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.
Check out this great video with helpful tips on how to stay safe while out and about on Halloween: youtu.be/jYmOtrJiPm4
New Bike Lanes on Highland Boulevard and Queens Road
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.