line. Next stop is the Banff area, home to Canada's longest
cave system and southern most herd of woodland caribou. Banff is named for
Banffshire, Scotland, which is the birthplace of two major financiers of the
Canadian Pacific Railroad.

Students will depart Banff for a short hop to Lake Louise. Lake Louise is most
famous for its Chateau on the Lake Hotel. It has been considered the most
photographed place in Canada and arguably North America. Students will
travel a short distance west into Yoho National Park to experience the
uniqueness of the Spiral Train Tunnel system. Several scenic points are along the
way as the group moves toward the Crossing Resort. Peyto Lake in particular is
full of loons making their ominous call. A side stop to Lake Abraham will also be
memorable as the group gains knowledge of glacial lakes and their distinctive
characteristic only visible in the winter and spring.

As the group travels to Jasper, Alberta they will experience the Columbia Ice
Fields (the largest source of fresh water in North America), Athabasca Falls, and
the Valley of Five Lakes. A late arrival into Jasper will be our gateway to Jasper
National Park, Canada's largest national park. Next stop is in Hope, BC for a visit
to Hell’s Gate. From there, we move to Vancouver to visit Stanley Park and then
on to Victoria to sea kayak and visit Capilano Park. An early departure from
Victoria to Port Angeles will bring students to Hurricane Ridge in Olympic
National Park. It is known for its biological diversity where eight kinds of plants


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and 15 animals are found on the peninsula, but nowhere else on earth.

From here the group will travel to La Push, the Quileute Indian Nation
Reservation and stay in their exclusive resort on the coast of Washington. This will
be the farthest point west on the trip where the sunset seems to go on forever.
Next, we will make a stop at Whidbey Island to explore their parks. A final stop at
Friday Harbor, WA will give students a chance to whale watch. From there, we
will make our way back to Vancouver to experience Vancouver’s Broadway
and get ready to make the trip home.




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Living in Canada

Weather
The weather in Alberta and British Columbia is typical of early spring here in
Missouri. It can snow, sleet, rain and be sunny all in the same day. There are
differences between Alberta and the Rockies and British Columbia. The Rockies
are typically cool, while the west coast is more moderate. Days in Alberta will
be 40 – 50 degrees and along the coast more like 50 – 70 or higher. Victoria is
similar. Olympic will be slightly different, but again the west coast will moderate
the temperature.

Because of the weather you must have a good quality wind and rain jacket and
rain pants will also help. Gore-Tex is a must so if you don’t have some, borrow or
buy a set to take with you. Plan on sooner or later getting wet, you will get used
to it if the weather is bad. Good water proof shoes are a must. MAKE SURE YOU
HIKE IN THEM WELL BEFORE GOING. THIS IS NO TIME TO GET BLISTERS. Be sure to
have at least two pair of shoes and some flip-flops to give you some relief if your
shoes need to dry out.

Food and Drink
During this trip I will allocate money to you so you have the discretion of
purchasing meals that you want. On numerous stops our breakfast is included in
the room price. When that occurs, your daily meal expense is reduced.
Normally for three meals a day you will receive $50CA. On two meal days the
number is reduced to $40CA. That should provide you plenty of cash to eat
what you want. We will purchase your first lunch, and possibly even your first
dinner before we get money exchanged on Friday. Please keep in mind the
normal allocation of meal money is $10CA for breakfast, $15CA for lunch and
$25CA for dinner. If you eat less you have more to spend as you see fit within
reason. On a few occasions we will eat as a group and have only bill. This will
be for several reasons, but among them we should function as a group. I realize
your need for independence, but we also need to have time to ground
ourselves and share our experiences.

In order to allocate the money I will first need a signed receipt from you. This will
have your name, the date, the location and the amount I am giving you. I will
keep a receipt of all money paid out. Because I do not want to be burdened
with making change everyday, I will allocate money for several days at a time.
You will have to use your judgment as to how to spend it, but note there will be
no cash advances or loans for your meals. Note that your receipts are located
in the back of this journal.


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Drinking
The legal drinking age in Canada is 18. I cannot control your drinking, but I want
you to know I appreciate each of you watching out for the other. Use your
money for food, not beer. Besides, beer is really expensive. I also need you to
know, while we are in Canada I have no legal authority and therefore, if you get
in trouble you are on your own. The trip will not be delayed for you and we will
be forced to leave you behind as you and your parents sort out your lack of
judgment. I realize, there will times when you will seek alcohol, just be mature
and stay out of trouble. Most importantly, if one of your traveling peers is in
disagreement with your behavior, you must comply with their redirection. This is
very important to this trip. I do not want you to feel as though I am there to
correct you.

Smoking
Smoking in Canada is also expensive. If you do smoke, be respectful of others.
Culturally, smoking is much more a part of life in Canada than it is here.


Drugs
Don’t do it.

Departures
Normally, our departures will be early. There is a lot to see and as my brother-in-
law says, “You can sleep when you are dead”. To depart early, my experience
has lead me to believe going to bed late is connected to sleeping late. Be
mature, and again, watch out for each other. If someone has not come home,
let’s get them back. Generally, we should be available for room checks by
10:00 p.m. There are at least two departures that are really early. We have one
6:00 a.m. departure and one 4:30 a.m. departure that we must make to catch
ferries. I will help, but we all need to get rolling. To do that, we should allocate
time to exercise, shower, pack, and eat. This will take about 1 to 1.5 hours every
morning. Because each morning will present new adventures, I anticipate early
morning will not be a problem.


Cell phones and email
No matter what you do, unless you have some type of high end international
plan, your calls will be expensive. I have a cell phone that I replace the SIM
card ($75) and then can use it in Canada. Calls cost me about .20 a minute
and airtime is included in my package. Phone cards are another option.
Internet access is available in many places though for email. Most charge a fee
of about 2-3 dollars for 15 minutes. Many of these sites also allow you to


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download your photos and burn them to a CD. Most places sell you a CD for
$1.


Money Changing
Any bank in Canada will change your money. Traveler’s checks are your best
bet. Upon arrival, you will have to change money in the airport if you need
some Canadian. Banks close in Canada at 3:00pm. On Friday morning you will
not have time to change money due to prior commitments. You can use your
credit card until you get access to a bank. We will get to a bank late Friday
morning.


Computers
I do not recommend bringing a computer. It is additional weight and
responsibility. There is really no such thing as a secure hotel room. NEVER LEAVE
ANYTHING IN THE ROOM YOU CAN’T AFFORD TO LOSE! Always take your money
with you. To the pool, take it in the water with you unless you have a locker, or
have someone watching it at all times. Please help each other in this
responsibility. Also, take things with you while on the train or make sure someone
is watching them.

Electricity
Canada is 120 volts, just like the US.

Exercise
We will try to coordinate some form of early workouts that may include walking,
running and use of gyms in most hotels. These will be on days we do not have
early departures.


Tipping
Rooms are paid for so tipping is not necessary. Food is same as here. Consider
between 10 and 20 percent based on level of service. You food allowance has
considered these charges.




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Before You Leave

Packing
You will be limited to a carry-on style bag that if possible has wheels. This bag
must fit above the over-head storage compartment of the plane. Make sure
yours meets the dimensions of the airlines. You can also carry on a shoulder bag
either as a small pack, or book bag or other type of bag. NOTE YOUR CAMERA
MUST ALSO FIT IN THIS BAG. This must fit overhead or under your seat. We will not
check anything at the airport. The biggest benefit is faster transition through
customs.

Necessary clothing
      2 - pair shoes                              Hat
      1 - pair sandals or flip-flops              Gloves
      Hiking socks                                Beach towel
      Regular socks                               Swimsuit
      Underwear                                   2 - pair shorts
      3 - 4 T-shirts                              Comfortable sleeping and
      3 - 4 pair of pants                          lounging wear

Note: Remember for hiking, cotton gets wet and stays wet. Consider on the
days we hike a smart layering. Polyester t-shirt, sweater or wicking shirt, fleece,
gore-tex overcoat. Jeans are heavy, so limit them. Also after traveling all day,
the first pair of pants might be done. Figure to have at least enough to get to
Jasper. Some hotels have laundry.


What not to bring
      Sweat shirts that duplicate the             Down coats
       warmth you will get from your               Fishing equipment – season is
       fleece                                       not open
      Long under wear                             Knives
      Big heavy hiking boots

Websites to help with packing
       http://www.onebag.com/popups/bundle.html




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Laundry Day
I will buy laundry soap for all of us to use. Many of the hotels have laundry rooms
so if you need to do laundry, check with others and do a full load. One thing
that is handy is a plastic bag of some kind to store dirty clothes until you do
laundry.


Personal items
Limit your beauty products. Most of the hotels have shampoo.
    Hair dryer (If possible share with roomie)
    Personal hygiene products (Small sizes)
    Toothpaste, deodorant
    Contact lens, solution
    Shaving supplies

Medications
Any prescribed medication you must take. Please also provide me a list so I
know and can keep it in the first aid compartment. Make sure your medications
if prescribed are in a legal and well dated bottle that clearly indicates the
current date of the prescription. Make sure you are not out of date. If you have
any medical condition, such as diabetes, allergies, asthma, or anything else
make sure I know.

Additional things to bring
      Deck of cards                                   Consider taking clothes you
      Sunglasses                                       will throw away anyway –
      Small light-weight binoculars                    Saves space
      Camera                                          Small penlight flashlight
      Window/table top tripod                         Water bottle – Canadian
      Jump drive to store pictures                     water is good to drink
      One or two blank CDs to save                    Ear plugs
       pictures                                        Good paperback to read
      Writing tools, pens and pencils                 2-blank checks – Might come
      Folding walking stick, if it will fit            in handy
       in your bag                                     Security pouch or somewhere
                                                        you know where valuables are
                                                        stored




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Essential Documentation

My Passport Number:



      Passport
      Picture ID
      Health Insurance card or information
      Airline ticket confirmation numbers
      Itinerary
      Hotel phone numbers and confirmation numbers
      Address book

Customs
No big deal here, just answer their questions. Tell them you are a part of a
University trip to Western Canada. They will ask how long and if you have any of
a variety of items, most likely tobacco and firearms. If they ask you to move to
another area, do not worry. They randomly take people and ask more
questions or search luggage. Everyone will wait for you in the lobby of the
airport. Just relax.

Travel money
You be the judge. If possible $250 is a good number to bring or have access to.
Your credit card will work everywhere. ATM’s charge a fee. REMEMBER YOUR
PIN NUMBER AND BE SURE TO CHECK AND MAKE SURE IT WILL WORK IN CANADA.
In some cases a fee is also charged when you use your credit card to make the
transaction in international countries. Debit cards, may or may not work. Limit
your cash money and be safe. I have heard though some credit card
companies actually give you a better rate of exchange.




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Accommodations
Thursday May 14, 2009                   Wednesday May 20, 2009
Best Western Siding 29 Lodge            Skagit Motor Inn
453 Marten Street                       655 – 3rd Avenue
Banff, AB T0L 0C0                       PO Box 908
403-762-8866                            Hope, BC V0X 1K0
                                        604-869-5220
Friday May 15, 2009
Best Western Siding 29 Lodge            Thursday May 21, 2009
453 Marten Street                       Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites
Banff, AB T0L 0C0                       1634 Capilano Rd.
403-762-8866                            North Vancouver, BC V7P 3B4
                                        604-987-8185
Saturday May 16, 2009
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise        Friday May 22, 2009
111 Lake Louise Dr.                     Best Western Inner Harbor
Lake Louis, AB T0L 1E0                  412 Quebec Street
403-522-3511                            Victoria, BC V8V 1W5
                                        250-384-5122
Sunday May 17, 2009
The Crossing Resort                     Saturday May 23, 2009
Bag 33                                  Best Western Inner Harbor
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0                 412 Quebec Street
403-761-7000                            Victoria, BC V8V 1W5
                                        250-384-5122
Monday May 18, 2009
The Crossing Resort                     Sunday May 24, 2009
Bag 33                                  Best Western Olympic Lodge
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0                 140 Del Guzzi Dr.
403-761-7000                            Port Angeles, WA 98362-4964
                                        360-452-2993
Tuesday May 19, 2009
Mount Robson Inn                        Monday May 25, 2009
Box 88                                  Quileute Ocean-Side Resort
Jasper, AB TOE 1EO                      PO Box 67
780-852-3327                            La Push, WA 98350
                                        360-374-5267




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Tuesday May 26, 2009
Quileute Ocean-Side Resort
PO Box 67
La Push, WA 98350
360-374-5267

Wednesday May 27, 2009
Best Western Harbor Plaza
33175 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277-8713
360-679-4567

Thursday May 28, 2009
Elements Hotel and Spa
410 Spring Street W
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8090
360-378-4000

Friday May 29, 2009
Elements Hotel and Spa
410 Spring Street W
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8090
360-378-4000

Saturday May 30, 2009
Best Western Abercorn Inn
9260 Bridgeport Road
Richmond, BC V6X 1S1
604-270-7576




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Thursday May 14, 2009                    Tuesday May 19, 2009
Best Western Siding 29 Lodge             Mount Robson Inn
453 Marten Street                        Box 88
Banff, AB T0L 0C0                        Jasper, AB TOE 1EO
403-762-8866                             780-852-3327
http://www.bestwesternalberta.com        http://www.mountrobsoninn.com/
/hotels/best-western-siding-29-
lodge/                                   Wednesday May 20, 2009
                                         Skagit Motor Inn
Friday May 15, 2009                      655 – 3rd Avenue
Best Western Siding 29 Lodge             PO Box 908
453 Marten Street                        Hope, BC V0X 1K0
Banff, AB T0L 0C0                        604-869-5220
403-762-8866                             http://www.skagit-motor-inn.com/
http://www.bestwesternalberta.com
/hotels/best-western-siding-29-          Thursday May 21, 2009
lodge/                                   Best Western Capilano Inn & Suites
                                         1634 Capilano Rd.
Saturday May 16, 2009                    North Vancouver, BC V7P 3B4
The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise         604-987-8185
111 Lake Louise Dr.                      http://www.bestwesterncapilano.co
Lake Louis, AB T0L 1E0                   m/
403-522-3511
http://www.fairmont.com/LakeLouis        Friday May 22, 2009
e/                                       Best Western Inner Harbor
                                         412 Quebec Street
Sunday May 17, 2009                      Victoria, BC V8V 1W5
The Crossing Resort                      250-384-5122
Bag 333                                  http://www.victoriabestwestern.com
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
403-761-7000                             Saturday May 23, 2009
http://www.thecrossingresort.com/        Best Western Inner Harbor
                                         412 Quebec Street
Monday May 18, 2009                      Victoria, BC V8V 1W5
The Crossing Resort                      250-384-5122
Bag 333                                  http://www.victoriabestwestern.com
Lake Louise, AB T0L 1E0
403-761-7000                             Sunday May 24, 2009
http://www.thecrossingresort.com/        Best Western Olympic Lodge
                                         140 Del Guzzi Dr.
                                         Port Angeles, WA 98362-4964
                                         360-452-2993
                                         http://www.olympiclodge.com/



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Monday May 25, 2009                        Saturday May 30, 2009
Quileute Ocean-Side Resort                 Best Western Abercorn Inn
320 Ocean Drive                            9260 Bridgeport Road
PO Box 67                                  Richmond, BC V6X 1S1
La Push, WA 98350                          604-270-7576
360-374-5267                               http://www.abercorn-inn.com/
http://www.quileutenation.org/index
.cfm?page=resort.cfm

Tuesday May 26, 2009
Quileute Ocean-Side Resort
320 Ocean Drive
PO Box 67
La Push, WA 98350
360-374-5267
http://www.quileutenation.org/index
.cfm?page=resort.cfm

Wednesday May 27, 2009
Best Western Harbor Plaza
33175 State Route 20
Oak Harbor, WA 98277-8713
360-679-4567
http://book.bestwestern.com/bestw
estern/productInfo.do?propertyCod
e=48092

Thursday May 28, 2009
Elements Hotel and Spa
410 Spring Street W.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8090
360-378-4000
http://www.earthboxmotel.com/

Friday May 29, 2009
Elements Hotel and Spa
410 Spring Street W.
Friday Harbor, WA 98250-8090
360-378-4000
http://www.earthboxmotel.com/




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Calendar of Events: May 2009


10               11             12              13              14 – Arrive in   15 – Cave      16 – To Lake
                                                                Calgary          and Basin      Louise (am)
                                                                (am)             (am)
                                                                                                Trails (pm)
                                                                Olympic          Sulfer
                                                                Park Zip line    Mountain       Fairmont –
                                                                (pm)             (pm)           Lake Louise

                                                                Banff            Banff


17 – Johnson     18 –           19 – Ice        20 – To Hope    21 – To          22 –           23 – Sea
Canyon –         Helicopter     Fields          BC (am)         Vancouver        Capilano       Kayaking
Spiral Train     Trek (am)      Parkway                         (am)             Park (am)      (am)
(am)                            (am)            Hell’s Gate
                 Trek (pm)                      (pm)            Stanley Park     Ferry (1) to   Exploration
Lake                            Athabatha                       (pm)             Vancouver      (pm)
Abraham          Crossing       Falls and Sky   Hope, BC                         Island (pm)
(pm)                            Tram (pm)                       Vancouver                       Victoria
                                                                                 Victoria
Crossing                        Jasper

24 – To Port     25 – To La     26 – La Push    27 – To         28 –             29 – Whale     30 – Ferry (5)
Angeles via      Push and       (am)            Whidbey         Deception        Watching       to Mainland
ferry (2) (am)   Hoh Rain                       Island – BOR-   Pass Park        (am)           and to
                 Forest (am)    Free Time       Ferry to        and to Friday                   Vancouver
Hurricane                       (pm)            Whidbey (3)     Harbor via       Park           (am)
Ridge (pm)       La Push (pm)                   (am)            ferry (4) (am)   Visitations
                                La Push                                          (pm)           Vancouver
Port Angeles     La Push                        Whidbey –       Whale                           (pm)
                                                Parks and       Watching         Friday
                                                Cities (pm)     (pm)             Harbor         Broadway
                                                                                                and prepare
                                                Oak Harbor      Friday                          to depart for
                                                                Harbor                          home

31 – Depart
to Airport
(am)

Get picked
up and ride
back to
Columbia
(pm)




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Student Presentation Dates
May 17, 2009:
                Lake Abraham
May 19, 2009:
                Athabasca Falls
May 21, 2009:
                Stanley Park
May 24, 2009:
                Hurricane Ridge
May 26, 2009:
                La Push
May 27, 2009:
                Fort Casey
May 29, 2009:
                San Juan Island




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Pre-Departure Plans


1.       What are your goals and objectives for studying abroad?
        Short Term Goals:




        Long Term Goals:




2.       How will this program help your career?




3.       How will this program help your academic efforts?




Note: To help you get the most out of this program, you will record a specific
objective or goal to accomplish throughout each day of your stay in Western
Canada. This objective may be academic, personal, or career-related and
should relate to your overall purpose of studying abroad.




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Day 1: Thursday, May 14, 2009

Activities:
   2:00 a.m. Depart Columbia
   4:30 a.m. Arrive MCI
   6:30 a.m. Depart MCI
   7:21 a.m. Arrive Denver
   8:40 a.m. Depart Denver
   11:12 a.m. RMT Arrive Calgary
   Go through customs, get rental car, navigate to hotel
   3:00 p.m. Reservations at Olympic Park Zip Line
   Evening in Banff

Initial reactions and first impressions of your host country:
      People


      Transportation


      Culture


      Clothing


      Entertainment


      Environment

DUE: Assignment 1
Travel To Canada
Worth: 10 points
Length: One Page




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Day 2: Friday, May 15, 2009

Activities:
   8:00 a.m. meet with Cave and Basin Historic Site
       Meet with Steve Malins – Site Supervisor
   Parks Canada Natural History Museum
       Tour
   4:00 p.m. Hike up Sulfur Mountain
   Visit Upper Banff Hot Springs



Today’s Goal/Objective:



Weather:                                  Worst
                                          Moment:
Significant Events:
                                          Images to Remember:
People We Met:
                                          Quote/Comment of the Day:
Food/Beverage:
                                          Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Money Spent/Not Spent:                    Outside the Group:

                                          Personal High:
Best Buy/Worst Buy:
                                          Personal Low:
Best Moment:
                                          Additional Notes:




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Day 3: Saturday, May 16, 2009

Activities:
   6:00 a.m. early departure if possible for short hike at Johnson Canyon
   9:00 a.m. meeting with Lake Louise –Fairmont Employees
       Meet with Glenn Isaacs and Kimberly Flatt
   1:00 p.m. Free Time for Hiking in the area
   Dinner together



Today’s Goal/Objective:



Weather:                                     Worst Moment:

Significant Events:                          Images to Remember:

People We Met:                               Quote/Comment of the Day:

Food/Beverage:                               Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                             Outside the Group:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                             Personal High:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:                          Personal Low:

Best Moment:                                 Additional Notes:




DUE: Assignment 2
Early Impressions of Canadian Culture
Worth: 10 points
Length: One Page




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Day 4: Sunday, May 17, 2009

Activities:
   8:00 a.m. departure from the Fairmont
   Stop at Moraine Lake – First unique glacial lake in winter stage
   11:00 a.m. arrive at Spiral Train
   *
   Hector Lake, Bow Lake, Peyto Lake, Mistaya Lake, (short hikes and
       photography)
   Abraham Lake – second unique glacial lake
   Evening in Crossing

Today’s Goal/Objective:



Weather:
                                          Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Significant Events:                       Outside the Group:

                                          Personal High:
People We Met:
                                          Personal Low:
Food/Beverage:

Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

Images to Remember:
                                          Additional Notes:
Quote/Comment of the Day:




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Day 5: Monday, May 18, 2009*

Activities:
   Helicopter Trek in the morning
   Trek
   Evening in Crossing

Today’s Goal/Objective:


Weather:

Significant Events:

People We Met:

Food/Beverage:
                                          Images to Remember:

Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                          Quote/Comment of the Day:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:
                                          Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                          Outside the Group:
Best Moment:

                                          Personal High:
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                                          Additional Notes:




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Day 6: Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Activities:
   8:00 a.m. departure from The Crossing
   Parker Ridge and Columbia Ice Field Centre
   Stanley, Sunwapta, Athabasca Falls, Sky Tram – Lots of sights to take in
   *
   Arrive Jasper
   Three group opportunities: Jasper Tramway, Miette Hot Springs, Maligne
       Lake
   Evening in Jasper

Today’s Goal/Objective:


Weather:
                                           Images to Remember:
Significant Events:
                                           Quote/Comment of the Day:
People We Met:
                                           Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Food/Beverage:                             Outside the Group:

                                           Personal High:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                           Personal Low:
Best Buy/Worst Buy:
                                           Additional Notes:
Best Moment:

Worst Moment:




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Day 7: Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Activities:
   Early departure for Hope, BC after breakfast
   This is a 7-hour drive
   Afternoon arrival in Hell’s Gate
   Dinner in Hope
   Evening in Hope

Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:                                  Worst Moment:

Significant Events:                       Images to Remember:

People We Met:                            Quote/Comment of the Day:

Food/Beverage:                            Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                          Outside the Group:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                          Personal High:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:                       Personal Low:

Best Moment:                              Additional Notes:




DUE: Assignment 3
Assessing the issues associated
with hospitality and the
environment
Worth: 20 points
Length: Two Pages




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Day 8: Thursday, May 21, 2009

Activities:
   7:00 a.m. Arrive Vancouver
   Stanley Park- There will be a variety of activities in the park
   *
   Evening in Vancouver

Today’s Goal/Objective:
Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

Images to Remember:

Quote of the Day:



Most Memorable Thing Someone
Did Outside the Group:



Personal High:

Personal Low:

Additional Notes:




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Day 9: Friday, May 22, 2009

Activities:
   Capilano Park in the morning
   *
   2:00 p.m. Depart for ferry
   3:30 p.m. Arrive ferry station
   5:00 p.m. Ferry departs
   Ferry departures incur some downtime because of traffic, weather and
       schedules
   8:00 p.m. Arrive Victoria
   Dinner on the harbor front
   Evening in Victoria

Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:

Significant Events:

People We Met:

Food/Beverage:

Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

Images to Remember:
                                         Personal High:
Quote/Comment of the Day:
                                         Personal Low:
Most Memorable Thing Someone
Did Outside the Group:                   Additional Notes:


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Day 10: Saturday, May 23, 2009

Activities:
   8:00 a.m. Meet Seawolf Kayaking
   Lunch on the water
   2:00 p.m. Fort Rodd Hill
   Estuary Beach late afternoon
   Evening free time in Victoria


Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:
                                       Worst Moment:
Significant Events:
                                       Images to Remember:
People We Met:
                                       Quote/Comment of the Day:
Food/Beverage:
                                       Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Money Spent/Not Spent:                 Outside the Group:

                                       Personal High:
Best Buy/Worst Buy:
                                       Personal Low:
Best Moment:
                                       Additional Notes:




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Day 11: Sunday, May 24, 2009

Activities:
   10:30 a.m. Ferry to Olympic National Park
   Arrive Port Angeles
   1:00 p.m. Meet with Olympic National Park Officials
   *
   Spend afternoon at Hurricane Ridge
   Evening in Port Angeles

Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:                                  Worst Moment:

Significant Events:                       Images to Remember:

People We Met:                            Quote/Comment of the Day:

Food/Beverage:                            Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                          Outside the Group:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                          Personal High:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:                       Personal Low:

Best Moment:                              Additional Notes:



DUE: Assignment 4
Comparing and contrasting Canadian
and U.S. Parks
Worth: 20 points
Length: Two Pages




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Day 12: Monday, May 25, 2009

Activities:
   6:00 a.m. early departure
   8:00 a.m Lake Crescent
   10:00 a.m. Hoh Rain Forest Visitor Center
   Forks Washington for supplies
   La Push Indian Nation – Pacific Ocean
   Hikes to First, Second and Third Beach
   Dinner on beach
   Native Tribal Drumming Ceremony
   Evening in La Push

Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:

Significant Events:

People We Met:

Food/Beverage:
                                           Personal Low:
Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:                        Additional Notes:


Best Moment:                               DUE: Assignment 5
                                           Issues Within the Canadian Tourism
Worst Moment:                              Industry
                                           Worth: 20 points
Personal High:                             Length: Two Pages

Images To Remember:

Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Outside the Group:

Quote/Comment of the Day:


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Day 13: Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Activities:
   Spend day in La Push
   This is an open day for you to hike, walk the beach and explore
   Meals will be arranged
   *
   Evening in La Push

Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:                                  Worst Moment:

Significant Events:                       Images to Remember:

People We Met:                            Quote/Comment of the Day:

Food/Beverage:                            Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                          Outside the Group:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                          Personal High:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:                       Personal Low:

Best Moment:                              Additional Notes:




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Day 14: Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Activities:                                       DUE: Assignment 6
   9:00 a.m. To Whidbey Island via Ferry         One page paper on late
   Afternoon in Whidbey with their Parks         impressions of Canadian
       and Cities – Fort Casey & Ebey’s Landing   culture
   Evening in Oak Harbor                         Worth: 10 points
                                                  Length: One page
Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:

Significant Events:

People We Met:

Food/Beverage:

Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

Images to Remember:

Quote/Comment of the Day:

Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Outside the Group:

Personal High:

Personal Low:

Additional Note:


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Day 15: Thursday, May 28, 2009


Activities:
   4:00 a.m. Real early departure – Longest Day of Driving – 4 hours
   7:00 a.m. Breakfast in Port Townsend
   8:00 a.m. Ferry at Port Townsend
   10:00 a.m. Arrive Deception Pass Park
   1:30 p.m. Arrive Anacortes Ferry
   3:00 p.m. Arrive Friday Harbor
   4:00 p.m. Meet with Steve Sabine
   Whale Watching in afternoon
   Evening in Friday Harbor


Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:                                   Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                           Outside the Group:
Significant Events:
                                           Personal High:

People We Met:                             Personal Low:

Food/Beverage:                             Additional Notes:


Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

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Day 16: Friday, May 29, 2009

Activities:
   Early Morning Whale Watching
   Late morning/early afternoon - Park Visitations
   *
   Evening in Friday Harbor




Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:
                                           Additional Notes
Significant Events:

People We Met:

Food/Beverage:

Money Spent/Not Spent:

Best Buy/Worst Buy:

Best Moment:

Worst Moment:

Images to Remember:

Quote/Comment of the Day:

Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
Outside the Group:

Personal High:

Personal Low:


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Day 17: Saturday, May 30, 2009

Activities:
   11:00 a.m. Ferry to Anacortes
   3:00 p.m. Arrive in Vancouver
   4:00 p.m. Meet with Mountain Equipment Co-op.
   Explore Vancouver’s Broadway


Today’s Goal/Objective:

Weather:
                                        Best Moment:
Significant Events:
                                        Worst Moment:
People We Met:
                                        Images to Remember:
Food/Beverage:
                                        Quote/Comment of the Day:
Money Spent/Not Spent:
                                        Most Memorable Thing Someone Did
                                        Outside the Group:

                                        Personal High:

                                        Personal Low:

                                        Additional Notes




Best Buy/Worst Buy:


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Day 18: Sunday, May 31, 2009

Activities:
   4:00 a.m. Depart to Airport
   7:44 a.m.(PT) Depart for Denver
   7:21 a.m.(MT) Arrive Denver
   12:45 p.m. Depart Denver
   3:20 p.m.(CT) Arrive MCI
   Get picked up to come back to Columbia
   Home Sweet Home




Reflections Upon Return

1.    What advice and insights would you give to someone who was traveling
to    your host country for a long period of time?




2.    What new strengths and weaknesses have you become aware of?




3.    How did you reach your daily goals and how will this help you in the
future?




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Assignment 1
Travel To Canada
Worth: 10 points
Length: One Page
Completed: Day 1, May 14, 2009




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Assignment 2
Early Impressions of Canadian Culture
Worth: 10 points
Length: One Page
Completed: Day 3, May 16, 2009




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Assignment 3
Assessing the issues associated with hospitality and the
environment
Worth: 20 points
Length: Two Pages
Completed: Day 7, May 20, 2009




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Assignment 4
Comparing and contrasting Canadian and U.S. Parks
Worth: 20 points
Length: Two Pages
Completed: Day 11, May 24, 2009




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Assignment 5
Issues within the Canadian tourism industry
Worth: 20 points
Length: Two pages
Completed: Day 12, May 25, 2009




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Assignment 6
Final impressions of Canadian culture
Worth: 10 points
Length: One page
Completed: Day 14, May 27, 2009




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