The social program at ILI offers students a wide range of activities and excursions that are unique to the East Coast of Canada. The program includes cultural, recreational, athletic and social activities, and takes place every Friday afternoon or Saturday, depending on the nature and length of the activity.

Summer

June – August

  • Beach Days including swimming, and volleyball
  • Picking fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries
  • Canoeing
  • Sports Days including playing tennis, baseball, soccer
  • Attending outdoor theatre productions such as Shakespeare by the Sea
  • Sailing on the world’s second-largest natural harbour

Autumn

September – November

  • Whale-watching: see up to 21 species of dolphins, seals, and local sea life
  • Apple picking and touring a traditional working farm
  • Horseback riding and viewing Nova Scotia’s finest fall foliage
  • Eating lobster with steamed mussels and fresh corn
  • Attending a Canadian Hallowe’en party & pumpkin carving contest

Winter

December – February

  • Winter skiing and/or snowboarding
  • Ice skating
  • Sleigh riding and outdoor cookout
  • Christmas tree cutting and decorating party
  • Watching a Halifax Mooseheads ice hockey game

Spring

March – May

  • Spring skiing
  • Touring a maple syrup camp and eating breakfast pancakes
  • Touring Nova Scotia’s picturesque South Shore (Peggy’s Cove & Lunenburg)
  • Touring an Atlantic Salmon fishery and sampling the smoked product
  • School Trips
  • Visiting a Canadian High School