Coast Mountain College

Terrace, British Columbia, Canada

An accredited college tucked away in the coastal mountains of spectacular British Columbia, Coast Mountain College provides our communities with innovative programs and experiential, place-based education.

Coast Mountain College is connected to place—to rich cultures, rugged landscapes and breathtaking vistas. It is where lifestyle and learning go hand in hand. And experiential learning brings theory to life.

At Coast Mountain College, our core values are guiding principles to help us make decisions and determine priorities in our day-to-day work.


We explore and take risks to engage in learning.

We live adventure when we:

Explore new ways to move courses into the field

Help people on their journeys to new careers

Seek out and implement new approaches and pedagogy

Seek new ways to engage existing and potential partners in education

Make education accessible, regardless of geographic challenges


We enrich lives through learning.

We live transformation when we:

Include experiential learning in our programming

Transform learning spaces to respond to the evolving educational landscape

Help people improve their lives, families, and communities through education

Help people to discover new career opportunities

Recognize how alumni have transformed their lives

Take education to our communities

Embed education in a cultural context


We are respectful, transparent, accountable, and inclusive.

We live integrity when we:

Do the right things – even if they are not always popular

Communicate our intentions with clarity

Are consistent and accountable in everything we do

Discuss our plans openly

Stick to our course decisions

Practice social, environmental, and financial sustainability

Our Core Purpose

We create adventurous pathways to transform lives.