FAM Tours and Receptions

FAM Tours and Receptions are both excellent ways for you to promote your organisation to other event attendees. This is an opportunity for you to reinforce your brand and lift your profile. You have full control over every aspect of your event, making it as unique and memorable as you like.

Once your proposal submission has been approved, we’ll post the details under the “Available FAM Tours and Receptions” section below, for potential attendees to contact you directly.

  • FAM tour organisers may determine all logistics, conditions and costs associated with their tour, including which event participants are accepted to join, and which are not.
  • ICEF will not get involved in the organisation of FAM tours, but simply ensure relevancy for event participants as well as an equal representation of tours to all delegates.
  • All delegates interested in attending FAM tours will be asked to make direct contact with the tour organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
  • FAM tour organisers wishing to promote their tour through ICEF are required to submit a proposal. All proposals are subject to approval by ICEF.
  • FAM tours may only be offered outside of event related activities and times.
  • Reception organisers may determine all logistics, conditions, and costs associated with their event, including acceptance criteria for event participants and other business partners.
  • ICEF will not get involved in organising receptions, but will ensure receptions are relevant for event participants and offer an equal number of receptions to all delegates.
  • All event participants interested in attending a reception will be asked to make direct contact with the organiser. Organisers are responsible for confirming or declining acceptance directly with participants.
  • Receptions may only be offered outside of event-related activities and times.

Available FAM Tours and Receptions

Greystone College Day

Organizer: Greystone College Vancouver
Date: May 03, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Type of event: Demo classes and info session
Location: Greystone College Vancouver, 560 Granville St., Vancouver, BC, V6C 3P1
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
Discover the Greystone College student experience as you join mini-taster lessons from some of our most popular programs. Plus drop by our Tech booth to learn more about our new web development and data analysis programs launching in 2024.

For our full calendar of events along with registration links, please visit the link below:

https://www.ilsc.com/future-forward

Please contact Andrew Goulding at andrew.goulding@ilsc.com

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Fam Tour + 25th Anniversary Celebration & New Campus Preview

Organizer: LaSalle College International
Date: May 04, 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: LaSalle College Vancouver 2665 Renfrew Street, Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Join us in celebrating our 25th anniversary as one of the leading art, media & design colleges in British Columbia. With a brand new creative campus in construction, we couldn't be more excited to invite you to a grand (hard hat) tour + presentation of our new space and current facilities. You're invited for a meet & greet with our president + food & refreshments. Come to LaSalle College Vancouver for an evening of fun and discover the campus where creativity comes to life. 
RSVP before:  April 19 - Register early, seats are limited.

Where: 2665 Renfrew St. Vancouver, BC, V5M 0A7 
When: May 4th 2023, 4:30PM 
Description: 25th Anniversary + Campus Reveal Party & Refreshments
Transportation: Transportation will be provided

Please contact Maximillion Semchuk at MSemchuk@lcieducation.com

ILSC Day

Organizer: ILSC Education Group
Date: May 05, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Type of event: Demo classes and info session
Location: ILSC Vancouver, 555 Richards St., Vancouver, BC, V6B 2Z5
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
Join us at ILSC Vancouver to sample some of our most popular English classes. You'll also have a chance to hear about the student experience directly from some of our current students.

To learn about our full calendar of events, please visit the following link for event details and registration:

https://www.ilsc.com/future-forward



Please contact Andrew Goulding at andrew.goulding@ilsc.com

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Tour Vancouver by bus, see location of campuses and GEC Residences. Relax and sit back! ( or drop in any time to visit our schools in DT Vancouver)

Organizer: SSLC/ VIC/ SSC/ GEC Residences
Date: May 05, 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Location: Registered Participants meet at SSLC (Sprott Shaw Language College) Vancouver at 11:00 AM on 549 Howe Street on May 5th. We will have a brief campus tour, then walk across the street to visit SSC ( Sprott Shaw College ) and the VIC - CC Career Campus on 541 Seymour Street). All our campuses are within 500 m walking distance! Our tour bus will leave from VIC-CC ( 541 Seymour Street) at 12:00 PM
Invited target groups: Agents, Work & Travel
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
I cannot make the Tour or dinner: => Agencies unable to join our tour or dinner please do drop in and visit our schools any time. We will have a surprise “thank you for visiting us gift” for anyone taking the time to come and visit!

Invited target groups: Agents, Work & Travel
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Enjoy a fun, relaxing and informative, bus ride in Metro Vancouver, followed by dinner, drinks and entertainment!
Lunch provided

Do not miss your chance to cover all of Metro Vancouver in one day, and win some prizes along the way.

Itinerary: See attached PDF

Bus leaves at 12:00PM from VIC-CC (541 Seymour St.) for City Tour
Stanley Park Totem Poles (pit stop & photo opp.)
Stanley Park Prospect Point (pit stop & photo opp.)
- Cross over historic Lions Gate Bridge into City of North Vancouver
- Drive along Upper Level Highway 1
- Cross over Iron Workers Memorial Bridge and into City of Burnaby
Pass by GEC Burnaby Heights
SFU & Burnaby Mountain (pit stop & photo opp.)
SSC Burnaby Campus and BCIT
SSC East Vancouver Camp
Main Street Train Station and Science World
GEC King Edward: see the latest and brand-new GEC Residence building.
GEC Pearson
GEC Marine Gateway
Drive along SW Marine Drive, Southlands and enter UBC Endowment Lands
UBC: Drive by Residence location of last SSLC Global Leaders Camp
Spanish Banks Beach (pit stop & photo opp.)
Kitsilano Beach
GEC Viva/ Granville
Hyatt Regency ( opposite side) drop off if requested.

Final Destination: Canada Place: Mahoney’s Pub with spectacular views of Canada Place and Burrard Inlet.

Do not miss our tour.

Limited space: To register please click and fill out this form by April 29 . : https://forms.gle/8oSRWwuKXK45FbiM6

Questions: Please email marketing@studysslc.com

Please contact Paty Pintos at marketing@studysslc.com

I cannot make the Tour or dinner: => Agencies unable to join our tour or dinner please do drop in and visit our schools any time. We will have a surprise “thank you for visiting us gift” for anyone taking the time to come and visit!

Please contact Paty Pintos at marketing@studysslc.com

Oxford International Vancouver FAM Tour

Organizer: Oxford International Education Group
Date: May 05, 2:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Oxford International Vancouver
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
You will have the opportunity to visit our school and meet with some of our excellent staff. Following the school visit, we will take you to one of Vancouver’s best attractions – FlyOver Canada – which will be followed by a dinner at a restaurant with a spectacular view – Salmon House. A window-wrapped dining room offers an unparalleled view of Vancouver and Burrard Inlet.
Salmon House is world renowned for its award winning menu and wine list, breath-taking views, sophisticated warm atmosphere and authentic local artisan décor.
Below is the schedule of events for the day. Please let me know if you will be participating in the whole event.

Meet in the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver (655 Burrard Street, V6C 2R7)

2:30pm Arrive at Oxford International Vancouver (#250-815 West Hastings St.)
3:00pm Meet and greet staff
3:15-3:30pm Tour of Oxford International Vancouver’s facilities
3:30-4:30pm Presentation and Q &A
4:15 pm Wrap up at the school and walk over to FlyOver Canada
5:00-5:30pm FlyOver Canada
5:45 pm Transportation to Salmon House with a drive through Stanley Park
6:30 pm Dinner

* Transfer back to the Hyatt Regency Hotel will be provided
**Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis


We look forward to meeting all of you in Canada and wish you a safe and happy journey!

Please RSVP by April 26th to Michelle Ronback at mronback@oxfordinternational.com or email for more details.

Please contact Michelle Ronback at mronback@oxfordinternational.com

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FAM trip to Regent Christian Academy with Amerigo Education

Organizer: Amerigo Education
Date: May 09, 9:30 am - 2:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Visit to Regent Christian Academy Address: 15100 66A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 2A6, Canada
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
Join Amerigo to visit Regent Christian Academy in Surrey, British Columbia.

Itinerary:

9:30 AM: Departure from Hyatt Regency Vancouver
(ICEF Vancouver 2023 venue)

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM: Visit to Regent Christian Academy
Address: 15100 66A Ave, Surrey, BC V3S 2A6, Canada

12:00 PM: Lunch provided by Amerigo

2:00 PM: Return to Hotel

Please contact Cam Harvey at cam.harvey@amerigoeducation.com

Vancouver Higher Education Fam Tour

Organizer: Capilano University (CapU), Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU), Langara College, University of Fraser Valley (UFV), Vancouver Community College (VCC), Global Education City (GEC)
Date: May 09, 10:00 am - May 12, 12:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Take this opportunity to visit three universities and two colleges in Metro Vancouver. This is a unique opportunity to connect and learn more about the higher education system of British Columbia. You'll be able to visit the following institutions: Capilano University Kwantlen Polytechnic University Langara College University of Fraser Valley Vancouver Community College Accommodation provided with GEC.
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Tue. May 9th

9:30 am - 6:30 pm: UFV campus tour, hotel check-in and group welcome dinner at downtown Vancouver (lunch & dinner included)

Wed. May 10th

8 am - 4:30 pm: Capilano University and VCC campus tours (breakfast and Lunch included, evening for free time)

Thu. May 11th

8:10 am - 8 pm: KPU and Langara College campus tours, GEC Residency tour and farewell dinner (3 meals included)

Fri. May 12th

Hotel check out from GEC. End of the tour.

Please contact Van Fam Tour at vanfamtour@gmail.com

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Fam Tour SELC

Organizer: SELC College
Date: May 09, 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: SELC COLLEGE - 1155 W. Pender street, Vancouver, BC
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
We are delighted to welcome our partners in our new Home in Vancouver!
Join us for a tour of our newest W Pender Campus.

After a couple of hard working years, SELC College conquered several milestones and hit important targets for our growth with the grand-opening of the new campus, and the launch of exciting and promising Programs.
We would like to celebrate these achievements by sharing special moments with you.
In our upcoming FAM TOUR, we will discuss all the aspects of our new programs (and more to come!). You will also be able to participate in info-sessions with our partners on the Canadian education, employment, careers and immigration sectors.
We will have gifts to all attending agents and host a cocktail party at Steam Works to close the night.

Please RSVP here: http://surl.li/ftnva

Please contact Marina Monaco at marina.m@selcedu.com

Niagara College FAM tour – Exceptional experience with world-class of sight visit

Organizer: Niagara College Canada, Niagara College -Toronto Campus
Date: May 10, 12:00 pm - May 13, 3:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Niagara College Canada Main Campus, DJP campus, Niagara College -Toronto Campus, and Niagara Falls
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
Discover what it is like to study in the Niagara Region and Toronto during the 2023 Niagara College Familiarization (FAM) trip taking place May 10 to 13.
Learn first-hand why students from over 100 countries have chosen Niagara College Canada and Niagara College-Toronto to pursue their dreams.

- Experience the majestic Niagara Falls and admire its beauty
- Explore Niagara College-Toronto’s new campus nestled in Mirvish Village
- Learn about Niagara’s educational offerings
- Discover why the Niagara Region and Toronto are two of Canada’s most visited tourist destinations

Please contact Siddharth at ssoni@niagaracollege.ca

Please contact Siddharth Soni at ssoni@niagaracollege.ca

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TRU FAM TOUR - Celebrating 40 years of international excellence & innovation - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Thompson Rivers University
Date: May 04, 10:00 am - May 06, 8:00 am
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Hotel pickup and drop-off from ICEF’s Hotel location in downtown Vancouver.
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Location: Kamloops, British Columbia

2023 marks 40 years of Thompson Rivers University’s (TRU) International excellence & innovation. We are excited to invite you to celebrate alongside us for our Familiarization Tour. This is your chance to discover Kamloops, learn more about TRU and explore the heart of beautiful British Columbia.

What’s included:
- Tour of Thompson Rivers University Kamloops Campus
- Meet and greet with TRU staff members and faculties
- Visit to the beautiful local Monte Creek Winery with a tour, wine tasting and welcome dinner
- Tour of Kamloops, the heart of the interior
- Opportunity to network and mingle with your peers
- Gala Dinner at the Delta Hotel in Downtown Kamloops
- Transportation to and from Vancouver
- Two nights accommodation
- All meals and refreshments

Please contact Andy Do at ndo@tru.ca

Visit 2 Metro Vancouver Public School Districts - Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Langley - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows School District and Langley School District -
Date: May 05, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows School District and Langley School District
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Located in Metro Vancouver, the school districts of Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Langley provide excellent K-12 educational opportunities for international students to experience learning at public schools in Canada. Come and see some of the schools in both districts and learn more about the excellent support provided to international students to meet their various education goals such as a semester abroad to graduation in BC.

Both school districts provide:
-dedicated staff at schools to support international students
-school district run homestay program
-International Education department to support the needs of international students (e.g. medical insurance, applications, etc) and agents in multiple languages.

What's included:
- return transportation to Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and Langley from ICEF venue hotel
- Meet with International Education department staff at both school districts
- tour of 4 schools (2 in Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows and 2 in Langley)
- lunch at a local restaurant

Contact either Tricia McCuaig in Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows or Mark Leiper in Langley for more information
tricia_mccuaig@sd42.ca or MLeiper@sd35.bc.ca

Please contact Tricia McCuaig at tricia_mccuaig@sd42.ca

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Visit Bodwell High School by Waterfront Boat Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Bodwell High School
Date: May 05, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Waterfront to Northshore by boat and Bodwell High School
Invited target groups: Agents
Description:
Bodwell High School is located right on the waterfront of North Vancouver facing the downtown skyline! We invite you to tour the North Shore by boat and see the campus from the water. Leaving from downtown, we will take a beautiful 3 hour boat trip across to North Vancouver with Grouse, Seymour, and Cypress mountains as the backdrop. Lunch will be provided on board and then be dropped off to tour the campus. You will hear about all of our academic programs and visit the boarding facilities. We will end the day with a 20 minute walk along the Spirit Trail (weather permitting) back to the Lonsdale Quay where you will take the Seabus back to Waterfront Station downtown.

Please contact Terry Engel at terrance.engel@bodwell.edu

Open House with University of Victoria, in partnership with Kaplan International - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: University of Victoria (UVic) in partnership with Kaplan International
Date: May 05, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: University of Victoria
Invited target groups: Agents, Invitation only
Description:
Join us for a day of insights and interactivity at the University of Victoria.
You’ll meet with key members of the UVic team to hear about the great ways we support international students; you’ll get to know some of the international student body over lunch and take an immersive exploration of the campus.
Delivered in partnership with Kaplan International.

What’s included:
• Exclusive access to the UVic leadership team and international student ambassadors
• Lunch on campus and VIP tour
• UVic swag bag
• The first 20 to RSVP will receive complimentary transport from Vancouver to the island
• Return tickets from Victoria Harbour to Vancouver

Please contact Nathalie Griffin at ki.events@kaplan.com

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Alexander College Boat Cruise - WAITLIST OPEN - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Alexander College
Date: May 05, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Type of event: Reception
Location: Downtown Vancouver
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Alexander College is a DLI post-secondary institution Recognized and accredited by IRCC, the BC Ministry of Advanced Education, DQAB, EQA, and BCCAT. Both Alexander College campuses - downtown Vancouver and Metrotown Burnaby are located along the metro/transit line, easy to access to bus, sky train and sea bus. Alexander College specializes in international post-secondary education with students from over 54 different countries enrolling every year. Alexander College has two-year Associate Degree programs (Associate of Arts and Associate of Science) that are available in 12 different concentrations enabling students to be eligible for a 3-year Post-Graduate Work Permit (PGWP) upon graduation. In addition, either a one-year or two-year British Columbia University Transfer Program allows students to transfer to some of the most prestigious universities in BC and across Canada, such as UBC, SFU, and more.

We cordially invited you to our twilight cruise. Please take the opportunity to relax and meet our marketing team members and mingle with other educational representatives from Vancouver and around the world. Please come and enjoy a beautiful Vancouver Skyline sunset ocean view, great food, drinks, entertainment, and an opportunity to win big prizes.

Please contact Serena Ning at agent@alexandercollege.ca

Central Vancouver Island FAM Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Central Island School Districts & VIU
Date: May 09, 12:00 am - May 11, 5:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Tour of Following Public Schools and Post Secondary: Campbell River School District Comox Valley School district Qualicum School District Vancouver Island University - Post Secondary Nanaimo Ladysmith Scholl District Cowichan Valley School District
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
THREE FULL DAYS INCLUDING:
Transportation to Vancouver Island
Meals and Accommodation (2 nights hotel)
Transportation to Nanaimo for return via Ferry to Vancouver.

Please contact Mercedes Hayduk at isp@sd72.bc.ca

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FAM Tour St. John's Academy - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: St. John's Academy Shawnigan Lake
Date: May 09, 7:30 am - 8:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: St. John’s Academy Shawnigan Lake
Invited target groups: Agents, Invitation only
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
What’s included:
- Tour of St. John's Academy Shawnigan Lake Campus
- Meet and greet with SJA staff
- The Butchart Garden tour
- School Bus Experience
- Lunch at School, Dinner at the Ferry

St. John’s Academy is a leading IB (International Baccalaureate) school nestled against Shawnigan Lake on Canada’s Vancouver Island. It intentionally brings together both local and international boarding students so that all of our students have an enriching and academically rigorous experience.

Schedule:

07:30 Pick up from Hyatt Hotel Vancouver
09:00 Ferry from Tsawwassen Bay to Swartz Bay
10:30 School Bus Experience - Pick up from Swartz Bay
11:30 Lunch at Campus
12:30 Campus tour
14:30 The Butchart Garden tour
17:00 Ferry from Swartz Bay to Tsawwassen Bay, Dinner at Ferry
19:30 Arrive at Hyatt Hotel Vancouver

Please contact Philip Kim at philipk@stjohnsis.com

Brookes Westshore - Royal Roads University Fam Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Brookes Westshore
Date: May 09, 9:00 am - May 10, 7:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Hotel pickup and drop-off from ICEF’s Hotel location in downtown Vancouver.
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Royal Roads University and Brookes Westshore are excited to invite agents to our upcoming Familiarization Tour, which is set to take place on May 9th and 10th, 2023. This tour promises to be an unforgettable experience, showcasing some of the most spectacular attractions in Victoria. As part of the Familiarization Tour, participants will have the opportunity to visit Royal Roads University's campus, which boasts magnificent gardens overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The tour will also include a special "Dinner at the Hatley Castle," hosted by our team.

On the second day of our itinerary, we planned a visit to Brookes Westshore premises to gain insight into the International Baccalaureate program and its benefits for students. Additionally, we will take a tour of various local attractions, including the Juan de Fuca Recreation Centre. Brookes Westshore and RRU are confident that this tour will equip agents with valuable knowledge and tools to effectively promote their programs to potential students.


Hotel pickup and drop-off from ICEF’s Hotel location in downtown Vancouver
Live commentary on board
Food and drinks for the whole duration of the tour
Gratuities
Transportation
Night accommodation in Victoria
Butchart Gardens visit

Please contact Martin Staffolani at mstaffolani@brookes.org

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Phoenix Magnet Academy FAM Tour - FULLY BOOKED

Organizer: Phoenix Magnet Academy
Date: May 09, 9:00 am - May 10, 5:00 pm
Type of event: Fam Tour
Location: Phoenix Magnet Academy, Squamish/Whistler, BC
Invited target groups: Agents
Download: Event Flyer PDF
Description:
Date: May 09, 09:00 am - May 10, 5:00 pm
Location: Phoenix Magnet Academy, Squamish and Whistler, BC
Pick up and drop off from ICEF’s hotel location in downtown Vancouver.

Phoenix Magnet Academy cordially invites you to visit our school in May 2023 to experience our unique approach to education that integrates academic studies into experiential learning.

During the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore our campus in Squamish, which includes modern classrooms, comfortable private dormitories, and a range of learning facilities. Additionally, the agents will enjoy a stay in a 5-star hotel, a group dinner, and a Sea Plane flight through the Whistler Valley.

Phoenix Magnet Academy FAM tour includes:

- School familiarization tour in Squamish
- Live commentary on board the bus from Vancouver to Squamish/Whistler
- Stay at 5-star hotel in Whistler
- Harbour Air Sea plane flight experience
- A group dinner in one of Whistler’s world class restaurants

Please RSVP by April 31st, 2023. Contact at opomaranska@pmacademy.ca or call at 236-996-4117. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Sincerely,
Phoenix Magnet Academy

Please contact Olga Pomaranska at opomaranska@pmacademy.ca