Frequently Asked Questions
Where does PACE take place?

PACE participants will get to visit multiple cities on the west coast of Canada; specifically the lower mainland of British Columbia, as well as Vancouver Island. Past trips have included visits to Vancouver, Burnaby, Richmond, Victoria, Squamish, Whistler, North Vancouver, Coquitlam, and Port Moody.

How many participants will be selected?

Six participants from different countries will be selected. We are looking for three men and three women between the ages of 19-30.

What have past participants said about this trip?

Check out our Past PACE Trips page to hear what others have said about their experiences with PACE!

What is the cost as a participant and what does the cost cover?

The program is heavily financially sponsored and subsidized by Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of District 5040. Participants are required to pay a participant fee of $465 CAD, which will cover the costs of program accommodation, activities, transportation between cities, and three meals daily.

What costs are not included in the participant fee?

Participants are responsible for travel costs to and from Vancouver, personal items, alcohol, and insurance.

What is the refund policy?

See Apply for PACE.

What day should I arrive and depart Vancouver?

Participants should arrive on Thursday, August 20, by the evening, to be ready to begin the program early the next day. The program ends on Monday, August 31, 2020.

How do I know if I need a visa to visit Canada?

Visit to see if you need a Temporary Resident Visa (TRV) to enter Canada. You can also find out the processing times for visa applications here.

What if I want to arrive earlier or stay later than the PACE dates?

You are definitely welcome to do so, however, please bear in mind you have to plan your own time outside of the program days. We are happy to assist you with suggestions.

What kind of insurance do I need?

All international Rotaract participants must purchase individual International Health Insurance covering the PACE program’s duration. Any incidental or accidental costs are covered by the participant’s health coverage plan. Rotary and Rotaract District 5040 and their members are free from all legal liability including (but not limited to) those relating to medically-related events or the loss of goods.