Nomad has been providing safe and exceptional programming for over 14 years. The experience harvested by thousands of hours on the road and in the field, as well as the meaningful friendships garnered with our travelers and vendors make our programs a huge success. With Nomad it is the extra attention to details that make the biggest difference. We strive for excellence, so you and your group can get out of the classroom and into the field to have an unparalleled travel experience.
We offer wonderfully illustrated workbooks that are specific to each program. They are designed as a supplement to the activities being experienced each day. For example, the students might study the Glacier chapter from the workbook in the morning, then solidify the lesson being taught, by walking on the Athabasca Glacier later that afternoon. Themes covered in the workbook include geology, paleontology, ecology, anthropology and Canadian industry. The workbook also has a strong cultural component with historical sections on Canada's first nations tribes, French Canada and an Anabaptist community known as the Hutterites.
At Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump, our students prepared four hundred tipi poles and donated them to the local Blackfoot Nation. These poles were in turn used in the tipis during the sacred Sun Dance Ceremony.
Our students have worked with the Department of Fisheries in Bamfield on an Abalone preservation project on the Sarita River.
Plastics and fossil based polymers are having a devastating effect on ocean ecology. In participation with the Pacific Biological Station in Nanaimo, BC, our groups have removed literally tons of harmful plastics and litter from the sensitive coastlines of Vancouver Island.
At Nomad Travel contributing to responsible tourism is a priority. Our Earth Steward Project promotes the model of sustainable tourism. Through activities such as recycling, composting and Moop (Matter Out Of Place) collection, etc., the students actively give back to the communities they pass through. Perhaps more importantly, the project instills the need for responsibility tourism now and into their future travels.