Westgate is distinctive in having its entire student body participate in outdoor or study tour activities during the week following exams in June. Junior classes enjoy campouts in provincial parks. Senior students can participate in a Study Tour when one is offered, a Marsh and Mountain Club trips, a service venture, or a variety of sessions that take advantage of events and activities in or near the city. These are considered instructional days and as such, attendance during these school days is compulsory.