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Lucky Grade 8 Class from Saskatchewan Wins Canada’s Coolest School Trip

Parks Canada announces winners of Canada’s Coolest School Trip 

A grade 8 class from Saskatchewan has won Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest of the My Parks Pass program. The lucky class will be travelling to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, to visit Parks Canada’s Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Banff National Park: Pedestrian bridges for bears?

If you live in a sizeable city then you’ve probably used a pedestrian overpass (or underpass) to walk to a bus stop, or simply traverse a highway by foot. These passage ways are built for the citizens to safely get from one place to another, as well as provide a more direct route to their destination. Well, this sort of thing exists all over the world for wildlife, too. Bears and deer might not be rushing to catch the city bus, but they do indeed travel by foot, and they also cross over major highways, dangerously taking on the oncoming traffic.

Canada’s Coolest School Trip - Public voting period from March 4 to March 22, 2013

Wow! So many amazing ads were submitted to the Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest – 44 classes across the country participated .

Classes were invited to submit a video, audio or print ad encouraging other Canadians to explore the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and/or Cape Breton Highlands National Park. They had until February 24th, 2013 to submit their work.

Bald Eagles

When you see a picture of a bald eagle, you probably think of the United States of America, don’t you? Well, you’ve been misled in two ways: the first being that the bald eagle isn’t bald at all. “Bald” in this case refers to its spotted head or patchy feathers. The second misleading conception of the bald eagle is that it’s American, when in fact, the biggest gathering of the species is found in Canada’s British Columbia.

Cryptozoology has a place in the Canadian Wild.

You know all those mystical creatures like the Sasquatch, Big Foot, and the Abominable Snowman? Did you know there’s actually a zoological term for these creatures? They’re called  cryptids. They’re studied in cryptozoology, which is sort of like zoology, only it focuses on beings whose existence hasn’t yet been scientifically proven yet. Sometimes, though, a cryptid turns out to be real.

The Outdoor Rink

The sun welcomes you; its rays highlight the markings from the past players.  Cold air fills your lungs.  You walk with a smile and head into a heated cabin.  Friends are waiting.  You sit, pick up on the conversation, laugh, slide on your blades and tighten your laces.  You lean back and think about your first move: triple-deke, maybe a toe-drag.  The tape on your twig is one game old and you press it back into your twig, trying to recycle the good fortune you had two days ago when two goals and an assist came easy.  “Le

Nahanni Park

Up for a fight in July?  Pack your bags and head west.  Not to Banff.  Not to Whistler.  Not to Jasper.  You are going to Nahanni.  And you are going to have an adventure.

Canada’s Coolest School Trip Contest Launched – A Chance to Travel Back in Time!

Do you want to win Canada’s Coolest School Trip?

This year, as part of the My Parks Pass program, Canada’s Coolest School Trip is going to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Fortress of Louisbourg. Your entire class could win this all-expenses-paid trip.

My Parks Pass' Activity Guide Released!

We are pleased to announce the release of this year’s My Parks Pass Activity Guide. This year’s guide was designed to help parents and teachers introduce their students and children to the rich historical and natural heritage that can be found throughout Canada’s national parks, historic sites and marine conservation areas.

My Parks Pass Activity Guide

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