My Parks Pass is a program offered in collaboration by Parks Canada, Historica Canada, Nature Canada, Canadian Geographic Education and the Canadian Wildlife Federation. 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.
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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! During the first four year of the program passes were sent directly to schools. This year, to receive passes, teachers were asked to order them online at www.myparkspass.ca (for free). Now that the school year is over, if you are a parent who's teen has just finished grade 8/secondary 2 and has not yet received their My Parks Pass, please contact us at 1-888-773-8888
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Know the past. Enjoy the present. Protect the future.
This year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip was a huge success!
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 150,000 votes were cast for the 38 entries to this year’s Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest!
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École Antoine-Roy from Gaspé, Quebec ! (Video)
The lucky grand-prize winners won a spectacular trip to some Parks Canada places in British Columbia! Find out about their adventure here.
Toronto Waldorf School from Thornhill, Ontario (Video)
Montague Intermediate from Montague, Prince Edward Island (Video)
Northside Christian School from Vanderhoof, British Columbia (Video)
The 3 runners-up received a field trip to a local Parks Canada place.
Pavillon la Citadelle from Cornwall, Ontario (Video)
Cedarview Middle School from Nepean, Ontario (Video)
École Carrefour de l’Acadie from Dieppe, New Brunswick (Video)
Glashan Public School from Ottawa, Ontario (Video)
Father Mercredi Community School from Fort McMurray, Alberta (Video)
The 5 honorable mentions received a prize package of a value of $600, 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 & HAMMER TM, 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.
Don’t miss out on next year’s contest! Register to our mailing list at 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.
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.