British Columbia has vastly diverse geographical contexts built around waterways and the intersections of transportation routes. Some schools are extremely remote, including those that are only accessible by water or air. Others face geographical realities of regular road closures, all adding to the sense of isolation. With the geographical challenges come additional costs both in terms of time and finances. Travel in winter is harsh, and yet important in terms of connections and relationships. The vastness of many rural and remote districts has to be experienced to be understood.