What do Louis Riel, a sunken ship and the Premier of Prince Edward Island have in common? They all appear in video entries to the “Canada’s Coolest School Trip” contest!
Back in November, the My Parks Pass team challenged Grade 8/secondary 2 classes to make a short video in which they recreate a moment of significance from a national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area. The winning class will receive a four day trip to Banff courtesy of Brewster Travel
and Banff Lake Louise Tourism
, where they will enjoy a Columbia Icefield adventure, a ride on the Banff Gondola and Banff Lake Cruise.
So far, we’ve received over forty great entries from hard working and creative classes across Canada, including at least one video from every province. We’ve witnessed the Battle at Queenston Heights, heard the remarkable story of Grey Owl and discovered how Torngat Mountains National Park was created. Now we need your help to pick our top ten.
• Visit the video gallery
on the My Parks Pass website and pick your favourite video;
• Starting February 1st at noon EST, visit the My Parks Pass website
to cast your vote. You can vote once a day until public voting closes February 21st.
What’s in it for you? The chance to send one lucky class on the trip of a lifetime! The ten videos to receive the most votes will go before our judging panel for a final decision. If you still need some voting inspiration, check out this video from the My Parks Pass team to learn how easy it is to help a Grade 8/secondary 2 class win Canada’s Coolest School Trip.