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Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest

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Nature Canada is proud to announce the start of this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. Any grade 8/secondary 2 class can enter to win the grand prize which includes a four-day all-expenses-paid trip to La Mauricie National Park and to historic sites of Québec City, including Lévis Forts, the Fortifications, Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux, Montmorency Park, the Québec Garrison Club and Artillery Park Heritage Site.


The Grand Prize:


The winners get a FREE, all-expenses paid trip for the whole class (teacher, students and chaperones) to fly to historic Quebec City, Quebec and La Mauricie National Park. The lucky winners will canoe and hike through the breathtaking wilderness of La Mauricie National Park and glimpse the life of a soldier as they travel back in time at Lévis Forts National Historic Site. To finish things off, they will dine at the exclusive Québec Garrison Club National Historic Site and explore the rich history of the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. There are many other great prizes to win, including three runner-up local field trips and gift packages for five honorable mentions.

How to win:

How to win? Step 1: Register. Step 2: submit. Step 3: voting. Step 4: winners get announced!

Step #1: Register your class at contest.myparkspass.ca

Enter your class today!

After you register your class, choose a Parks Canada place and start researching it.

Step #2: Submit your class’s 60 second video on contest.myparkspass.ca!

Research your chosen Parks Canada place, create an informative and creative one-minute video that demonstrates why your extraordinary place is significant to Canadians and upload your video to the contest website.

Contest entries will be accepted online at contest.myparkspass.ca from September 29, 2014 to February 23, 2015. The contest is open to all grade 8 or secondary 2 classes in Canada.

Step #3: Voting! Encourage your friends, neighbours and community to vote for your entry!

Encourage your friends, family and community through local media or social media to vote for your video!

Step #4: Nature Canada, Parks Canada and the other CCSTC partners vote on the winner!

The winning class will be announced in spring, 2015.

Watch last year’s winning video!

More info:

The Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest is a part of the My Parks Pass program. My Parks Pass is a collaborative program between Nature Canada, Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Historica Canada striving to connect young people with nature by offering all grade 8 students in Canada a free pass to all of Canada’s beautiful national parks.

  1. Read the full rules and regulations here.
  2. More info about La Mauricie National Park grand prize destination
  3. More info about Quebec City grand prize destination
  4. Tips and tricks that might help you win!


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