Mountie Sailors & Arctic Comunities

Grade 1 to Grade 3 

90 minutes

In Mountie Sailors & Arctic Communities, students will discover how skills and teamwork were essential in the development of Canada’s northern communities. The program explores the relationships between the Mounties, the Inuit and the animals of the Arctic. Students will gain a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities that made survival in the harsh northern climate possible.

Program Structure

  • 10-minute introduction
  • 75 minutes of program activities
  • 5-minute wrap-up

Big Ideas

These concepts are covered in the program:

  • Our rights, roles and responsibilities are important for building strong communities.
  • Healthy communities recognize and respect the diversity of individuals and care for the local environment.
  • Canada is made up of many diverse regions and communities.
  • People from diverse cultures share some common experiences and aspects of life.


Social Studies

  • Characteristics of the local community that provide organization and meet the needs of the community
  •  Relationships between a community and its environment
  •  Roles, rights and responsibilities in the local community
  •  Diverse characteristics of communities and cultures in Canada
  •  How people’s needs and wants are met in communities
  •  Relationships between people and the environment in different communities
  •  Diverse features of the environment in other parts of Canada
  •  Aspects of life shared by peoples and cultures
  •  Oral history, traditional stories and artefacts as evidence about past First Peoples cultures
  •  Relationship between humans and their environment

Curriculum Connections

Social Studies

  • Use social studies inquiry processes and skills to:
    • Ask questions
    • Gather information
    • Interpret ideas
    • Analyze ideas
    • Communicate findings and decisions
  • Explain the significance of personal or local events, objects, people or places
  • Acknowledge different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events in their lives
  • Explain different perspectives on people, places, issues, or events (perspective)



COVID-19 and School Programs

Students aged 18 and under are not required to provide proof of vaccination for school visits. The VMM is closely following provincial guidelines and will adjust programs as needed.  


In-person programs

$7.25 per student (minimum 15 students)

Virtual Programs

$75.00 per class (30 students)
additional class can be booked for $35

Contact us

(604) 257-8300



Tuesday - Sunday
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Statutory Holidays (excluding Christmas): 10:00 am to 5:00 pm


1905 Ogden Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6J 1A3

CRA# 119261147 RR0001

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