Congratulations to the winning class of the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest!

As part of the My Parks Pass Program, Nature Canada joined Parks Canada and the Historica-Dominion Institute in launching a national video contest to engage Grade 8 and Secondary 2 students across the country in learning about our nation’s rich natural and cultural history. The challenge was put forth to these students to make a short video recreating a significant Canadian moment related to a national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area. We were thrilled with the high quality of every video submitted to the contest and are incredibly proud to be announcing the winners.

We are delighted to offer our most heartfelt congratulations to the Grade 8 Class at Montague Intermediate School from Montague, PEI, for being selected as the official contest winners. The entire class will be travelling to Banff National Park for an unforgettable 4-day, 3-night adventure, courtesy of Brewster Travel and Banff Lake Louise Tourism.

The class, taught by Megan Morrison, created a video entitled “The Charlottetown Conference of 1864″ which tells the story of the fateful gathering of the fathers of confederation at Province House in Charlottetown. In case you missed their video, watch it here:

The class will be welcomed by the Banff Community High School Grade 8 students and they will experience the ultimate Canadian Rockies adventure packed with exciting activities, including a trip to the top of Sulphur Mountain on the Banff Gondola, storytelling while on the Banff Lake Cruise, and sightseeing at some of the most beautiful places in the Mountain Parks. They will also visit the renowned Columbia Icefield in Jasper National Park, where they will get to sleep over at the Glacier View Inn and venture onto the Athabasca Glacier onboard a massive Ice Explorer on the Columbia Icefield Glacier Adventure.

Congratulations once again to the 8C class at Montague Intermediate School, and thank you to everyone who participated in this contest!

For more information on the My Parks Pass program, please visit www.myparkspass.ca.