Nature Canada is proud to announce the start of this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. Any grade 8 class (secondary 2 in Quebec) can enter to win the grand prize which includes a four-day all-expenses-paid trip to Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and Fort Rodd Hill and Fisgard Lighthouse national historic sites near Victoria, BC.
The lucky grand-prize winners will kayak the emerald waters Gulf Islands National Park Reserve and go on amazing beach adventures to observe the wildlife that make this beautiful place their home. Students will also live the life of a World War I or II soldier at Fort Rodd Hill National Historic Site, connect with the traditions of local First Nations, tour Fisgard Lighthouse National Historic Site after-dark and sleep under the stars in Parks Canada’s new oTENTik camping experience. The grand prize includes meals, accommodation and return airfare to and from Victoria for a class of up to 30 students and their chaperones. There are also many other great prizes to win, including field trips and gift packages for runners up.
To enter the contest, grade 8 classes must pick a Parks Canada place and make a video on why it’s important to Canadians. The theme of the video is: “Canada’s Coolest Stories: where nature and history meet”.
Contest entries will be accepted online at www.myparkspass.ca until February 24, 2014. The contest is open to all grade 8 (secondary 2 in Quebec) classes. It’s also open to split classes that include grade 8 (secondary 2) students who are residing in Canada. The winning class will be announced in April 2014.
This contest is made possible by the partnership of Nature Canada, Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, Canadian Wildlife Federation and Historica Canada with the support of Air Canada.