Canyon Heights Elementary is recognized across the North Shore as a leader in promoting safe and active routes to school.
At Canyon Heights we are very active in promoting safe routes to school, including walking, biking, transit, scootering, and Drive to 5, as well as our very own Freedom Fridays! The reason we do all of this is to get kids more active so they are ready to learn when they arrive at school, and to reduce the traffic congestion around our school during drop off and pick up times.
Throughout the year we have safety blitzes with different partner groups including ICBC, NV RCMP, NVSD, DNV Bylaws and Community Policing - to spread awareness about school zones and distracted driving. We also have a great crossing guard program, made up of parent volunteers, to ensure our kids can cross the street safely at our main crosswalk in front of the school. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know!
For more information about safe routes at Canyon Heights please have a look at these great infographics.
Love your crossing guard? Thank them by nominating them for Canada's Favourite Crossing Guard!
We have a fantastic team of crossing guard volunteers who are out rain or shine helping our students across Highland Boulevard. Please click on the following link to nominate them for a well deserved recognition opportunity:
I Love Transit Week - October 2nd to 6th This year's theme is 'Beyond'. Check out three great opportunities for kids this week, including all K-12 students being able to ride the bus for free!
International Walk to School Day - Wednesday, October 4
Safety Blitz - Friday, September 8
Canyon Heights is one of seven schools across the North Shore chosen for this Back to School Safety Campaign - a reminder about School Zone rules and to combat distracted driving with hand made "Think of Me" cards that students will hand out to drivers who park in the School Zone drop off / pick up zones.
The Safety Blitz is a team effort with ICBC, NV RCMP, WVPD, DNV Fire, CNV Fire, WV Fire, all three municipalities, NVSD, WVSD, Bylaws and Community Policing and HASTe BC. Please think of our students and drive safely!
New and Improved Crossings Around Canyon Heights!
Thank you North Vancouver District for the awesome new crosswalk on Lions Ave. It will make it much safer for students to cross there. Also for repainting the main crosswalk in front of our school, and at Highland Blvd. and Tudor where we also have a new safety bump out and more visible signage. Great updates and improvements for back to school!
Safe Routes to Canyon Heights Check out these safe routes to school, including crosswalks, trails, sidewalks and the best walking routes.
Drive-to-Five If you need to drive to school, please park your car a few blocks away and walk your child the five minutes to school.
Freedom Friday On Freedom Fridays we encourage all students to walk, bike or scooter to school. With coffee, music and special guests these are a fun way to celebrate our community, healthy kids, and working towards safer streets.
School, Playground and Crosswalk Signs These signs tell you the rules to follow in areas where you need to be extra cautious.
Benefits of Walking to School Improve grades, memory and thinking skills, as well as many health benefits!
Active Kids Learn Better Physically active kids have more active brains and are 20% more likely to earn an A in math or English.