Journey to Eastern Canada for an adventure into the history, culture and art of this diverse nation. Discover the indigenous heritage of Canada at the largest museum in the country, the Royal Ontario Museum. While on a guided tour of the hands-on galleries, interact with their cultural and historical artifacts. On a scenic walk around Parliamentary Hill, let the aesthetic value of the symbolic heart of Canada sink in. Commemorative statues, architectural styles, and a heritage conservation program are all curated as a celebration of Canada’s democratic forum for its citizens. Explore 5,000 years of Canadian and indigenous heritage through artistic masterpieces at the National Gallery of Canada. Learn traditional dances, drumming and hear stories about Mother Earth in an indigenous culture workshop at the Canadian Museum of History.
Step into the world of STEAM in Canada through electrifying and wondrous experiences. Engage in educational activities at the Hockey Hall of Fame, where the passion for this national winter sport provides the perfect platform for interactive lessons. Apply math curriculum for junior high students and business curriculum for high school students to scavenger hunt challenges in the museum. Experience the true majesty of Niagara Falls and learn how it was formed thousands of years ago. Discuss the glacial formation of the second largest falls in the world for a deeper understanding of this geological wonder. After two electric games at Laser Quest, learn more through an interactive presentation on light and optics, light and sound, or lasers and mazes. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the science, technology, engineering and mathematics of this exciting game.
Travel to Toronto and meet up with the Tour Director on arrival. Get acquainted with the city through guided sightseeing of famous landmarks and sites, including Queen’s Park, University Avenue and Parliament Street. Afterwards, ascend the CN tower for breathtaking views of the city from the LookOut Level. Continue to the hotel for check-in, trip orientation and dinner.
Spend the morning at the Hockey Hall of Fame, engaging in math or business curriculum based on the grade level of the group. Participate in the Great Moments Scavenger Hunt to learn about Canada’s national winter sport while exploring the exhibits on hockey’s greatest players and historical milestones. Enjoy free time for lunch on own at the famous St. Lawrence Market. Go to the largest museum in Canada, Royal Ontario Museum, for their O’ Canada! experience. During this interactive guided tour, discover the country’s rich diversity, from dinosaur excavations to artifacts from indigenous cultures. Follow a guide out into the night for a ghost tour around Toronto, listening to spooky tales of the city’s haunted sights, featuring the ghastly Mackenzie House.
Experience a day of adventure and discover the wonder of Niagara Falls at the edge of the country. Journey out on the water by boat, going against the powerful rapids to soak in the spray at the base of the three massive waterfalls. Spend the rest of the day in Niagara-on-the-Lake, before returning to Toronto in time for dinner in the downtown area.
Depart Toronto this morning to travel by motorcoach to Ottawa, Canada’s capital city. Discover the city with guided motorcoach sightseeing. Drive along the Ottawa River and experience noteworthy locations throughout the city, including the Prime Minister’s residence, Embassy Row, the Parliament Buildings and the Rideau Canal. Walk through the streets of Byward Market, one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets that’s home to many local farmers’ stands, artisan stalls and more than 600 businesses. Participate in an educational program at Laser Quest, where students learn about the science of lasers, light and sound during an interactive presentation. Get an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour, complete two Laser Quest missions and wrap it all up with a pizza party for dinner.
Go to Parliament Hill to see the home of Canada’s federal government and the symbolic heart of the nation, including iconic sights like the Peace Tower. Explore the masterpieces at the National Gallery of Canada on the Art in Canada tour, which span 5,000 years of history and sociocultural backgrounds. Celebrate the indigenous heritage of Canada through storytelling, drums and dancing in the Feel the Heartbeat workshop at the Canadian Museum of History. Continue exploring the interactive exhibits at the museum to gain a deeper understanding of the history and culture of Canada.
After breakfast, return to the Toronto airport for the journey home.
Explore the heritage of Eastern Canada with STEAM education along the way. At the Hockey Hall of Fame, engage in math and business activities as well as a scavenger hunt through the exhibits. Follow the instructions of the guide at Royal Ontario Museum to interact with artifacts from natural history and world cultures. Attend a hands-on presentation on the science of lasers at Laser Quest. Gain a deeper understanding of the indigenous heritage of Canada on a tour of the National Gallery of Canada and in a workshop at the Canadian Museum of History. With a curated curriculum for educators to apply with the program, students are empowered to put their learning into practice before, during and after the trip.
Quality, safe hotels with quad occupancy that are centrally located.
All transportation is provided throughout the program.
Airfare covers round-trip flights from major airports.
Two meals are provided daily, breakfast and dinner, featuring local cuisine.
Interactive learning experiences designed to expand educational and career goals.
Scheduled activities, experiences and guided tours are all included.
Full-time Tour Directors are on site for the duration of the trip, for an all-inclusive experience.
International travel insurance is provided for protection in case of accidents, illness, flight interruptions or baggage loss.
Advanced student security software that integrates geofencing, logistics, communication and more optimized safety features.
Dedicated 24/7 staff availability, supporting students every step of the way.
Experience understands there is a growing concern over the COVID-19 outbreak and travel. We are attentively monitoring the situation and following updates from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Department of State.
Public health authorities are focusing on prevention efforts and actively testing anyone whose symptoms are compatible with COVID-19. It is important to note that for travel and community settings, the CDC reports a low risk of exposure for those who are in the same environment for a prolonged period of time and without close contact as someone with laboratory-confirmed COVID-19. Learn more about the CDC Exposure Risk Categories.
To alleviate any uncertainty, Experience is implementing an Upcoming and Future Travel Policy for 2020. This policy allows our programs to adjust their travel dates and plans to provide more flexibility for travelers and relieve any immediate concerns. As the situation evolves, we will remain in contact with group leaders to keep them informed and adjust any travel plans as needed. We want to assure all group leaders, parents and travelers that we will not send programs to destinations that are deemed unsafe by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the U.S. Department of State. The health and safety of our travelers is of the utmost importance and always a main concern on our educational tours. We will continue to stay informed and safely navigate the situation.