Grade 8/secondary 2 classes can enter to win an all-inclusive trip to La Mauricie National Park

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 lucky grand-prize 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.

To enter the contest, grade 8/secondary 2 classes must pick a Parks Canada place and make a one-minute video on why it’s extraordinary and important to Canadians.

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

My Parks Pass is a collaborative program between Nature Canada, Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Historica Canada. My Parks Pass strives to promote lasting relationships between young Canadians and Canada’s treasured places by inviting youth to experiences Parks Canada places first-hand.