My Parks Pass
My Parks Pass is a program offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, Canadian Geographic Education, the Canadian Wildlife Federation, Nature Canada and Historica Canada. The My Parks Pass program is an opportunity for students to explore and learn about Canada's rich history and amazing nature by connecting them to Parks Canada's network of national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.
This multi-faceted program includes online learning tools, exciting contests, and free entry for grade 8 / secondary 2 classes all school year to any national park, national historic site or national marine conservation area managed by Parks Canada!
Passes for the My Parks Pass program are now available to order online at www.myparkspass.ca! Grade 8/secondary 2 teachers can now pre-order 2015-2015 passes for their class. Passes will be shipped in the Spring of 2015.
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Know the past. Enjoy the present. Protect the future.
Announcing the Winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip!
Thank you to the thousands of Canadians that took the time to vote and help a grade 8 / secondary 2 class win the trip of a lifetime! Over 306,000 votes were cast for the 55 entries to this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest!
La Mauricie National Park© Parks Canada
Caledonia Regional High School of Hillsborough, New Brunswick
Students will canoe the breathtaking waters of La Mauricie National Park, hike to thundering waterfalls located deep inside the park and glimpse the many species of wildlife that call this park home. The students will also travel back in time to live the life of a solider at Lévis Forts National Historic Site, dine as members of high society at the exclusive Québec Garrison Club National Historic Site and explore the rich history of the only remaining fortified city north of Mexico. The grand prize includes meals, accommodation and return airfare with Air Canada.
Val Marie School of Val Marie, Saskatchewan
Lawrence Grassi Middle School of Canmore, Alberta
Shaughnessy Park School of Winnipeg, Manitoba
The 3 runners-up will receive a field trip to a local Parks Canada place, or $750 to put towards another destination of natural or historical importance.
Robert Service School of Dawson, City, Yukon
Jack Chambers Public School of London, Ontario
Immaculate Conception Elementary of Peterborough, Ontario
École Saint-Joseph of Port-Menier, Quebec
Queen Elizabeth High School of Calgary, Alberta
The 5 honorable mentions will receive a prize package put together by the contest entities.
Thank you to all who participated in Canada’s Coolest School Trip! We would also like to thank Air Canada and Church & Dwight Canada Corp., the makers of ARM & HAMMERTM, for being proud partners of the Canada's Coolest School Trip contest this year.
To view the video entries, and to find out about the winning classes, check out www.myparkspass.ca.
My Parks Pass Activity Guide
The activities found in the My Parks Pass Activity Guide, created by Historica Canada, connect significant curricular themes to Parks Canada places, bringing our history and nature to life.
Developed in line with critical thinking pedagogy, the content of this guide will enrich junior-intermediate history, geography, environmental science, and social studies classes.
The guide's content is available, in both French and English, as a free download in PDF format on www.myparkspass.ca, or as a free interactive eBook available on iTunes and Google Play.
Canada's national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas tell the story of our country. The My Parks Pass Activity Guide will bring these stories to the classrooms, through engaging activities, guided learning opportunities and interactive online materials.