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Engage your potential supporters and voters

Hey Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest participants! Are you eager to show Canada the positive change you’ve been busy spreading in your communities? To help you think of ideas to promote your entry within your community for votes, we have put together some examples of activities to engage your potential supporters and voters! Remember, these are only suggestions and if you have another idea in mind, go for it! Be creative and have fun!

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Enter to win a trip to Parks Canada places in Ontario

Students with suitcases
© Canadian Geographic/Kelci
One lucky class will win the 2018 Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest, an epic five-day adventure to Thousand Islands National Park and Fort Wellington, the Rideau Canal and Laurier House national historic sites!

Stewardship Activity

Hey Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest participants!!! By now you have hopefully registered for this year’s contest and are starting to think of some AWESOME stewardship activities to do for a chance to win your class a 5-day, all-expenses-paid school trip to Parks Canada places in Ontario! We cannot wait to see the positive change you spread throughout your communities.

The 2016/17 Canada's Coolest School Trip was a blast!

In June, one lucky grade 8 class from Lethbridge Alberta, travelled across the country to Nova Scotia for a once-in-a-lifetime experience they will never forget. From cricket to camping, hiking to museums and campfires to stargazing, this class made sure no opportunity was missed during their Canada’s Coolest School Trip!

The Final Top 12 Are…

The competition was tough and we admire every class for their efforts during the voting period. Thanks to you, a total of 50,269 votes were cast! We are thrilled to announce the final Top 12 classes that received the most votes overall and that will move on to the judging round. These classes are now one step closer to winning the grand prize, a trip to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia! Congratulations!

The final top 12 are:

Top 12 of Week Two!

We’ve made it to the end of the second week of voting! Can you believe that over 30,700 votes have been cast? The current leading top 12 are listed below. Congratulations, you’ve worked hard, but don’t give up now! Tell everyone you know to get out there and vote for your video. On March 24, we will announce the final Top 12 videos that received the most votes over the course of the complete voting period, and that will move on to the judging round! Good luck!!!

Top 12 of Week One!

The first week of voting has come to an end! The 12 videos that are currently leading the pack with the most votes are listed below. Stay tuned to see if these leaders can hold their spots! We’ll announce the top 12 of week two on March 17, and the final top 12 videos that will move on to the judging round will be announced on March 24. Good luck and get voting!

Free entry to Parks Canada places in 2017

Kids by the shore

Thinking of exploring some of Canada’s national treasures?

This is the time! Admission to Parks Canada places will be free for everyone in 2017. Learn more at

Exploring Jasper National Park!

Another school year over, and another Canada’s Coolest School Trip enjoyed! The winners of the 2016 trip hailed from Toronto, Ontario. In June, the Duke of Connaught Public School’s split grade 7/8 class gave up the hustle and bustle of downtown Toronto to enjoy 5 unforgettable days in Alberta’s Jasper National Park. They stayed at the amazing Palisades Stewardship Education Centre, an inspiring Education Centre set in the middle of the mountains that offers nature-immersion programs to students in Alberta, across Canada and across the world.

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