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You will find on this map the geographical location of 11 tourism regions that are in this guide. Each region has the attractions listed by their main educational components of Arts, Science, History, Culture or Recreation.

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Each attraction is alphabetically listed with a small description. Below it are symbols which let you know the attraction’s focus, what age group it is applicable for, and if they have educational programs or guided tours.

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For more information on the attractions you can visit our website at www.mpoeduc.com. Once there, select Destination on the menu bar and the country Canada. Then select the region you are looking for and you will see all the activities listed. There is also an interactive map that locates the attractions geographically. For each attraction there is a website link so that you can find all the information that you need.

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Let MPO Educational Travel Help You Organize a Tour to Explore Eastern Canada with Your Students! Come and Discover the European Flavor, French Culture, Battlefields, Ramparts, and Old, yet Modern Cities, with their unique Architecture! MPO can offer you customized tours that focus on language, culture, history, arts, science or music. Call us at 1-888-MPO-EDUC (676-3382) or visit our website at www.mpoeduc.com and get your free quote.

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LEGEND FREE DISCOVERY TOUR FOR TEACHERS Any teacher that is interested in visiting these areas on a pre-tour familiarization package, MPO is offering to pay for your hotels, restaurants, attractions and to show you around for 4 days and 3 nights, all for free! Space is limited. Please contact the office to sign up for a tour or to get more information. Our toll free number is 1-888-MPO-EDUC (676-3382).

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MPO Educational Travel, in conjunction with its regional partners, is offering this travel guide free as a resource to help you organise your trips to these wonderful regions. We also invite you to visit our new interactive website at mpoeduc.com to find all these wonderful attractions and activities on an interactive map by location. You can also search by theme, and if you want to know more, you just need to select the activity and you will be able to go to that website. We have put everything in one place for you! Also on the MPO website, you can request a quote to create your own personal itinerary, either based on existing itineraries or by directly creating your own. Then with a simple click of the button, off it goes to our team of professionals and they will calculate based on your selections and produce an itinerary according to your requirements. Our philosophy is that our clients come first and we will do everything we can so that each one will have the best experience possible. This company was founded 1997 with the goal to give you, the client, the control over the trips you would like to do, so that you could discover with your students the Educational Side of Travel.

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Offering a unique one of a kind venue, our guests can now enjoy amazing Falls views and the promise to inspire and amaze.

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Naturally Interesting! Fascinating history and rich cultural heritage are the foundations of an unforgettable trip to Niagara Falls. As you explore our great city, you’ll be amazed to see that the pages of North America’s history books come alive, from experiencing scenes & sites from the War of 1812-1814 to learning of the freedom movement of the Under Ground Railroad passage.

Niagara Falls, Canada without doubt, is the most well-known and exciting address in the world! Regardless if you’re big or small, the destination is perfectly positioned and jammed packed with iconic & exciting attractions.

Naturally Fun! Niagara Falls is an authentic play land. Where else can you find a 175-foot high SkyWheel that has the most amazing view you will ever experience?

Naturally Exciting! We offer more than one exciting way to see the Falls and the Niagara River up & personally. Hear the thundering water falls by experiencing the Journey Behind the Falls, or up & above via a helicopter ride or better yet; feel the water with our explosive Whirlpool JetBoat ride.

Naturally Entertaining! Live theatre comes alive in Niagara Falls with one of a kind show experiences from Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show and the Greg Frewin Dinner Show. Niagara is also home to the Shaw Festival Theatre.

A highlight for Niagara Falls has been the arrival of Hornblower Niagara Cruises; who has innovated the iconic river cruise dating back to 1846.

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aturally Inspired! Perfectly carved during the ice age more than 12,000 years ago and a wonder of the world so spectacular that over 12 million people a year come to experience it. A combination of power, strength and beauty that only nature can create. This is the majestic and naturally inspired – Niagara Horseshoe Falls.

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Greg Frewin Magic Show Oakes Garden Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Queen Victoria Park Stage Shaw Festival Table Rock Grand Hall

Science Bird Kingdom Butterfly Conservatory Fort George National Historic Park Hornblower Niagara Cruises Journey Behind the Falls Mackenzie Printery Niagara Glen Nature Reserve White Water Walk

History and Culture Fort George National Historic Park IMAX® Theatre and Daredevil Adventures Journey Behind the Falls Laura Secord Homestead Louis Tussaud’s Waxworks McFarland House Mackenzie Printery Niagara Falls History Museum Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show Old Fort Erie Queen Victoria Park Stage

Recreation Bronto’s Adventure Playland Butterfly Conservatory Guinness World of Records Museum Haunted House Hornblower Niagara Cruises IMAX® Theatre and Daredevil Adventures Marineland of Canada Inc Mystery Maze Niagara’s Fury Niagara Skywheel Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car Oakes Garden Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum Ripley’s Moving Theater Souvenir City Skylon Tower White Water Walk

Attractions Bronto’s Adventure Playland Niagara’s newest and largest interactive indoor/outdoor attraction featuring our Ballocity Play Zone! It’s perfect for your students from kindergarten to high school! Take aim with the Ballocity Ball Blasters, make your way through the Twist N’ Tangles, Bumper Blasts, Log Rollers and Cargo Net Climbs.

Bird Kingdom Take an unforgettable journey through the world’s largest indoor, free-flying aviary! Experience the enchanting splendor of the Lost Kingdom where guests will have unique opportunities to interact with spectacular birds and reptiles from around the world in our accessible, multilevel rainforest setting.

Butterfly Conservatory This magical attraction features over 2,000 colourful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! The self-guided walking tour of the Butterfly Conservatory begins with a short, informative video presentation that is close captioned for the hearing impaired.

Fort George National Historic Park Fort George is a restored War of 1812 British Fort, featuring refurbished buildings, guides in costume to show you around as well as period activities. Of interest is the Fort’s overnight educational program, where students live like 1812 soldiers over a 20-hour period.

Greg Frewin Magic Show Experience the mystery and art of illusion with Greg Frewin, one of the most decorated magicians in the world. Join us for the evening performance of our Las Vegas Style Magical Revue featuring spectacular appearances by our rare and majestic tigers. You will be AMAZED beyond belief!

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Guinness World of Records Museum Discover the Biggest, tallest, smallest, fastest and Thinnest…. Let the Guinness World Records Museum be an extension to your classroom! Re-enforce curriculum content brought to life through incredible displays, cool interactive games, trivia, themed galleries and video productions.

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Dare to visit the Haunted House, located in Niagara Falls on Clifton Hill. Inside, there is a ghost in every corner, a skeleton in every closet, and every kind of ghoul imaginable awaiting you. We provide a brand new meaning to the word nightmare. The Haunted House offers great excitement for those who enjoy the thrill of being scared recommended for your students from grade 3 to high school. It’s a great place to visit, but believe us; you wouldn’t want to live here!

Hornblower Niagara Cruises Explore the possibilities at Hornblower Niagara Cruises. Let your youth group or classroom experience an up close and personal connection with the mighty Falls. Educational curriculum based programs from Grades JK to Grade 12 promise a once-in-a-lifetime educational experience.

Attractions Mackenzie Printery The Mackenzie Heritage Printery is located in the restored home of William Lyon Mackenzie. The 500-year history of letterpress printing is explored using the working presses and typesetting facilities within the museum. Students will be encouraged to discuss the ramifications of this labour-intensive method. Working in groups, the students will co-operate in setting type from the “job case” and printing a “Printer’s Indenture” on the museum’s cast iron flat bed press. Students will look at methods used by Mackenzie to publish and produce his Colonial Advocate.

Marineland of Canada Inc Marineland offers a rare glimpse into the enchanting world of dolphins, walruses, sea lions, beluga and killer whales. Take the experience a notch higher during a Beluga Encounter where you can pet and feed a Beluga. It’s a haven where thrill-seekers can be dropped, shaken and swirled in some of the world’s most exhilarant amusement rides. At Marineland, there’s never a dull moment.

IMAX® Theatre and Daredevil Adventures The Niagara Falls IMAX® Theatre is where your adventure begins! Located in the heart of the Niagara Falls tourist and entertainment district, the theatre is home to the IMAX® film, Niagara: Miracles, Myths & Magic, the amazing Niagara Falls Daredevil Exhibit, and the best source of daredevil and Niagara Falls history. Get a full understanding of Niagara Falls and its human history through the power of IMAX®.

McFarland House Experience gracious living 1840’s style at McFarland House as costumed interpreters guide you through this beautiful home. Built in 1800, it was used as a hospital during the War of 1812. Explore the period herb garden, relax and enjoy home baking, tea and other refreshments at the McFarland Tea Garden. Knowledgeable interpreters and guides share with you the experiences, recollections, observations and artifacts that defined early life in Niagara.

Journey Behind the Falls The Journey Behind the Falls is located in the Table Rock House Plaza beside the Canadian Horseshoe Falls. After donning protective raincoats, you will descend by elevator to a network of tunnels. The main tunnel leads to the observation deck beside the Horseshoe Falls. Two other tunnels provide a close-up view of the Falls from behind. The tunnels extend only about 150 feet behind the waterfall, so there is not a lot of walking. The excursion is completely self-guided, which allows you to explore at your own pace. It is a stunning look at a powerful and beautiful natural waterfall.

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Mystery Maze Lose yourself in the Medieval World of the Mystery Maze. Discover an adventure that will test your sense of direction. Who will be the fastest to navigate this challenging maze and be the first to capture all 3 towers and find the medieval sword? You could get lost forever... Fun for students from kindergarten through high school.

Laura Secord Homestead

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Visit the home of Laura Secord, heroine of the War of 1812. From her home in Queenston village, Laura set out on a 32 km walk through the American lines and over wild and unsettled country to warn the British Forces of an impending attack at Beaverdams. Today, costumed interpreters thrill visitors with authentic furnishings of the 1812 period. The Laura Secord House is located in the quaint village of Queenston.

Discover the ancient story of Niagara Falls, then re-live the exciting experience at Niagara’s Fury! The temperature will drop. Water will bubble and spray while snow falls all around. The moving platform beneath your feet will help you understand the power of Nature, while stunning visuals along the mighty Niagara River surrounds you. Niagara Parks has recreated the amazing sights and sounds of the formation of Niagara Falls.

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Travel to the past and walk through the pages of history at Louis Tussaud’s Wax works! Meet with King Henry and his wives. Journey to the present and take your picture with Katy Perry. Stand among the famous and dare to visit the Medieval Torture Chamber!

Come explore the vibrant history of Niagara Falls. Read primary source documents from the War of 1812. Play a game based on the actual experiences of those traveling on the Underground Railroad. Become an engineer and design a bridge over the Niagara River. Tour the Drummond Hill Cemetery while listening to the stories of those who have shaped our community.

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As you leave the parking lot, you descend a flight of stone steps, taking you down the bank of what was the Niagara River over 9,000 years ago, to the flat area on which the picnic grounds are located. Looking across to the American side, you may see an opening in the brush where a path will take you down the side of a gorge to a flat trail that follows along the edge of the river. As you walk down to the river, you will pass through three major plateaus that were created by different erosional processes as the Falls retreated through this area. The Niagara Glen is a unique spot of beauty deep in the Great Gorge that has been a designated Nature Reserve since 1992.

Attractions Old Fort Erie Experience the sights and sounds of the fort under siege at this War of 1812 National Historic Site. Choose your side: join British or American soldiers on a tour of the grounds and authentic buildings, and be sure to check out the musket demonstrations.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Museum See things you can’t see anywhere else! Ripley’s Believe It or Not! The museum has hundreds of amazing exhibits and curiosities! The whole class will enjoy a self-guided tour of the strange, the odd and the unbelievable!

Niagara Skywheel Towering 175 feet tall (53 Meters) the Niagara SkyWheel is a world-class ride featuring fully enclosed gondolas, each equipped with heating and air conditioning for year-round comfort and enjoyment. Large UV protected, non-reflective glass reduces glare: perfect for taking pictures. Passenger boarding is swift at six gondolas at a time, each capable of carrying up to six passengers. Visitors seeking a unique sightseeing opportunity will be treated to breathtaking views of the Horseshoe and American Falls, the City and beyond. The ride duration varies from 8 to 12 minutes with aerial views for miles in every direction. Daytime rides and night rides will each offer captivating experiences of their own.

Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car Suspended from sturdy cables, the Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car offers a wonderful view. Riders can see the Rapids, the Whirlpool, the Gorge, the hydroelectric plants down the river, and can wave to those fishing on the riverbank below. The best way to see Niagara’s fascinating Whirlpool is from high over-head aboard the world famous Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car. The Niagara Whirlpool Aero Car operates from March to the end of October (weather permitting).

Ripley’s Moving Theater Experience the thrill of Ripley’s Moving Theater! The only movie of its kind where you actually move with the picture and feel every bump, dip and turn! The giant 70 mm screen and dynamic six channel surround sound system thrusts you into the picture!

Shaw Festival One of the world’s finest theatre companies held in historic Niagara-on-the-Lake is internationally celebrated for vivid and exhilarating productions by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (18561950). Eleven plays in Four theatres are offered from April to November. Backstage tours/theatre pkgs available. “Talented acting company” (Bloomberg News).

Skylon Tower This tranquil garden escape is located at the foot of Clifton Hill, across from the American Falls. Oakes Garden Theatre is an outdoor venue. Season range available: Mid May to June; September to mid October; General Performances: Bands, Choral, Dance, Theatre

Ride to the top of the Skylon Tower in our yellow bug elevators, experiencing spectacular views of Niagara Falls while learning about the building’s construction and the historical, geological and geographical aspects of Niagara Falls and the surrounding area. The Skylon Tower features an indoor and outdoor observation deck, a 3D/4D movie about the formation and folklore of Niagara Falls, as well as two dining rooms to complete your student day trip.

Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show

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Canada’s longest running dinner musical has been entertaining students since 1994. Join our singing Mountie, Hockey Player, Anne of Green Gables and other Canadian Characters. Our 2 hour allCanadian show features over 60 songs, a five-course family-style meal and lots of laughs. Elements of Canadian music, history, geography, theatre, literature and culture are presented through music and comedy making the Oh Canada Eh? Dinner Show entertaining and educational. Evening and matinee performances with show-only or dinner and show ticket options.

Located only 5 minutes from the Falls, Souvenir City is Niagara’s largest FREE attraction and OneStop-Shop, featuring 15,000 square feet of souvenirs, chocolates, homemade fudge, a food court, glassblowing demonstrations, fun photo ops and lots more! Please ask about our student discounts and tour incentives.

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Attractions Table Rock Grand Hall - The Niagara Parks Commission The Grand Hall is located inside Table Rock Complex, overlooks the brink of the Horseshoe Falls and offers a year round location and a captive audience. Season range available: Mid October to Mid May General Performances: Bands, Choral, Dance, Theatre

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Queen Victoria Park Stage - The Niagara Parks Commission Set against the historic Illumination Tower, perform under the lights that illuminate the mighty Niagara Falls. NOTE: This outdoor venue is not suitable for choral groups without amplification as acoustics are poor. Season range available: Mid May to Mid October General Performances: Band and Dance

White Water Walk Journey by elevator down to water level and be thrilled from the “Whitewater Boardwalk� by the sight of the spectacular Whirlpool Rapids. The Whitewater Boardwalk is located at the very edge of the Niagara River. The Great Gorge Adventure is popular with artists, historians and geologists, as well as visitors from all over the world. It is a beautiful stroll along the 305 meters (1,000 feet) boardwalk.

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Infused with arts, cultural expression and creativity, Toronto inspires with world premier theatre to experimental performance art. Students can explore more than 125 art galleries and museums – including the Art Gallery of Ontario and the new Aga Khan Museum. For the science enthusiastic, you can go and visit inspiring attractions, like the Ontario Science Centre, where students will find a hundreds of engaging interactive exhibits and daily science demonstrations, and Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada that offers exciting learning environments. Also come and discover the rich historical heritage that our city can offer, like Fort York Visitor Centre, filled with exhibits and experiences that will introduce students to the military

history of Toronto. Throughout the city, you will find a number of heritage buildings, like the Mackenzie house, Gibson house, Campbell house and Casa Loma, reminding visitors and locals alike of the humble roots of our vibrant and urban metropolis. Don’t forget to go to the top of Toronto CN Tower where you will see an amazing view and experience a heart pounding feeling when walking on the glass floor. Then go and catch a game at one of our 7 professional teams. Toronto is also the home of the Hockey Hall of Fame where students can see the Stanley cup, play in interactive games and see the collection of hockey memorabilia. Toronto also has one the most amazing amusement parks called Wonderland where you can do a educational program on physics and learn the principals of motion while riding a roller-coaster.

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iscover more for your student groups with an unforgettable learning adventure in Toronto. From big city excitement and dynamic attractions to vibrant culture and enchanting history, Toronto knows how to thrill and offers many educational opportunities.

From sky-high attractions, enchanting history, spectacular theatre, hair-raising science and more, there’s so much excitement to explore. Your student groups will discover more in Toronto!

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Art Gallery of Ontario Bata Shoe Museum Canadian Opera Company Famous PEOPLE Players Medieval Times McMichael Canadian Art Collection Museum of Inuit Art National Ballet of Canada Royal Ontario Museum Ryerson Image Centre Stratford Festival Toronto Symphony Orchestra

Science African Lion Safari Canada’s Wonderland iFly Laser Quest Ontario Science Centre Royal Botanical Gardens Nature Interpretive Centre Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Reptilia Toronto Zoo

History and Culture Benares Historic House Bradley House Museum Black Creek Pioneer Village Campbell House Casa Loma – Toronto’s Majestic Castle City of Toronto Archives Colborne Lodge – Heritage Toronto Gibson House Museum Historic Fort York Hockey Hall of Fame IMAX Theatre Toronto Mackenzie House Printery Medieval Times Museum of Inuit Art Parkwood Estate and Gardens Royal Ontario Museum Spadina House Museum Toronto Bicycle Tours St. Jacob’s Country Walking Tour of Toronto

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Attractions African Lion Safari Go “On Safari!” and get CLOSER than you ever imagined to over 1,000 exotic birds and animals that roam free in large Game Reserves! See lions, giraffe, rhino, and many more animals from around the world! “Trek” along 9 km of safari trail in your own coach or aboard a guided, air-conditioned Safari Tour Bus. Enjoy three exciting and educational bird and animal performances, “Nature Boy” scenic railway tour, “African Queen” boat cruise, Pets’ Corner, Discovery Centre, Jungle Playground and Misumu Bay Wet Play (seasonal). Open daily from May to September.

Arbraska With 3 locations in the Greater Toronto Area, Treetop Trekking is the perfect outing for all types of groups! Feel the excitements while exploring our treetop aerial games supervised by experienced guides.

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With a collection of more than 80,000 works of art, the Art Gallery of Ontario is among the most distinguished art museums in North America. From the vast body of Group of Seven and signature Canadian works to the African art gallery, from the cutting-edge contemporary art to Peter Paul Rubens’ masterpiece The Massacre of The Innocents, the AGO offers an incredible art experience with each visit. In 2002, Kenneth Thomson’s generous gift of 2,000 remarkable works of Canadian and European art inspired Transformation AGO, an innovative architectural expansion by world-renowned architect Frank Gehry that in 2008 resulted in one of the most critically acclaimed architectural achievements in North America. Highlights include Galleria Italia, a gleaming showcase of wood and glass running the length of an entire city block, and the often-photographed spiral staircase, beckoning visitors to explore.

Bata Shoe Museum Explore the world at your feet through a stunning collection of more than 13,000 shoes and related artifacts that span 4,500 years of history in four impressive galleries. A cultural gem in the heart of our city, The Bata Shoe Museum is an internationally-acclaimed institution and architectural treasure.

Attractions Canada’s Wonderland Canada’s Wonderland offers thrills and family fun with 200 world-class attractions. Experience 69 rides including 16 roller coasters, highlighted by Leviathan – Canada’s tallest and fastest roller coaster. New in 2014, experience Wonder Mountain’s Guardian – an interactive 4D dark ride. Families can spend the perfect day together in Planet Snoopy and KidZville play areas filled with kid-sized rides and adventures including Dinosaurs Alive! – a seven acre animatronic dinosaur park featuring over 40 life-sized dinosaurs. Park admission includes Splash Works – a 20-acre water park.

Canadian Opera Company Based in Toronto, the Canadian Opera Company is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The COC enjoys a loyal audience support-base and one of the highest attendance and subscription rates in North America. Under its leadership team of General Director Alexander Neef and Music Director Johannes Debus, the COC is increasingly capturing the opera world’s attention.

Casa Loma – Toronto’s Majestic Castle Benares Historic House Benares Historic House is a gracious 19th century home restored to the World War ll period. Furnished with authentic artifacts, the historic houses offers fun and informative interpretation.

Bradley House Museum A saltbox style home built in 1830, Bradley House gives visitors a glimpse of daily pioneer life. Furnished with authentic artifacts, the historic house offers fun and informative interpretation.

Experience the elegance and splendor of the Edwardian era at Casa Loma, the only full sized castle in North America and Toronto’s premier historic attraction. Explore secret passageways, elaborately decorated rooms with authentic period furnishings or take in the breathtaking view of Toronto from one of the towers. The five acres of lush flora surrounding Casa Loma showcase ornate sculptures and fountains as well as meticulously tended displays of perennials and a wooded hillside filled with wildflowers and decorative grasses. The stables and carriage house are connected to Casa Loma by an 800-ft. tunnel which runs 18ft below Austin Terrace. The tunnel features an exhibit of Toronto’s Dark Side, which tells the story in archival photographs of Toronto’s darker days such as Prohibition, The Depression, The Plague, The Great Toronto Fire, and Toronto’s first plane crash. The carriage house features an Automotive Exhibit featuring vintage automobiles from the early 1900’s.

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City of Toronto Archives Black Creek Pioneer Village Step into Canada’s past and explore an authentically re-created 1860’s Ontario country village. Enjoy more than 40 restored homes, tradeshops, public and farm buildings, interpreters and artisans in period dress, special events, programs and demonstrations, country dining, unique shopping and village made crafts.

The Toronto Archives offers programs designed to enhance instruction about the Toronto government. Programs combine curriculum instruction for students of geography, history, politics and social science studies. Current exhibits highlight historical issues debated by Toronto Council. The displays also show how our current municipal government is structured, and the wide range of services it provides to residents. A visit to the Toronto Archives could also be linked with a visit to other nearby historical sites, such as Casa Loma and Spadina House.

Campbell House Built for Sir William Campbell, 6th Chief Justice of Upper Canada, this 1822 Georgian mansion is the oldest surviving building from the town of York. Guided tours and a detailed model of the original town provide insight into Toronto’s early history. Stroll through the garden or enjoy occasional plays, concerts and art exhibitions.

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National icon, engineering wonder, Toronto must-see – at 553m/1,815ft the CN Tower is an awardwinning dining and entertainment destination. Spectacular views include world-famous Glass Floor, SkyPod and glass fronted elevators with glass floor panels. Three restaurants include award-winning 360 Restaurant (elevation complimentary with entree). Plus film, KidZone, shopping and thrilling new EdgeWalk – world’s highest ‘hands-free’ walk, 356m/1168ft (116 stories) above ground. The CN Tower welcomes groups, corporate parties, associations and more.

Colborne Lodge – Heritage Toronto Colborne Lodge was the home of architect John G. Howard and his wife Jemima Meikle. The Howards donated their land, High Park, to the city of Toronto for a public park. Originally constructed in 1837, the lodge is now restored to 1870’s style. Long supported by the Horticultural Societies of Parkdale & Toronto the lodge hosts beautiful flower gardens and a successful vegetable garden.

Attractions Historic Fort York Fort York is home to Canada’s largest collection of original War of 1812 buildings. Founded in 1793 by Lieutenant-Governor John Graves Simcoe, it represents the beginning of modern Toronto. It is a designated historic site, and supplies services for schools and casual visitors all year round. Fort York was the site of The Battle of York in April 1813.

Hockey Hall of Fame The world’s one and only! Experience the game that defines Canada and a sport that has been adopted by over seventy countries. Spread across 65,000 square feet, the Hall of Fame offers something for everyone: the finest collection of hockey artifacts at all levels of play from around the world; state-of-the-art games that challenge shooting and goalkeeping skills; themed exhibits dedicated to the game’s greatest players, teams and achievements; an extensive array of multimedia stations; theatres; larger-than-life statues; a replica NHL dressing room; an unrivalled selection of hockey-related merchandise and memorabilia within our new and expanded store; and NHL trophies including, best of all, hands-on access to The STANLEY CUP.

Famous PEOPLE Players Next to the moon and the stars, Famous PEOPLE Players is the best thing to see in the dark. Using black-light technique, the stage comes alive as animated props and life-size characters of famous personalities whirl and dance to popular music. See you in the dark!

Fantasy Fair – Woodbine Centre Rediscover Fantasy Fair at Woodbine Shopping Centre! Favourite Rides! New Attractions! Visit and experience thrills at Ontario’s Largest Indoor Amusement Park, located in Woodbine Shoppping Centre! Offering a rollercoaster, train, carousel, arcade, midway games, family arcade, a giant play village and more. Experience the brand new attractions including bouncing in the air 30 feet on the new Drop & Hop ride, scale the walls at the Rock’N’Climb Challenge and ride the brand new XD simulator! Then take a breather –grab a bite in the Food Court, shop at one of the 160+ stores.

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TAKE YOUR GROUP TO NEW HEIGHTS! Why not offer your students something new this year? If your students could safely experience the thrill of flying in a vertical wind tunnel, would they suddenly become more interested in mass, drag and terminal velocity? For a special field trip or as part of specific course curriculum - jump from theory to practice with a uniquely exhilarating experience in a safe environment. An iFLY Toronto field trip makes math, science and engineering come to life with tactile experience, real-world data observation, and a huge amount of fun!

Laser Quest Toronto Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its best! A great adventure for corporate or youth groups. ‘The Quest for Knowledge Education Program’ is a fun and interactive program that explores the world of lasers and mazes through live and taped demonstrations as well as two Laser Quest games.

Gibson House Museum Built in 1851, Gibson House Museum was the home of Scottish immigrant David Gibson and his family. David was a land surveyor, farmer and politician. He mapped early Toronto and participated in the Upper Canada Rebellion of 1837. All programs, based on inquiry-based learning, are led by costumed historical interpreters and include hands-on components in the authentic mid-19th century farm house. Half-day and full-day program options are available including the opportunity to prepare and enjoy a hearth-cooked mid-day meal in the historic kitchen.

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Mackenzie House Printery This late Georgian style townhouse was the home of William Lyon Mackenzie, Toronto’s first mayor, leader of the 1837 Upper Canadian Rebellion, printer and publisher. The gas-lit interior includes midVictorian furnishings and an operating nineteenth century print shop. The house holds a rare Louis Roy Wooden Press, one of the oldest wooden presses remaining in the world and more than 500 years of printing technology.

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Mariposa Cruises offers the full range of cruise experiences to enjoy Toronto’s spectacular skyline. Regularly scheduled harbour tours daily from mid-May to September. Mariposa’s Harbour Tours offer lively and informative narration, indoor/outdoor seating, ability to move freely as the scenery dictates, a fully licensed bar, snacks and restrooms. Scenic Dining Excursions include Weekend Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Cruises. Mariposa Cruises is an award winning cruise operator and takes pride in their friendly hospitable service. The Mariposa Cruise fleet is also available for private events with boats suitable for groups from 15 to 565 guests.

McMichael Canadian Art Collection The McMichael Canadian Art Collection offers its visitors a unique experience by providing an introduction to Canada’s art, art making, and artists. Renowned for collecting exclusively Canadian art, the McMichael permanent collection consists of almost 6,000 artworks by Tom Thomson, the Group of Seven, their contemporaries, and First Nations, Métis, Inuit and other artists who have made a contribution to the development of Canadian art. Visitors can explore the McMichael Sculpture Garden as well as the unique Artists’ Cemetery where six Group of Seven members and gallery founders Robert and Signe McMichael have been laid to rest. The McMichael displays a wide range of exhibitions each year, curated from the collections or borrowed from other major institutions.

Attractions Ontario Science Centre With hundreds of engaging interactive exhibits and daily science demonstrations, the Ontario Science Centre will delight, inform and challenge visitors of all ages: KidSpark is a unique discovery playground for children eight and under, the Weston Family Innovation Centre has 50 open-ended experiences that allow youth to create and innovate, the Space Hall is home to Toronto’s only public planetarium and the Shoppers Drug Mart® OMNIMAX® Theatre features a great lineup of IMAX® films that run hourly throughout the day.

Parkwood Estate and Gardens Parkwood Estate and Gardens, a national historic site, was once home to R.S. McLaughlin, founder of General Motors of Canada. One of the last grand estates of the inter-war years, it includes a 55 room mansion with original furnishings, large elaborate grounds and offers a variety of learning opportunities and daily site experiences.

Playdium Playdium is the ultimate high-tech Family Entertainment Centre featuring over 200 interactive and physical games, rides and sports simulators. The 11 acre outdoor site includes Go-Karts, Mini-Golf, 9 variable speed batting cages & “Water Wars”. Playdium is “The Ultimate Place To Play”.

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Medieval Times Travel back in time to an 11th century Spanish castle. Witness brave knights on horseback in a tournament of swordfighting and jousting while feasting on a fabulous four-course meal.

Redpath Sugar Museum Museum displays and has education programs centred upon the history of sugar, The Redpath Sugar Company, antique and modern refining technologies and nutrition/health.

Museum of Inuit Art Canada’s first public museum south of the Artic devoted exclusivity to Inuit art culture. Come see more than 300 extraordinary works of sculpture carved from stone, antler, ivory and bone. Located at the Toronto Harbour front the museum of Inuit Art is home to Canada’s largest whalebone sculpture.

Reptilia Canada’s largest reptile zoo housing some of the world’s largest and deadliest reptiles. Home of Induna, Canada’s largest Nile Crocodile at 1200 lbs and over 14 ft. Packages available for group tours and special events.

National Ballet of Canada The National Ballet of Canada is one of the top dance companies in the world. With more than 60 dancers and its own orchestra, The National Ballet presents both a classical repertoire and contemporary works.

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Ripley’s Aquarium of Canada Toronto’s newest and most exciting attraction! Containing over 5.7 million litres of water, the 12,500 square metre (135,000 square foot) interactive attraction immerses guests in a thrilling underwater adventure that showcases more than 16,000 marine animals. Canada’s largest indoor aquarium features one of the world’s most extensive jelly fish exhibits, 65+ year old giant lobsters, sting ray and bamboo shark touch pools and daily live dive shows. From the heart-pounding experience of Dangerous Lagoon, a football-field length acrylic viewing tunnel with moving glide-path sidewalk through sharks, green sea turtles, sawfish and moray eels; to the hypnotic dance of Pacific sea nettle jelly fish which are illuminated in an array of breathtaking colours from within the kreisel tank at Planet Jellies.

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The Rogers Centre Tour Experience really is the only way to appreciate the wonders of Rogers Centre, home of the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball team and the Toronto Argonauts Football team. The tour begins in an artifact area where guests can browse through pieces that were unearthed during the construction of Rogers Centre. From there, guests are seated in the Toronto Sun Theatre to watch a fascinating 15-minute giant screen presentation entitled The Inside Story. From the theatre, visitors are taken on a behind-the-scenes walking tour of the stadium, which includes areas such as a press box, the Toronto Sun SkyBox and maybe even a chance to stroll across the field or visit a team dressing room.

Royal Botanical Gardens Nature Interpretive Centre Royal Botanical Gardens offers outdoor education programs to school groups and special interest groups from the age of 2 to 18 years of age. Programs are created in compliance with recent Ministry guidelines. Each program is two hours and includes a guided hike, multi-sensory hands-on activities, and environmental games.

Attractions St. Jacob’s Country Take a moment to visit St. Jacob’s Country. A country village with 100 unique shops offering crafts, antiques and gifts just a little out of the ordinary. Fabulous St. Jacob’s Farmers Market and Outlet Mall is a fabulous community where Horse-drawn Trolley tours and Waterloo-St. Jacob’s Tourist train help to make your visit special. Dine at the Stone Crock restaurant, Benjamin’s restaurant or Vidalia’s Market-Dining. Experience “Shear Madness” at St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse theatre. Spend some time at a splendid country Inn or B&B and have fun with Soft Adventure programs just 90 minutes west of Toronto.

Stratford Festival With an ever changing roster of plays and musicals in four distinctive theatres, the Stratford Festival is home to classics, dramas, new works and popular musicals. Backstage and costume warehouse tours also available.

Toronto Bicycle Tours Royal Ontario Museum No trip to Toronto is complete without a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum – Canada’s largest museum of world cultures and natural history located in the heart of downtown. Explore special exhibitions, permanent galleries of dinosaurs, ancient Egypt, Canada’s First Peoples, gems & minerals, and more, alongside world-class dining, shopping and breathtaking architecture. The ROM also offers special programs and events, educational activities and inspiring facilities for private functions.

Explore Toronto by bike! Fun, easy, and memorable sightseeing bicycle tours of Toronto. Bike safely and at a leisurely pace with expert local guides. Ride through Toronto’s many neighbourhoods, parks, and iconic sites. Explore areas that many visitors don’t get to see. Experience Toronto’s culture, history, people and food. Hear colourful stories of Toronto’s past, present and future. We run yearround and offer a number of routes, including our Heart of Downtown, Island, and Midtown tours.

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Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Ryerson Image Centre

Take me out to the ball game! While in Toronto, cheer on the blue and white and take in a Blue Jay’s baseball game.

The Ryerson Image Centre is dedicated to the study of photography and related disciplines, featuring vibrant public exhibitions; a world-class research centre; and a photojournalistic and fine art photography collection.

Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Spadina House Museum

Fill an evening or an afternoon with cheers and excitement as your group experiences a Maple Leafs home game. Watch the puck drop as the crowd roars with delight and your favorite players whiz by.

Built by Toronto businessman and financier James Austin in 1866, The Spadina Museum contains the original room settings of four generations of the Austin family. The Spadina Museum is Toronto’s only museum to depict life in the 1920’s and 30’s, a time of rapid transformation and a period that changed the city dramatically. See the property’s six acres of restored 1905 gardens and get a feel of 19th century living through artifacts, original and reproduced décor and furniture.

Toronto Raptors Basketball Club The Toronto Raptors bring professional basketball excitement north of the border. The team joined the NBA during the 1995-96 season.

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Toronto Symphony Orchestra With over 100 carefully created programmes, the Toronto Symphony Orchestra performs concerts designed for a wide variety of musical preferences, taste, and budgets. The outstanding guest artists, soloists and conductors who appear with the TSO tell you that this is an orchestra of remarkable caliber - truly one of the world’s finest.

Toronto Zoo Canada’s premier Zoo offers over 5,000 animals and is home to award-winning exhibits including The Giant Panda Experience (home to Canada’s only giant pandas Er Shun & Da Mao), the African Savanna, Gorilla Rainforest (the largest indoor gorilla exhibit in North America), the Great Barrier Reef and our 10-acre Tundra Trek home to our polar bears and Arctic wolves.

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Walking Tour of Toronto Take a walking tour of the city of Toronto and learn about topics such as graffiti, ghosts, multiculturalism, history, rock & roll, theatre and more.

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the stunning architecture and the local Farmers Market (the oldest market in North America, since 1801) or taking an tour into the 1000 Islands along with a city tour aboard the trolley tour offering hop off and on service at nine selected attractions.

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Attractions Pump House Steam Museum Pump House Steam Museum is one of Canada’s oldest water works. Steam powered pumps provided the first running water to Kingston residents. Only six similar water pumping plants remain in North America.

In Sir John A.’s Footsteps In Sir John A.’s Footsteps is offering for the 3rd year in a row, walking tours of Kingston with actors and musicians that will lead you on a journey in exploring his favourite haunts in Kingston.

Kingston 1000 Islands cruises Kingston 1000 Islands cruises offers many departures each day for both lunch and dinner cruises. Sightseeing cruises are available at many departure times that include live commentary and entertainment.

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Kingston Trolley Tours offers hop-on hop-off city tours. You are welcome to spend time at one of the many stops along the city tour route.

Ahoy Rentals Ahoy Rentals offers kayaks, canoes, sail boats and bicycle rentals for all ages. Great way to see the city and tour the waterfront.

Rideau Heritage Route Rideau Heritage Route that was built in the 1800’s is an engineering marvel of 24 lock stations, most with hand operated cranks.

Bellevue House Bellevue House was home to Sir John A. Macdonald and the country’s leader for nineteen years. The house and grounds have been restored to represent the period in which he and his family lived there.

Fort Henry Fort Henry National Historical Site is a Kingston treasure. Explore the fortifications, watch a world famous Sunset Ceremony or jump out of your skin at Fort Fright. Educational programs are offered for all grades and ages.

Penitentiary Museum Penitentiary Museum offers archaic tools of the trade on display that may give you the shivers and where exhibits trace the history of the federal penitentiary system.

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Gallery of Canada on their itineraries. The Capital is home to numerous performing arts venues for student bands and choirs looking for a place to play. And if you’re looking for opportunities for students to practice a second language, Ottawa is one of the country’s most bilingual cities. Reasons to visit in any season: Fall – Explore the Capital against the dramatic backdrop of autumn colours, visit the Canadian War Museum and attend national Remembrance ceremonies during November. Winter – Take a group skate on the Rideau Canal—a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is transformed into the world’s largest skateway—and revel in the spirit of Winterlude, North America’s greatest celebration of winter. Spring – Take a boat tour on the Ottawa River, explore the Capital by bike, and experience springtime festivals and celebrations. Summer – Enjoy the full Capital experience on Parliament Hill, including the Changing of the Guard ceremony and the Sound & Light Show.

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ore student groups visit Ottawa each year than any other Canadian city. It is little wonder. For teachers, the Capital offers a wealth of national historic sites, museums and monuments that immerse students in the story of our country’s past, present and future—with many of them concentrated in the city’s safe and walkable downtown core. For students, Ottawa offers a diverse range of ways to blow off a little steam—from cycling on our vast network of paved pathways, to adventure experiences and skating on the world’s largest rink, to festivals, sports and entertainment. The Capital is an experienced host city, with accommodations, hospitality and services on the ground directly geared to student groups.

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Attraction List Arts Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography Click! Photo Treasure Hunt National Art Gallery of Canada RCMP Musical Ride Tours Rideau Hall – Governor General’s House Saint Patrick’s Basilica

Science Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Canada Aviation Museum Canada Science and Technology Museum Canadian Museum of Nature Currency Museum Laflèche Caves

Attraction List Recreation Arbraska Lafleche Bike Ride Byward Market Kanata Leisure Center Wave Pool Lady Dive Laflèche Caves Laser Quest Ottawa Ottawa River Cruise Ottawa Senators Hockey

Students and staff had a wonderful, educational experience. I thought that last year was our best cultural trip experience. However, this year’s group experience has equaled if not surpassed our expectations in at least two activities/venues. We are most pleased with your valuable contribution in making this a memorable and awesome educational venture! - Anne-Marie C.

History and Culture Billings Estate Museum Bus Tour of Ottawa Canada Aviation Museum Canadian Children’s Museum Canadian Museum of History Canadian Museum of Nature Canadian War Museum Click! Photo Treasure Hunt Confederation Boulevard Tour Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Diefenbunker Cold War Tour Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush Ghosts Tours of Ottawa Laurier House National Historic Site Manoir Papineau National Historic Site Montebello Train Station Parliament Hill Prime Minister’s House RCMP Musical Ride Tours Rideau Hall – Governor General’s House Royal Canadian Mint Saint Patrick’s Basilica Supreme Court of Canada The National Military Cemetery Upper Canada Village Walking Tour of Ottawa 32

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Discover the magnificient forest of the Ottawa region from the top of the trees while flying on our giant ziplines! Arbraska Laflèche provides fun and excitement for all on its unique treetop aerial game courses.

Bike Ride Ottawa offers some of the best bicycling paths in Ontario with more than 300 kilometres of recreational pathways. Ride along the Rideau Canal, cycle the parliament pathways or through some amazing green space throughout and around the city.

Attractions Canada Aviation Museum The Canada Aviation and Space Museum is home to a unique collection of aircraft that illustrates the full sweep of aeronautical history. This spans the first attempts at flight to the jet age, including Canada’s contributions to the industry and the impact of aviation on Canadian society. Space enthusiasts of all ages will love seeing the iconic Canadarm up close, and learning what daily life is like for an astronaut on the International Space Station (ISS).
School programs at the Canada Aviation and Space Museum have been designed to maximize your students’ opportunities to explore, experiment, observe, assess and discuss their findings. The workshop-style programs offer hands-on components, where students are able to put theory into practice, following the principles of the scientific method.

Canada Science and Technology Museum Billings Estate Museum The Billings Estate Museum was built between 1827 and 1829 and is one of Ottawa’s oldest houses. The site includes several outbuildings and a cemetery located on 8.4 acres of parkland.

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Hold a 4.5-billion-year-old meteorite, study the effects of extreme cold on objects, build and test bridges, and more! The museum offers interactive activities, as well as pre- and postvisit learning kits.
A visit to the Canada Science and Technology Museum will allow students to push buttons, turn dials, and pull levers to experience science and technology first-hand. Students will discover artifact-rich exhibits featuring marine and land transportation, astronomy, communications, energy, mining and computer technology.
Science and technology have changed Canada and influenced its people. Students will learn how scientific and technological achievements have transformed Canada, from the period of early exploration and settlement to the present.

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Bus Tour of Ottawa See the best Ottawa has to offer from the comfort of your bus. An experienced guide will point out many of Ottawa’s greatest buildings, historic sites and interesting places.

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Byward Market Morning, noon and night the ByWard Market has something just for you. Established by Lt-Col. John By in 1826, the ByWard Market is one of Canada’s oldest and largest public markets. The legendary builder of the Rideau Canal, Colonel By himself laid out the street plan of the Market, designating George Street and York Street to be extra wide to accommodate the creation of a public market and gathering place. Within an area roughly four blocks square, you’ll find museums, cafés, specialty food shops, boutiques, galleries, restaurants, pubs, hair and aesthetics salons and more! Easily accessible on foot, by transit, by car or by bus, the ByWard Market offers a unique experience for all.

Passports in hand, visitors discover one incredible destination after another. Whether on a visit to homes in the International Village, a trek to a desert pyramid, a jaunt to the Port of Entry to help unload a cargo ship, or a stroll through the bustling Market Bazaar, visitors encounter endless ways to learn about the world and one another. A world of discovery where kids have lots of fun! We offer learning programs based on the concept of learning through play for kids from preschool to cycle 1.

Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography showcases the work of Canada’s most dynamic photographers in a diverse and ever-changing schedule of events. CMCP offers guided tours, meet the Artist Tours, lectures, workshops and other special events.

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Discover the importance of science and technology in agriculture and food on a working farm! Dynamic, hands-on educational programs bring school subjects to life.
At the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum, students will enjoy learning practical information, while exploring a real farm. This demonstration farm provides an informal educational environment that uses a science-based approach, allowing students to discover the importance of science and technology in agriculture.

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Canadian Museum of History Discover the events, experiences, people and objects that have shaped the nation’s history. Take in the beauty of this architectural gem and its spectacular setting on the banks of the Ottawa River. Marvel at the world’s largest indoor collection of totem poles and explore the traditions and achievements of Canada’s First Peoples. Tour our many international special and permanent exhibitions, the Children’s Museum and live the ultimate cinema experience at the IMAX® Theatre. We propose a wide range of school programs that encourage students to pursue a deeper understanding of the Canada’s history. Also available: gallery activity sheets, workshops, guided tours and group menus at the cafeteria.

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The Canadian Museum of Nature’s natural history collections are one of the most comprehensive sources of information on the natural world of Canada. With ongoing research, new exhibitions and dynamic programming, there is always a lot happening at the Canadian Museum of Nature. The Museum also offers ongoing educational programming.

Canadian War Museum Let your students immerse themselves in a dynamic, hands-on experience that is sure to expand their knowledge of the conflicts that shaped Canada, Canadians and the world. Canada’s rich military history is showcased through artifacts, personal stories, artwork, photos and interactive presentations. Tour the extensive permanent and special exhibitions. Rest and reflect in Memorial Hall. Discover the Museum’s fascinating architectural theme. Chat with a veteran to let history come alive. Also available: gallery activity sheets, workshops, guided tours, free group orientation program in May/June and group menus at the cafeteria.

Click! Photo Treasure Hunt Learn about Capital symbols and treasures, while taking photos and sightseeing in Ottawa. This fun program, co-developed by youth, is offered in partnership with the Bytown Museum. “Click! Photo Treasure Hunt” is an exciting way for your students to experience the Capital, while learning about its social, historical and artistic features. Beginning at the Bytown Museum, students set out on their own or in small groups to explore a mapped area of the Capital. They are given a series of clues, and their mission is to find and photograph themselves with the answers. Once they finish, the students return to the museum. There, a guide will lead an interactive presentation to review the answers.

Cumberland Heritage Village Museum Cumberland Heritage Village Museum, located 20 minutes east of Ottawa, depicts life in a rural village at the turn of the century. Located on a 100-acre site, the village is distinctive in its portrayal of the way industrialization and mechanization changed our way of life. The village has over 20 timeless attractions. Also included with the village are exhibits and special events that bring to life the period of 1880-1935.

Attractions Discover the Hill “Discover the Hill” School Program is a perfect complement to the indoor tour of the Centre Block. This outdoor program has a site interpreter guiding young people around the grounds of Parliament Hill on an interactive journey into Canada’s past, present and future. Students will discover Parliament’s role in reflecting our past, shaping our present, and determining our future.

Fulton’s Pancake House and Sugar Bush A 150-year old working family-owned maple sugarbush with 400 acres of forest and an on-site restaurant. Open year round for group visits, Fulton’s is just 45 minutes west of Ottawa.

Ghosts Tours of Ottawa Every city had its share of ghost stories, and Ottawa is no exception. Visit the city’s downtown neighbourhood by lantern-light and walk death row to the last working gallows in Canada at the former Carleton County Jail. The Original Haunted Walk of Ottawa, Ghost and the Gallows and the Crime and Punishment tours combines local history and real-life ghost stories to create an unforgettable experience for your students.

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IMAX® Theatre at the Canadian Museum of History Live the ultimate IMAX® Experience at the only IMAX 3D screen and Dome Theatre in North America! A unique journey through history, culture, adventure and nature with stunning films that touches and inspire. Located at the Canadian Museum of History.

Kanata Leisure Center Wave Pool Kanata Leisure Center offers a wave pool, two-story corkscrew waterslide, hot tubs, sauna, on-deck eating area, snack-bar, and sundeck. Hall facilities are also available for rental.

Lady-Dive Diefenbunker Cold War Tour The Diefenbunker is one of the most unique educational sites in Canada. Come tour the museum with your class and let participants experience the complexities of the Cold War first-hand. Tours of the Diefenbunker allow students to immerse themselves in the Cold War and experience Canadian history from a perspective that cannot be achieved anywhere else. Students will walk down the Blast Tunnel and into the 1960s. They will see rooms that were pivotal to the continuance of government, such as the Prime Minister’s suite, the CBC Radio studio, the Bank of Canada vault, and the Emergency Government Situation Centre, and they will be able to stand in the War Cabinet Room where Canada’s emergency government would have made vital global decisions during a nuclear war.

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Get your students ready for the thrill of a lifetime aboard the only Amphibus tour in the city. Let us drive you by land and water through the National Capital area of Ottawa and Gatineau. A unique historical adventure awaits you. Let our bilingual guides take you through the important sites of this picturesque area. The bilingual tour with fully narrated humorous anecdotes will last approximately 1 hour and takes you along an entertaining and educational journey. Lady Dive tours always gets you the best prices in town for a quality tour.

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Laflèche Cave Come live a unique guided adventure while exploring the famous Laflèche Cave. Just like a real explorer, discover the surprises and mysteries of this fascinating underground world.

Laser Quest Ottawa Laser Quest is live action laser tag at its best! This exciting world of laser adventure is unbeatable for corporate, social or group outings. Laser Quest is interactive, multi-level, intense fun for ages 7 to 77.

Laurier House National Historic Site This spacious residence, built in 1878, is filled with a collection of furniture, furnishings and memorabilia spanning more than fifty years of occupancy by two of Canada’s former prime ministers: Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King.

Manoir Papineau National Historic Site Located in Montebello, halfway between Gatineau/Ottawa and Montréal, the Manoir Papineau National Historic Site represents one of the most treasured heritage locations in the area surrounding La PetiteNation and in the greater Ottawa River region. The Site has been designed primarily to commemorate Louis-Joseph Papineau, the man who was to become a leading figure in Canadian politics during the 19th century. The Site is also designed to showcase the manor house and domain of “Monte-Bello,” the impressive work of architecture designed and given form by Louis-Joseph Papineau.

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National Gallery of Canada The National Gallery of Canada is the proud home of the world’s most comprehensive collection of Canadian art. Experience the best visual art in the country at our magnificent building located at the heart of Canada’s capital. It is home to more than 40,000 works of art (by over 6,000 artists), including a large number by the Group of Seven, and strong collections of Indigenous, Asian, and International works. The Gallery hosts special exhibits throughout the year that bring light to a specific topic, discipline, or renowned and up-and-coming artists. We offer clay workshops for students in grades 1 to 6 and one-hour guided tours on a variety of themes for students in grades K to 12. Emphasis is placed on careful looking, critical thinking, and making personal connections to the artworks on display.

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Ottawa River Cruise Take a comprehensive and panoramic tour of the Rideau Canal and the Ottawa River on one of the many cruise tours offered in the capital. Schedules can be made to fit any visitor’s schedule with regular daily departures.

Ottawa Senators Hockey Cheer for the Ottawa Senators as they play home ice. The Senators won their first Stanley Cup in 1903 against the Montreal Victories on home ice and went on to win a total of 11 Stanley Cups. The Senators ceased operations in the early 30’s only to start up again in 1992.

Parliament Hill Visit the centre stage of Canadian democracy! During your guided tour of the Centre Block, you may see the Senate and the House of Commons, the Hall of Honour and the Library of Parliament. Your tour will begin in the Visitor Welcome Centre. While you wait for our guided visit to begin, you can explore a small varied-media exhibit which describes the history, roles and functions of Canada’s parliamentarians. Top off your visit to the Parliament with a view of Canada’s Capital Region from the Peace Tower observation deck. Groups can also visit the Memorial Chamber, which houses a special collection of books commemorating Canada’s war dead. In the Footsteps of Great Canadians is an outdoor guided tour that leads visitors to statues of former Prime Ministers, helps people discover how these historic figures shaped Canada’s past, present and future and reveals the national significance of their actions. Learn more about the themes, visions and achievements of five great Prime Ministers.

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RCMP Musical Ride Tours Learn what it means to be a member of the world famous RCMP Musical Ride. Be a part of a proud Canadian tradition. Tours of our stables and museum are available all year around. When the Musical Ride is in town you can meet the riders and horses. There is plenty to experience even when the Musical Ride is not at home.

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Rideau Hall – Governor General’s House Visit the official residence and workplace of the Governor General of Canada since 1865. Rideau Hall welcomes visiting royalty, heads of State and Canadians from all walks of life. Ceremonies for the Order of Canada, Bravery Awards and other honours also take place at Rideau Hall.

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Royal Canadian Mint The Royal Canadian Mint on historic Sussex Drive was founded in 1908. View over $1 million worth of gold bullion on display and take a guided tour to learn how coins are produced. Browse through the boutique filled with something for your coin collection, a special gift, or a souvenir of your visit.

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Saint Patrick’s Basilica Saint Patrick’s Basilica was completed in 1875 and was declared a Basilica on St. Patrick’s Day in 1995. Serving English parishioners, it is the oldest Roman Catholic parish in Ottawa. Sacred paintings, stained glass windows, a Casavant pipe Organ, marble altars, pulpit, communion railings, and statues have enriched the interior modern Gothic design. Phase three of the rebuilding of the historic pipe is in the process of being completed. The Basilica is both beautiful and functional offering several masses each day.

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Supreme Court of Canada As the highest court in the country the Supreme Court deals with legal issues of public importance within Canada. If court is in session, you’re able to sit in on appeal hearings. Law students lead daily tours through the Court from May to August, and by reservation the rest of the year.

The National Military Cemetery Located in Ottawa, Beechwood Cemetery became the home of Canada’s National Military Cemetery in 2007. It brought together four sections of the cemetery where the war dead, Veterans and those who died in service rest in peace, to create what is now known as Canada’s National Military Cemetery. It is a national focal point of honour which recognises the men and women of Canada’s Armed Forces who have served their country with distinction in war and in peace. As a national site of recognition, this cemetery is unique within Canada.

Upper Canada Village What was it really like to live and work in the 19th century? The first settlers had to clear land in order to build their homes and farms. They had to provide their own food and clothing. A family’s survival required undertaking a wide range of daily tasks in order to meet their farm and household needs. In order for a family to succeed, it was necessary for each member of the family to contribute. Upper Canada Village recreates existence in this time with costumed interpreters and programs to explain what life was like. Located in Morrisburg.

Walking Tour of Ottawa Discover the city of Ottawa the old fashioned way. Walk through this fascinating city and find out about its many surprising and interesting facts while appreciating the architecture and art of Canada’s capital.

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If you are interested in history, the Old Prison may be the place for you and your groups, where you can learn about history at one of Canada’s oldest prisons. At this site, your students will learn about Canada’s hidden history of how we treated the man and women we incarcerated. Your group can even get the feeling of how it must have felt like by going behind bars. But don’t worry; we will let them go again! We welcome travelers to relax and enjoy all the sites available!

This is a great place to show your students how two different communities can live, work and play together in harmony. By giving your students the opportunity to interact with members of the community, it will give them the chance to practice either their French or English and we can guarantee that they will always be met with a “Hello” or “Bonjour” and a warm smile.

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he region of Prescott-Russell has been settled since the 1600’s and has maintained its rural heritage and history. It has kept its original charm and is a wonderful and beautiful place to visit. It is where you can take a break from city life and enjoy vast nature and farm lands with its most extraordinary landscapes of soft yellow corn and golden wheat fields gently swaying in the wind, refreshing all travelers with the pristine air and its wildlife. You will find picturesque river views, lots of outdoor activities, historical sites and one of the most vibrant bilingual (French and English) cultures in North America.

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Attractions Bean Town Ranch It’s in a superb rustic decoration that Bean Town Ranch invites you to discover its many services. In spring, eat a good lumberjack meal, followed by a horse sleigh ride in the maple forest. Folk music will complete your meal. Most of all, don’t forget get taffy on the snow for your sweet tooth! It will be definitively a merry fling for all the family! Bean Town Ranch is also the ideal place to celebrate weddings, special events or birthdays in the comfortable and cordial atmosphere of the countryside. Celebrations planning services will allow you to not worry and to live an unforgettable and personalized experience. It doesn’t matter if you celebrate inside or outside, at Bean Town Ranch you’ll create exceptional memories.

Calypso Water Park Calypso Theme Waterpark is the summertime place to be, just east of Ottawa off Highway 417 and 75 minutes from Montreal. So pack your swimwear and come on over. Don’t worry; we have restaurants or landscaped picnic areas if you prefer to pack a lunch. There’s also a souvenir shop, dairy bar, cafeteria, restaurant, lounge chairs, plenty of room to enjoy a good laugh and of course, excitement galore. Every inch of this place is injected with fun. With it’s humungous state-of-the-art slides, a river run, Canada’s largest wave pool, thrilling rides—even a whitewater experience! You won’t have time to be bored. You wanted a wave pool that eclipses all others - we’ve got it. We’ve captured over an acre of ocean and set it free in our park. With several different types of waves, and easily accommodating 2,000 of your friends, Calypso Palace wave pool is where people gather to ride the good times.

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Attractions Ferme Drouin Let us greet you to our centennial farm, a peaceful location surrounded by the South Nation River. The long story of the Drouin Farm starts in the 1880s. The grounds of the farm were cleared thanks to the hardworking generations of farmers. Today, the farm offers various activities for all the family! Come and enjoy a full educational and pleasant day outdoors. Operating year round in a clean and secure environment, we offer a wide range of activities, guiding your way through different stations, to make your visit educational and enjoyable. In spring, enjoy the buffet of traditionnal sugar shack dishes. Then, participate in the various activities: taffy on the snow, children playgames, tubes sliding, visit of the animals of the farm and visit of the sugar shack. We also offer a large playground with indoor and outdoor games, various sports, wagon rides, walking trails, campfires, and the list goes on and on. At the Drouin Farm, it is impossible to get bored!

Fromagerie Coopérative St-Albert Inc. Since the end of the 19th century, the cheese-making masters of a charming village in Eastern Ontario have been making a famous cheddar: the St-Albert. In 1894 the co-operative Cheese factory St-Albert was born. This cheese factory, which started more than 100 years ago, is faithful to the principles establish by the founders: a fertile environment, a persevering co-operation and a still unequalled know-how. Taste the famous St-Albert Cheddar and the fresh fo the day “curds” . The store of the cheese factory is open 7 days a week and the St-Albert cheeses are available in many local and regional groceries. In fact, you will have the choice between 25 varieties of cheese. You’re celebrating? The cheese factory will make you beautiful gifts basket to give to your loved ones! Moreover, don’t forget the famous Curd Festival.The weekend is filled with activities and expect tons of curds! Support the farmers of Prescott-Russell and the community of St-Albert by buying your cheese locally at the Fromagerie St-Albert. Your belly will thank you!

Garden Path Homemade Soap Located between Vankleek Hill and Hawkesbury, Garden Path Homemade Soap will help you discover real relaxation. All the products are hand made on site with natural ingredients -many are grown in the extensive gardens on the property which can be toured seasonally. Only pure vegetable oils are used along with spring or rain water in over 40 varieties of bar soaps. Many more natural products are also available including household cleaners, luxurious bath treats and body-pampering essentials which will leave you feeling clean and refreshed. Garden Path Homemade Soap – where soap is to the body what laughter is to the soul.

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L’Orignal Old Jail Today, the L’Orignal Old Jail is an interpretation centre of the French carceral life in Ontario. Opened in 1825, the L’Orignal Jail was the oldest functionning prison in Ontario and the second oldest in Canada when it closed in 1998. Besides the guided tour of the jail from June to September, go to one of the many shows presented. The famous theater show “The Last Hanging” is played in the central yard where barbed wires still surmount the high cement walls. Especially, don’t forget to ask someone to photograph you in front of the Old Jail, the hands and the head in the remake of a pillory!

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Papanack Zoo We are very proud to announce that Papanack Park Zoo Inc has recently been purchased by NEW OWNERS in 2014. Our goal is to provide animals with a comfortable, caring and safe living environment, while allowing the public an exciting, educational and fun place to visit! We invite you to come out and spend a wonderful day with us at the park as it is currently undergoing a mini re-birth. Existing enclosures are being torn down and rebuilt, allowing for more space, comfort and enrichment for the animals. The enclosures and habitats’ which are to remain intact will undergo a face lift and have enrichment added to their living space.

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The service Martin provided in helping us plan our trip was excellent. I especially appreciated his patience and recommendations in helping us plan an itinerary that fit our budget. Our students enjoyed all of the activities planned (and there were no complaints about the food or lodging)…The great variety of activities left us all with a

Proulx Farm Located east of Orleans, Ontario, Proulx Maple & Berry Farm has been in the business of farming and providing farm entertainment for its visitors since 1920. Now in the 3rd generation, the farm has a range of events and activities for visitors of all ages, from the Pancake House in the spring to the fall Mysterious Forest and evening Hauntings.

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Voyageur Provincial Park Located near Ontario’s door in Chute-à-Blondeau, Voyageur Provincial Park will help you discover the joys of nature. Voyageur Provincial Park is divided in three big sections: Champlin, Iroquois and Portage. Each campground offers options that will sastify every type of camper: car camping, radio-free camping, dog-free camping and group camping. After choosing which one suits you best, reserve a site for a month or for the whole season. During summertime, take advantage of the Ottawa River thanks to the four beaches and fishing. Rent a kayak, a canoe or a pedal boat an discover the river’s banks. Also during the high season, many nature interpretation activities are organized. Voyageur Provincial Park doesn’t sleep during wintertime: take advantage of the cross-skiing trails to discover one of Prescott-Russell’s snowy forest.

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your students exited about biology? Go to the Armand Frappier museum were the students will learn about genetics and do hands-on experiments geared to their level.

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When it come to fun activities, Laval has it all, from indoor surfing, indoor climbing, glow-in-the-dark mini-golf and wall-to-wall interconnected trampolines where your group will have a blast. For the outdoor experience, there are hiking trails, a Water Interpretation Centre and the majestic Parc de la Rivière-des-Milles-Îles that you can explore aboard a rabaskaw (a boat of Amerindian origins).

Laval is a great student destination because of its amazing interactive attractions, starting with the Cosmodome. There they offer opportunities for students to train like an astronaut by trying out a multitude of simulators and the chance to do a mission in the Space shuttle. This unique space science centre also offers an interactive mission room with 3 different missions, including one to Mars. Not far from the Cosmodome, students can experience free-fall in a very safe and controlled environment at SkyVenture. This is not all! Want to get

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Add to all this, the great variety of three or four-star hotels offering superior quality accommodation at affordable rates, plenty of free parking, and the proximity to Montreal, and you have all the ingredients to ensure your outing in Laval will be quite pleasant and exciting.

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Laval is a destination that offers groups an incredible wealth of experiences, from recreational, cultural and outdoor activities to a great selection of restaurants and hotels.

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Students discover the fascinating world of microbiology through the work of doctor Armand Frappier and the history of tuberculosis. The museum focuses on scientific information related to life sciences and health. Along with plenty of scientific activities, experienced guides cultivate bacteria and have students observe them under a microscope.

Bois de l’Équerre Exceptional 225-hectare wooded area right in the heart of the city and accessible all year long. Hiking, arboretum, bird-watching, picnic areas, snowshoeing.

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Carrefour Laval Large mall with over 300 boutiques and a garden that changes with the seasons.

Recreation Centrale de la Rivière-des-Prairies Standing proudly between the Montréal and Laval riverbanks, the Centrale de la Rivière-des-Prairies Generation Station electrified the Montréal region in the early 30’s. Your group is sure to be impressed as you learn how it was built and the shear power of water. Touch a decommissioned turbine, go down into a turbine pit and come out onto the spillway at this extraordinary urban power plant.

Bois de l’Équerre Carrefour Laval Centropolis iSaute Maeva Surf Parc de la Rivère-des-Milles-Îles Pause Plein Air Putting Edge Skyventure Trapèze Le Voltigeur

Centre Touristique et Éducatif des Laurentides The Centre Touristique et Éducatif des Laurentides contains 36 kilometres of hiking trails allowing you to get up close to our Canadian forests, lakes and mountains. Offering hiking, fishing and camping, visiting this centre will give you and your group fresh air and stunning views.

Centropolis Urban centre that is the perfect destination for shopping, entertainment and restaurant outings.

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C.I.EAU Interpretation Center Unique look on the world of drinking water production with all the details on how it goes from the river to our homes

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The Montréal Cosmodome gives you a whole new universe to explore. A world of amazing technology, complete with rockets, interactive workshops, and the fantastic and unique multimedia show “Reach for the Stars”. The Space Camp gives you and your group a chance to experience astronaut training, weightlessness, and to learn all about rockets, missiles and telecommunications.

iSaute Indoor trampoline centre offering a combination of sports, physical fitness and amusement under one roof.

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Attractions Serres Sylvain Cléroux Our guided visits are well designed and adaptable in nature. From pre-teen students to seniors, all age groups can enjoy these visits. We offer a very comprehensive overview of our operations, the wide range of plant varieties, growing techniques and curious details. The visits to the greenhouse last for about an hour, and are followed by the workshops: each participant actively takes part in decorating a flower pot decoration, followed by planting of flowers, cutting’s and seeding’s (take home as a gift).

Skyventure TAKE YOUR GROUP TO NEW HEIGHTS! Why not offer your students something new this year? If your students could safely experience the thrill of flying in a vertical wind tunnel, would they suddenly become more interested in mass, drag and terminal velocity? For a special field trip or as part of specific course curriculum - jump from theory to practice with a uniquely exhilarating experience in a safe environment. A SkyVenture Montreal field trip makes math, science and engineering come to life with tactile experience, real-world data observation, and a huge amount of fun!

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Surf on the FlowRider®, the only indoor artificial surfing double wave in Canada, and also the most exciting, safe and popular in the world.

Trapèze le Voltigeur Paradis des Orchidées

The most important indoor trapeze centre in Canada where people can learn at their own pace, in the company of qualified instructors.

More than 10,000 plants cultivated in an organically protected environment with guided visites by it’s owner. We can’t wait to teach you all about our differents plants and flowers! Only available in French.

Parc de la Rivière-des-Milles-Îles The Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, part of which is a protected wildlife sanctuary, is the largest nature park of the metropolitan region. It is the starting point for ecological excursions aboard canoes, kayaks, electric tour boat, pedat boats, and rabaskaw (large canoe originally used for the fur trade back in the 18th century). Visitors come to the Park to enjoy a journey into nature armed and to plunge into a fascinating environment where calm waters harmonize with the sounds of the surrounding woods.

Putting Edge Spectacular glow-in-the-dark 18-hole indoor mini-golf course.

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This city is the perfect contrast of the old and the new. From the old port of Montreal, you can see the archeological site of the original settlement of Montreal and the NotreDame Basilica with its breathtaking neogothic design, to Sainte-Catherine Street with its endless neon lights connecting to the massive 32 km (20 miles) of underground tunnel system that connects thousands of stores, hundreds of restaurants, all the way to modern skyscrapers that tower over the city. This makes you feel that you are walking in time from the 17 century to today’s modern age.

The city of Montreal is a city of a thousand faces whose uniqueness springs from its distinctive francophone character. Montreal has long been recognized for its cultural diversity and today numbers more than 3.8 million people of virtually every nationality and creed. Montréal provides a safe, clean environment in which students may broaden their horizons and experience something new. It’s an enriching and versatile place for students of all ages to learn about language, art, science and more – and have a blast while doing it!

People who visit Montréal return again and again, whether it be for the beauty of green and blue spaces, wonderful European architecture, splendid Cathedrals and Churches, quality of education programs, recreational and cultural facilities, fantastic food, the charm of its neighborhoods or the lure of downtown and the old port.

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he arrival of the first Europeans to Montréal dates back to 1535 when Jacques Cartier visited an Indian village called Hochelaga. In 1611, Samuel de Champlain started a fur trading post on the island. The colony of Montréal was established on May 17, 1642 in an attempt to institute a Roman Catholic mission to evangelize the natives. Archeologists have found evidence of First Nations people on the island dating as far back as 4,000 years. Now Montréal is the largest city in Quebec, the second largest in Canada and the eighth largest in North America.

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Attraction List History and Culture Amarrages Sans Frontieres Bell Centre Bus Tour of Montréal Canadian Centre of Architecture Ecomusée du Fier Monde Fleming Mill Interpretation Centre Fur Trade in Lachine – National Historic Site Ghost Tour of Old Montréal Horse and Buggy Ride in Old Montréal Montréal History Centre Montréal Holocaust Memorial Centre McCord Museum of Canadian History Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Notre-Dame Basilica Olympic Park and Tower Pointe-à-Callière Museum Scavenger Hunt in Old Montréal Sir George-Étienne Cartier – National Historic Site Stewart Museum St-Joseph Oratory Walking Tour of Latin Quarter Walking Tour of Montréal Downtown and Underground Walking Tour of Old Montréal

Recreation Atrium le 1000 (Ice Skating) Aquadome Bell Centre Bike ride Expéditions sur les Rapides de Lachine Horse and Buggy Ride in Old Montréal La Ronde “Six Flags” Laser Quest Montréal Olympic Park and Tower Mont Royal Lookout Montréal Alouettes Football Montréal Canadiens Hockey Scavenger Hunt in Old Montréal Spanish Dance Class

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Amarrages specializes in educational and cultural excursions that focus on the city’s ethnic character. Amarrages organizes customized tours for educational groups and visitors attending conferences and workshops in the city.

Atrium le 1000 (Ice Skating) Skate to the rhythm of Montréal! Kids and grown-ups, experts and beginners, everyone loves to go for a spin at the indoor skating rink of l’Atrium le 1000. A refreshing experience and open year-round with a full range of equipment rentals and fast food counters.

Attractions Botanical Garden Visiting the Montréal Botanical Garden is like taking a trip around the world. You are sure to be captivated by more than 21,000 species and varieties of plants in the ten exhibition greenhouses, some thirty outdoor gardens and the Arboretum. The Montréal Botanical Garden is an important educational, cultural and scientific centre that covers 75 hectares. Founded in 1931 by Brother Marie Victorin, it now ranks as one of the 
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Bus Tour of Montréal See the best Montréal has to offer from the comfort of your bus. An experienced guide will point out many of Montréal’s greatest buildings, historic sites and interesting places.

Aquadome Discover the charms of this family water sports centre designed for your enjoyment. The Aquadome includes two pools, one Olympic and one leisure, both under the same roof to offer you the benefit of water year round. The leisure pool includes a figure-eight water slide, a wading pool with a water fountain as well as many aquatic games.

Canadian Centre of Architecture The CCA is an exceptional place to introduce young people to architecture, urban planning and history. Each year, thousands of students take part in our educational and youth programs, where they learn about the architectural process, the place of architecture in society, and the role that each of us can play in shaping the future of our cities.

Bell Centre The Bell Centre is a multi-functional amphitheatre, home of the Montréal Canadiens and venue of choice for internationally renowned concerts! It also has guided tours, hockey games, Ovation RestoBar, and the Boutique des Souvenirs.

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Contemporary Art Museum of Montréal The Musée d’Art Contemporain de Montréal is Canada’s only museum devoted to modern art. Journey through the Musée’s Permanent Collection, with inviting destinations in Québec, Canadian and international art from 1939 to the present day, and explore the latest trends in today’s art as revealed in the temporary exhibits.

Biodome The Montréal Biodome is a tribute to our living planet. It is an environmental museum like no other in the world, leading visitors through four of the most beautiful ecosystems of the Americas. Travel from the humidity and heat of a tropical jungle to the fresh, cool air of the Laurentian forest, into the depths of the St-Lawrence marine environment and the frigid Arctic and Antarctic polar worlds, all under one roof. At the centre of these fascinating ecosystems is Environment Place, a 130-seat theatre offering constantly changing exhibitions and activities. See all the Americas in just one day!

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Ecomusée du Fier Monde The Ecomusée focuses on industrial and labour history. Based on the experience of one of the oldest districts of Montréal, Centre-Sud, the exhibitions relate the daily life of the population, the evolution of the economic environment and of labour.

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The Ecowatch Centre is dedicated to water, particularly to the St-Lawrence River and the Great Lakes. Once a symbol of Expo 67, its mission is to increase awareness of these precious resources and the importance of protecting them. Exhibition halls, multimedia shows and a modern documentation centre make the Biosphere an educational and entertaining place to visit.

Since 1983, this unparalleled boat ride on the Lachine Rapids has been thrilling visitors. Expect to get soaked on this world-class experience on the St-Lawrence river. It is awesome, unforgettable and must not be missed by anyone.

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Standing on the shores of the St. Lawrence River in the Lasalle neighbourhood of Montréal an impressive five-story monument. Through state-of-the-art technology, discover 200 years of history through live theatre, hands-on screen, video and slide presentations.

Fur Trade in Lachine – National Historic Site On the shores of Lake St. Louis in Lachine, inside a stone warehouse built in 1803, relive the great era of the fur trade. Discover an interactive exhibition with a touch of humor, and take advantage of a well-balanced and tested program delivered by a dynamic and professional crew of interpreters.

Ghost Tour of Old Montréal In the unparalleled and fascinating ambience of Old Montréal, get ready for a unique and memorable experience with your group! Explore Old Montréal in a truly different way and meet the spirits and ghosts that haunt its streets! Whether you opt for a Traditional Ghost Walk or a Ghost Hunt, you will be equally astonished and captivated. Witches, charlatans and former criminals await your group in the dark corners of Old Montréal. Hear their memories filled with legends, grim stories, criminal intrigues, mysteries and secrets.

Attractions Laser Quest Montréal Looking for a unique learning experience that will have your students beaming? Laser Quest’s educational excursions promise to be one of a kind, informative and fun filled for both you and your students. Our interactive and entertaining programs promote comprehension and retention, as we combine learning with fun!

McCord Museum of Canadian History The McCord Museum presents exciting exhibitions that engage visitors by offering them a contemporary look at the world. It offers fun educational and cultural activities including FSL programmes, walking tours and tours with digital devices.

Montréal Alouettes Football The Montréal Alouettes was founded in 1946. Since that time the teams has folded and been revived twice. The original team won four Grey Cups. Come to the stadium and watch this die-hard team give it their all.

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Cheer for the Montréal Canadiens as they play home ice. Founded in 1909, the team is the oldest professional hockey franchise in the world. The Canadiens have won the Stanley Cup 24 times.

What better way to see the old city than the old fashioned way? Enjoy a Caleche ride through Old Montréal while the driver describes little known secrets about the old town and its inhabitants.

Montréal History Centre Insectarium The Montréal Insectarium emerged upon the grounds of the Montréal Botanical Garden in 1990. Since then, it has been introducing visitors to the fascinating and mysterious world of insects. Some of them are very much alive, others frozen in time, but they never fail to astound visitors by their remarkable diversity and ability to adapt to their surroundings. The Insectarium’s impressive collection helps explain insects’ usefulness, camouflage techniques and close links with the environment.

The Montréal History Centre is where adventure comes to life. In 60 minutes, relive Montréal adventures from 1642 until today, amidst decor that will carry you away. An experience full of surprises and discoveries that is sure entertain and enlighten your group.

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The aim of the MHMC is to explore Jewish culture and history, and to alert the public to the destructive powers of racism, anti-Semitism and bigotry. Education is at the heart of the programs, which shed light on Jewish history, and the questions of prejudice, human rights and moral responsibility in multicultural settings.

La Ronde is your ticket to ride! Between two shores, be drawn to La Ronde, the largest amusement park in Québec! There’s something for everyone at La Ronde, with more than 40 rides and attractions, games of skill, shows and the Benson & Hedges International, the world’s foremost pyrotechnical display competition.

Montréal Symphonic Orchestra (MSO) With the backing of the Quebec Government the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal was founded in 1934 by a group of devoted music lovers. The MSO has since played in more than 40 national and international tours. Enjoy the excellence of the MSO during your visit to Montréal.

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The Mont Royal Lookout is definitely one of Montréal’s gems. Several different vantage points give you tremendous, breathtaking views of the city and surrounding area.

Musée Grevin The 120 figures at the Grévin Museum will allow the young to learn about historical as well as contemporary figures. The ideal outing that will combine learning and fun!

Attractions Olympic Park and Tower Built to welcome the 1976 Olympic Games, the Olympic Park has become the international symbol of the city of Montréal. The funicular takes you to the top of the Montréal Tower, where you can admire the city and its surrounding beauty. The Olympic Stadium can be toured in the company of a guide who will reveal big and small historical secrets of this masterpiece of modern architecture. The Sports Centre at the foot of the Tower is home to seven aquatic pools and a multi-sport facility. The Esplanade Financière Sun Life, located at the bottom of the Stadium, offers a vibrant outdoor program focused on culture, physical activity, and sustainable development.

Planetarium Rio Tinto Alcan Musée Marguerite-Bourgeoys, Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Located in Old Montreal, a 300-year-old chapel, a museum of history and an archaeological site invite you to hear what they have to say about the people who founded the city. From the beginnings of Montreal, to the education of the children of the colony and of the Native Peoples, through the construction of a chapel and the founding of the Congrégation Notre-Dame, the museum stands as witness to the outstanding achievements of Marguerite Bourgeoys, a pioneer woman who lived in the 17th century, and of an entire people. The Marguerite Bourgeoys Museum offers a wide range of guided visits for groups and education programs for both elementary and secondary school students. All of our tours include a visit to the top the chapel tower which offers the highest and most spectacular view of Old Montreal. Make sure to bring your camera!

Every year the Montréal Planetarium displays several astronomical shows, all original productions presented beneath an enormous hemispheric dome. The sound track, the special effects and the giant Zeiss projector’s recreation of the starry sky transport audiences to the outer reaches of space.

Pointe-à-Callière Museum Pointe-à-Callière is a major attraction in the historic quarter of old Montréal. The museum has three main sections, the Éperon building, a modern structure set on the ruins of older buildings, the archaeological crypt in the basement and the renovated Ancienne-Douane building. Visit Pointeà-Callière for an unforgettable adventure at an authentic archaeological site! Interactive tours are a unique concept. Pointe-à-Callière guides are storytellers who bring the history of the site alive for all types of visitors. Self-guided tours let you discover the museum at your own pace. Interpreter-guides are stationed at different points on the tour route and will be happy to answer your questions.

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Museum of Fine Arts The oldest museological institution in Canada, the Museum may be described as encyclopedic and universal in character. Next to its art collection are archeological artifacts and ethnological objects that bear witness to living cultures of the past, both here and elsewhere. In addition to its permanent collection, the Museum offers temporary exhibitions as well as educational and interactive exhibitions in the Educational and Cultural Carrefour.

Notre-Dame Basilica Located in the heart of Old Montréal, Notre-Dame Basilica is a splendid example of English Gothic Revival architecture. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to see its richly decorated interior and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur chapel. Come celebrate the founding of Montréal and the Notre-Dame Basilica with the city’s most spectacular sound and light show. State of-the-art multi-media techniques highlight the Basilica’s exceptional works of art and bring to life its cultural, architectural and spiritual heritage.

Radio Canada Take a guided tour that reveals the magic behind the scenes of your public broadcaster. Try your hand at TV and radio production in one of our group workshops. Come visit us for an experience to remember, here at Maison de Radio-Canada in Montreal!

Scavenger Hunt in Old Montréal YOUR MISSION, if you accept…
While having fun, learn more about Old Montréal’s history and its major buildings dating from past centuries! Each team of four to six participants receives a series of questions that must be answered in a limited amount of time. The team with the most possible points wins!

Science Centre The Montréal Science Centre is an interactive facility that offers three exhibit halls which invite you to watch demonstrations and play games. There is also an IMAX® theatre presenting shows in 2D and 3D. The Science Centre also holds an interactive reality theatre “Immersion” where the audience helps choose the scenario.

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Formerly the Saidye Bronfman Centre, The Segal Centre’s elementary school program uses the arts to explore themes related to school curriculum. Your students can create an amusement park using clay, learn a traditional folk dance, make prints with objects found in nature or take part in other exciting workshops. The high school program includes a tour of the Saidye Bronfman Centre’s contemporary art gallery and related workshops. Students can take advantage of one of the most dynamic contemporary art galleries in Montréal, and at the same time deepen their understanding of the exhibit by creating their own work of art.

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Spanish Dance Class Take a Spanish dance class and immerse yourself in the rhythms and style of dances such as Salsa and Flamenco. Glide across the dance floor as you Tango to the tempo. Dancing is a great way to learn about culture and have a lot of fun doing it.

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You and your group can explore the New World at the Stewart Museum, through an impressive collection of early cartography, navigational aids, firearms, scientific instruments, and a model of fortified Montréal in 1760. During the summer, the Fort echoes with sights and sounds of the 18th century performed by La Compagnie Franche de la Marine and the Olde 78th Fraser Highlanders. Thematic activities for all age groups make history come alive.

This National Historical Site and museum presents the life and career of George-Étienne Cartier, lawyer, and politician. Reconstruction of the house in a typical Victorian interior from the 1860′s shows visitors the lifestyle of this prominent Canadian. Theatrical animation and guided tours are available.

St-Joseph Oratory St-Joseph’s Oratory is the largest shrine in the world dedicated to Saint Joseph. Founded in 1904 the site began as a humble dream by Saint Brother Andre who trusted in Saint Joseph completely. For more than one hundred years St-Joseph’s Oratory has been a haven for all who visit. Daily guided tours allow visitors to learn about the shrine and the history of its founder.

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Walking Tour of Latin Quarter There is always something interesting going on in the Latin Quarter. Home of the World Film Festival and the Just for Laughs Festival, the Latin Quarter offers several festivals and events throughout the year. Take a walking tour of the area and experience the vibrant colours, sounds and smells of this eclectic neighborhood.

Walking Tour of Montréal Downtown and Underground

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Downtown Montréal is an experience not to be missed. With shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, and theatres, there is plenty to explore. From the downtown area, continue to explore the Montréal Underground Pedestrian Network, or as locals call it, the underground city. More than 500,000 people traverse the underground each day taking advantage of the 30-kilometre network that features 1,700 shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels, an array of services, and a plethora of other attractions and museums.

Walking Tour of Old Montréal The grand tour of Montréal is certainly that of Old Montréal. Located along the St. Lawrence River the old city is just a five-minute walk from downtown. This historical district holds many opportunities for exploration. From the ships to the shops and everything in between, your group will find plenty to learn and wonder about.

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here, mainly along the rivers, which were mainly used by fur traders back in those days. The region also has many heritage buildings because several lords settled here and built their houses that are still standing today and considered as ancestral houses.

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The region’s history can be heard in the few museums and interpretation centres of the region, like the Maison nationale des Patriotes and the six National Historic Sites of Canada. Some important people were either born here or lived in the region, like Sir George-Étienne Cartier, Madeleine de Verchères, Honoré Mercier and Louis Cyr, to name but a few. In the Montérégie region, visitors can also appreciate the view of Canada’s oldest covered bridge: the Powerscourt bridge, built in 1861.

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he Montérégie region is ideally located between Montréal and the Canada/ USA border. With its landscape carved by valleys, mountains, rivers, lakes and fertile plains, the Montérégie region offers spectacular views where orchards and vineyards let you sample their most delicious products. The Monteregian Mountains, which gave the region its name, are located on an imaginary line between Montréal and the Appalachian Mountains to the south. There is a total of six peaks in the region, which are Rougemont, mount Saint-Hilaire, which was the first biosphere reserve in Canada, as well as mounts Yamaska, Saint-Grégoire, Saint-Bruno and Rigaud. The river system of the region can be found in each sector of the Montérégie region, and several rivers served as stages for important historic battles through the centuries.

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Science Beauharnois Generating Station Chouette à voir! Électrium Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum Île Saint-Bernard Jardin Daniel A. Séguin Parc Safari

Recreation Arbraska Au coeur de mon verger/Arbre en Arbre Havelock Canyon Escalade Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Chouette à voir! Fort Débrouillard Île Saint-Bernard Lumberjack Shack Mont Rigaud - Ski-Vélo Oasis Surf Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville Parc national du Mont Saint-Bruno Parc régional des Grèves Parc Safari

Attractions Abénakis Museum In addition to their exhibitions, the Abénakis Museum – the first native museum in Quebec - will help you discover archeology. Come to see what’s hidden in Fort Odanak! Guided tours of the permanent and temporary exhibits, visit the Mission Saint-François-de-Sales Catholic Church and its chapel, handling traditional objects (material culture), the creation of the world according to the Abenakise legend multi-media projection and educational activities linked to the Geography, history and education citizenship program objectives are available. Artisanal First Nations boutique. Traditional meals are also available.

Arbraska Arbraska is the ultimate outdoor experience for groups! Live the adventure on our treetop aerial games, accompanied by a team of experienced guides, renowned for their skill and enthusiasm!

Au coeur de mon verger/Arbre en Arbre Havelock History and Culture Abénakis Museum Battle of the Châteauguay – National Historic Site Biophare Blockhaus de la rivière Lacolle Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Côteau-du-Lac – National Historic Site Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha Archaeological Site Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum Fort Chambly – National Historic Site Fort-Lennox National Historic Site Fort Saint-Jean Museum La Maison amérindienne Maison nationale des Patriotes Maison Félix-Leclerc De Vaudreuil Musée de société des Deux-Rives

This orchard located on the magnificent Covey Hill, where visitors will find a great variety of apples, pears and prunes. Perfect for a wonderful outing: playground, picnic area, scavenger hunt and geocaching. Take on a new challenge in one of Arbre en Arbre’s aerial adventure courses.Gather your students for a nightime aerial Course.

Battle of the Châteauguay – National Historic Site

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On October 26, 1813, the Canadian troops under the command of Charles-Michel de Salaberry won an important victory over the invading American forces led by General Wade Hampton. The scene of this battle is located on the shores of the Châteauguay River, 50 km southwest of Montréal, near the U.S.-Canada border. Battle of the Châteauguay National Historic Site commemorates this feat of arms and the role played by the different combatants in defending Canada.

Beauharnois Generating Station Located just 45 minutes from downtown Montréal, the Beauharnois Generation Station is one of the world’s largest hydropower facilities. Taking almost 35 years to complete, the station’s 38 generating units run almost a kilometer long. Every second enough water flows through the Beauharnois generation station to fill three Olympic-sized pools.

Biophare The Biophare is a museum dedicated to the Lac-Saint-Pierre biosphere reserve. Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site, the territory includes among other things the Sorel Islands, which inspired a well-known Québécois novel: Le Survenant. The museum presents a permanent exhibition entitled “L’observatoire du Lac Saint-Pierre”. The Biophare also presents a new permanent exhibition entitled “L’appel du large” that plunges visitors into the heart of World War II.

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Built in 1781, it is the only building of its kind in Québec to have kept its original structure. You can still see holes left in the walls by musket fire. Interpretation centre and tourist information office. Commented tours with period costumes.

Canyon Escalade The tallest climbing center in Quebec! 20,800 ft² of climbing walls and pure pleasure! The walls vary between 43 and 61 feet, there are climbs for all fans who want to try it. Climb by pulley, rope or in our 2 parts of blocks. An amazing experience awaits you.

Centre Notre-Dame-de-Fatima Located only 30 minutes West of downtown Montreal, far from the highways and high-rises, it is the only 5-star vacation centre in Montérégie. Nestled on the shores of Lake Saint-Louis, the centre’s magnificent 35-acre estate, with its comfortable living quarters, its many full-equipped rooms and halls, and its well-kept recreational sites is an ideal getaway destination for school groups in search of fun and activities as well as families looking for a change of scenery. You will be greeted with a warm welcome from the energetic staff who will see to your every comfort.

Chouette à voir! An unforgettable face to face with over twenty species of birds of prey. A site of great natural beauty, «Chouette à voir!” will help you discover the mysteries of these secretive, mysterious birds that are quite vulnerable. Presentations of birds of prey in flight. Aviary presentation, entertainment, birds of prey exhibition and hiking trails.

Attractions Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s Electricity Interpretation Centre Are your students curious about the role electricity plays in our daily lives? Then you will want to visit l’Électrium, Hydro-Québec’s interpretation centre for electric and magnetic fields, located about 25 minutes from Montréal on the South Shore. Expand your knowledge of electricity by learning about its role in the human body, the origins of lightning, what makes electric eels glow, or how the earth’s magnetic fields work.

Exporail, The Canadian Railway Museum Accompanied by a guide-organizer, come admire the most important vehicles in history. Climb aboard a ride to discover the universe of rail workers, the founders of the Canadian railroads and the fabulous trams of Montreal. Go to the observation pit, unique in North America, and examine the underside of a diesel-electric locomotive and a steam engine, under a weight equivalent to 100 elephants. Impressive! View the short film the Express des Rocheuses, visit the miniature train room and when the season allows, enjoy a pleasant walk.

Fort Chambly – National Historic Site Fort Chambly is located at the edge of the Richelieu River, at the foot of the Chambly rapids. Built in 1711, this imposing stone fortification protected New France from a potential British invasion. During the War of 1812, the British Army built an important military complex on the site. The fort has resisted the upheavals of history and remains a valued reminder of the French presence in North America. Restored by Parks Canada, Fort Chambly now houses exhibitions showcasing key moments in the history of New France.

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Fort Débrouillard Côteau-du-Lac – National Historic Site The Côteau-du-Lac National Historic Site is located 40 km southwest of Montréal on the shores of the St. Lawrence River, and offers a window on a particularly rich history going back several millennia in time. Owing to its strategic position on the River, the main route into inland North America, this site has played a major role in the development of river transportation in Canada. At first a portage for nomadic Aboriginal peoples, Côteau-du-Lac later became a genuine bypass for travellers from Great Britain and France. By the late 18th century, a lock canal is constructed on this location. It was the first work of its kind in North America and was to serve as a forerunner of the modern-day St. Lawrence Seaway.

Droulers-Tsiionhiakwatha Archaeological Site Interpretation Centre

Inspired by the Fort Boyard TV series, this adventurer’s paradise tests muscles and neurons, diplomacy and audacity, teamwork and individual efforts in an intensely physical and mental challenge. There are enough hazards and mysteries to stimulate your resourcefulness and push your body for several hours. At the end of the day, you will be thankful for a comfy bed!

Fort-Lennox National Historic Site This old British fort is located on Île aux Noix, in the middle of the Richelieu River. No bridge connects this island with its fabulous destiny. There isn’t any choice: the boat is how you get there. The kids will love it ! The crossing takes five minutes. Just long enough to cross the time barrier and tread the ground of an outstanding site. Located a few kilometres from Montreal and the Canada-U.S. border, the fort consists of defensive works and of several masonry buildings of outstanding beauty.

Discover the lifestyle and universe of the 15th century First Nations by visiting the reconstruction of an Iroquois village near one of the most incredible archeological sites in Quebec. First Nations exhibitions, guided tours and boutique. Activities and overnight stays in a longhouse! Spend the night in a real Iroquois longhouse! A unique experience in Quebec!

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The presentation of more than 340 years (since 1666) of military history, helping visitors discover forts built from 1666 to 1775, garrisons and the Saint-Jean Royal Military College. A guided tour will help you discover original British buildings going back to 1839, the dormitories of the officer cadets as well as the life of its occupants past and present. In addition to the museum, the tour includes a historical tour of the patrimonial and contemporary military installations on the campus.

Île Saint-Bernard Bordered by Lake Saint-Louis and Châteauguay River, Île Saint-Bernard reveals all of its natural and cultural highlights. Former seigneurie of Châteauguay, this ter­ritory has preserved various historic buildings, including the old mill of 1686. The island’s major attraction is, without a doubt, the MargueriteD’Youville refuge, which encompasses eight kilometres of paths intersecting different ecosystems that house exceptional flora and fauna. For an unforgettable visit, an audio sightseeing tour of the area and a pontoon ride down the river, accompanied by a naturalist guide, is highly recommended.

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Attractions Maison Félix-Leclerc De Vaudreuil In this centennial year of the birth of Félix Leclerc, his former house which has been declared a heritage build-ing and entirely restored, will open its doors to the public. Situated on the shores of Lake of Two Mountains, this interpretation centre allows visitors to discover the work of this Québec song legend. A nature trail and garden will enhance the visitor’s experience. Only in French.

Mont Rigaud - Ski-Vélo Fun all summer and winter! Mont Rigaud ski centre offers outdoor activities for all seasons for families as well as groups. It has nine runs, with skill levels ranging from beginner to expert, as well as a snow park for downhill skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts. Parc Acrobranche offers an aerial challenge course comprising 100 obstacles including 23 zip-lines. A 10-meter high climbing wall with six different lines for beginner, intermediate and expert levels. Bungee trampolines are also available. New: mountain biking, several kilometres of cross country trails and a bike park.

Musée d’archéologie de Roussillon

A 4.5 hectare floral park used for educational purposes and tourism, the Saint-Hyacinthe ITA learning and tourist garden is recognized for the largest collection of annuals in Quebec. Since 2012: inauguration of the «The 5 senses» learning garden, created by graduates of the ITA.

Come discover the rich archaeological heritage of the Roussillon region, which extends from La Prairie to Châteauguay, on display in the all new museum located in the heart of the magnificent Vieux La Prairie sector! Come see its permanent exhibition and unique collection pieces. Educational programs available!

La Maison amérindienne

Musée de société des Deux-Rives

Recognized by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada as a location of National importance for the origin of the Maple, La Maison amérindienne offers a museum, environmental and gastronomical activities. Its exhibitions,entertainment, workshops, kitchen with a First Nations flavor, its store and trails will charm you. La Maison amérindienne offers educational programs for preschool, elementary, secondary and university students.

Musée de société des Deux-Rives (MUSO) presents “MOCO: l’étoffe d’une ville”, an important exhibition on our collective history. Discover how the former Montreal Cotton textile factory played a part in forging our nation’s history and how it left its mark upon the industrial history of Québec. Take advantage of your visit to explore the heritage district with the help of an expert guide. Temporary exhibitions also underway, please consult website for complete program.

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The Sucrerie de la Montagne is proud to announce its new logging camp which can accommodate 60 people as a dormitory. On site heritage activities are available for your groups. Come and enjoy a true journey into the past at the Sucrerie de la Montagne, where the past becomes the present...

A first in North America: it is possible to actually surf indoors, or simply relax in the food court while watching the waves, and basking in the soothing seashore-like atmosphere. A new technology (SurfStream) provides three different types of waves, ranging from one to six feet.

Maison nationale des Patriotes

Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville

Housed in a historic monument built in 1809, this center of interpretation on the history of the Patriots from 1837 to 1838 is a real historical adventure. Using reconstructed elements and many artifacts, the Maison immerses you into the era of the Patriots: guided tours of the exhibition and the village of Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, exhibitions, cultural activities and various events. Available only in French.

A few kilometres from Montréal, right in the middle of the St. Lawrence, 5 little islands form Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. This park offers green spaces, channels teeming with life and waterside trails. Walkers, cyclists and canoers come here for a breath of fresh air and a break from city noise. Others enjoy a trip back in time to discover some of the First Nations that spent time on the park’s islands. In the winter, Île Sainte-Marguerite offers skiers and snowshoers a paradise of snowy landscapes. The peaceful atmosphere is conducive to spotting animals and signs of their presence.

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Parc national du Mont Saint-Bruno Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno is just a few kilometres from the Montréal metropolitan area. Five lakes, an orchard, a historic mill and dozens of kilometres of trails make this park a true island of nature in an urban environment. Hundreds of species of flowers, trees and plants fill the area. Every breath you take brings a new perfume and every breeze carries this blend of very special scents only found in the forest. Some 200 bird species and about 40 mammal species share the territory. Encounters you can expect, summer and winter alike.

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Parc régional des Grèves Explore a magnificent wooded area on the shores of the St. Lawrence River and discover nearly 20 km of hiking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing trails. Activities for all seasons such as skating, sliding, hebertism, pedal-boat, canoe, rabaska canoe, swimming, a heritage trail and a GPS walking tour will enhance your stay. This 290-hectare expanse straddling the cities of Contrecoeur and SorelTracy shelters a century-old pine forest and abundant natural resources. Open to all, Colonie des Grèves is a magnificent estate with a privileged access to the St. Lawrence River. In addition, Colonie des Grèves offers accommodations in cabins (7 or 13 people), inns (33 or 44 places) or dormitories (40 places), for groups of up to 175 people.

Parc Safari The Parc Safari is an «African» experience for everyone. Admire the world’s most impressive animals. Several activities are available to you throughout your day, including visiting animals, shows, entertainment, Water Park and rides. Enjoy memories for a lifetime!

Théâtre de la Dame de Cœur Twelve months a year, the CIMBAD baroque puppet interpretive center offers very playful shows with touches of humor and fantasy mixed in. Group manipulation of large puppets by both kids and adults promotes working in teams and the development of creativity, critical thinking, self-esteem and communication. The show uses giant puppets, actors, moving structures, unique multidisciplinary techniques, accompanied by original music to dazzle all spectators. It takes place outdoors in theatrein-the-round with 535 seats and a roof to guarantee performances in case of rain. The seats have heated straps and they rotate to follow the action wherever it takes place.

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Heralded as the World Capital of Poetry, the heart of the downtown is lined with 400 plates of poetry extracts and a Boîte à poème, where you can drop a messive that will be installed on the cord of poems at the beginning of the 10-days event in October. Inspiration may arise at any time around here… Trois-Rivières is also one the most important regions to experience cultural tourism, meaning for instance becoming a jury in a criminal case or tasting delicious small bites inspired by art exhibits and created by chefs with local products. The rich variety of accessible activities makes it an ideal place to immerge in a French-speaking community, and enjoy local flavors in

the lively atmosphere of the downtown area. Only a few steps from there, the architecture and charm of a bygone era await you in the historic district. Art galleries, museums, parks and monuments will highlight the rich and evocative history of the 1634 founded city. Spectacular installations and out of ordinary experiences are proposed to discover the daily lives of lumberjacks, log drivers and workers of the paper industry. Another chapter in the history of Quebec is preserved and related in the North of the city through the remnants of the first industrial city in New France in 1730. Infused with a feeling of youth and renewal, the second oldest Frenchspeaking city in North America has a lot of stories to tell. What memories will you bring back?

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ocated halfway between Montréal and Québec City, Trois-Rivières is a vibrant harbour city, nestled between the St. Lawrence and the Saint-Maurice rivers. Always friendly and welcoming, its highlights include historical sites, museums and cool adventures. Many visit for its festive events and the whirlwind of activities it offers yearround.

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Borealis - Historical Centre of the Paper Industry City Tour Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site Quebec Folk Museum Visit Experience in PRISON !

Recreation 3RD Dragon La Mauricie National Park Maikan Aventure

3RD Dragon Sailing at high speed on the waters of the St-Maurice River with the driving force of 18 people paddling together: Dragon boating can be practiced competitively or recreationally and it can be enjoyed by everyone, regardless of experience level. The adrenaline and the sense of the strength of a team will be felt by everyone.

Borealis ‒ Historical Centre of the Paper Industry Housed in an old factory, Borealis offers an out of the ordinary experience through fascinating exhibits based on the themes of the Saint-Maurice River, the forest, the log drive, the loggers, the development of workers’ life and the immense paper industry. Terrace and restaurant during the summer.

City Tour Discover a city whose rich historic heritage is perfectly integrated into its urban charm and cultural vibe! City tours are guided by professionals who are passionate about animation and history. Different thematic tours are available: the Classic tour, the Historic tour with a character, the Religious circuit. Pedestrian or bus tour available, Step-on guide, or Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing bus tour.

Forges du Saint-Maurice National Historic Site Not only Canada’s first iron industry, but also its first industrial village, that is the Forges du SaintMaurice National Historic Site’s very essence. On the shore of the Saint-Maurice River and bordered by a brook, the Forges combines cultural and natural treasures. In the Grande Maison it is possible to enter the universe of this original industrial community. The blast furnace reveals the mystery of iron-making. The archaeological remains are witnesses of this era where life of the whole community centered on the intense iron production. After your visit, precious images will be forever moulded in your memory...

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Attractions La Mauricie National Park Located in the Laurentian mountain range, La Mauricie National Park is a 536-km2 natural conservation area intended as a representative sample of the southern part of the Canadian Shield. For more than 40 years, La Mauricie National Park has been offering unforgettable recreational and educational experiences to visitors from around the world, enabling them to discover Canada’s natural and cultural heritage treasures. Whether you are seeking adventure or an opportunity to recharge your batteries, the park’s lakes and forests make it the perfect place to enjoy your favourite outdoor activities.

Maikan Aventure Like to climb, run, sail and paddle? Maïkan Aventure has many activities on tap for beginners and experts: sea kayak and rabaska on the river, ice climbing, interior wall climbing, paddle boarding and more. State of the art installations, finest equipment, secure environment and great fun on the menu.

Poetry Workshop Festival International de la poésie de Trois-Rivières The International Poetry Festival offers throughout the year, fun writing workshops with experienced poets. Program: writing games, research of vocabulary, shared reading, discoveries and emotions.

Tasting Visit Centre d’exposition Raymond-Lasnier Contemporary art can be enjoyed in small bites. Trois-Rivières chefs offer tasty works of art inspired by the works presented in the exhibitions being presented. Their inspiration comes from the colours, textures, shapes and subjects represented in the works. A marriage of food and art.

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Quebec Folk Museum The Quebec Folk Museum bears witness to the unique identity of Quebec’s diverse and evolving society. Its dynamic and bold exhibitions are thought-provoking and encourage discovery.

Visit Experience in PRISON ! Musée québécois de culture populaire In the Old Prison of Trois-Rivières, guides (some of who are ex-convicts) will take you on a tour of this 19th century prison, to show you what prison inmates’ daily life was like and the extreme conditions they lived in. The visit to the cells and dungeons are sure to shock you.

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battles that were fought between the French and English and English and Americans. You can even see some of the oldest archeological digs in North America. And just on the outskirts of the city, you will see Montmorency Falls and Sainte-Anne Basilica. Nor should we forget the local aboriginal tribes that have had an important impact on Quebec and its history. You can visit a village where you can see a long house and learn about the Huron traditions.

Quebec City not only boasts a rich history and heritage, but also offers visiting students a safe environment to learn about another culture and language. Your students will have the opportunity to practice speaking French with the local shopkeepers and to order in French in small cafés. All this is in one of the most charming setting that you can image. Picture it in your mind, old stone homes with horse and buggies riding down the street, while looking up at towering castle walls.

Quebec City, as the first settlement of Europeans and the birth place of democracy in North America, is a city that lived war, fire, famine and true love. Quebec City has become like a poem written to the Americas with it’s charm, culture, and architecture. Come and be a part of history and walk the roads of the oldest city in Canada. It is this walk that makes Quebec City today so beautiful. Come with your students and they will say “JE ME SOUVIENS d’avoir visité Quebec!”

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Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum American Heart Atelier Paré, Sculpture and Legends Ghost Tours of Québec Musée de la Civilisation Musée des Beaux-Arts du Québec

Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum American Heart Artillary Park Atelier Paré, Sculpture and Legends Basilica de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Bus Tour of Quebec Calèche ride in Old Quebec Champlain Quiz Chez Marie Côte de Beaupré Interpretation Center Cyclorama de Jérusalem Inc. Fortifications of Quebec – National Historic Site Ghost Tours of Québec L’Ilôt des Palais La Citadelle - Musée Royal 22e Régiment Legends Workshop Maison histoire Chevalier Morrin Centre Musee de l’Amerique Francophone Musée de la Civilisation Musee de la Place Royale Musée des Beaux-Arts du Québec Musée du Fort Musée Huron-Wendat Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site Soldier of the Martello Tower Program The Military Program: Battles of the Plains of Abraham The Québec Conference: Parliamentary Inquiry and Debate Program Traditional Huron Site Walking Tour of Old Quebec

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Recreation Calèche ride in Old Quebec Carnaval de Quebec Canyon Sainte-Anne Centre d’escalade Délire Croisières AML Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec Galeries de la Capitale Ghost Tours of Québec ISaute Le Relais Mont Sainte-Anne Observatoire de la Capitale Parc de la Chute Montmorency Station touristique Duchesnay Sugar Shack Érablière du Lac-Beauport Village Vacances Valcartier

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Audacious prospectors! Unusual experiences and great emotion in view! Puzzled? Then come and discover the mysterious atmosphere of a copper mine. Follow the Gilles Family through the captivating world of this main resource of Canada. Be seduced by the art of “repoussé” (embossed copper), talentedly interpreted by the master craftsman Albert Gilles for 75 years. His virtuosity was praised by prestigious people, such as Pope Pius Xll, Walt Disney, and Mae West! Tools and copper await your groups! They will love the challenge!

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Attractions Basilica de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré The shrine, North America’s oldest pilgrimage site, attracts some one million visitors a year. Marvel at the fabulous neo-Roman style basilica with its golden statue of Saint Anne. Admire the hundreds of stained glass windows, the nave, and the valuable works of art. Come recharge your batteries at this beautiful place of worship in the splendid countryside of the Côte-de-Beaupré region.

Bus Tour of Quebec See the best Quebec City has to offer from the comfort of your bus. An experienced guide will point out many of Quebec’s greatest buildings, historic sites and interesting places.

«American Heart» is an interactive bilingual show for American and Canadian students, developed for students 10 to 18 years of age. With a great deal of energy, two engaging actors play eight different characters throughout New France’s history in a lively educational way. “Meet Champlain, Wolf & Montcalm, and see your friends go on stage to be part of the skit. It’s definitely the show to see!”

Calèche ride in Old Quebec Aquarium du Québec Open since 1959, Aquarium du Québec houses approximately 3,500 specimens representing 340 different species of fish, reptiles, indigenous marine mammals and three species of seals. The Aquarium invites you to an instructive and entertaining visit. Located in a wooded area with numerous footpaths leading to picnic areas, the Aquarium offers an impressive view of the St. Lawrence and the Québec and Pierre Laporte bridges. See seal animation shows at 10:15 and 15:15 year round.

Artillary Park In the heart of Old Québec, Artillery Park is home to over 250 years of French, British, and Canadian military history. In the tea ceremony program, experience the sumptuous lifestyle of British officers, sip a cup of Earl Grey tea, get into character, and take part in an interactive theatrical performance! Participants are instructed in the art of serving proper English tea while learning about 19th century etiquette, life as an officer, and the historical background of Québec high society, circa 1830. Costume program is also available.

Atelier Paré, Sculpture and Legends Talented artists transform pieces of pine, basswood and butternut into beautiful objects. The workshop is the creative center of the museum. Visitors will have the rare opportunity to meet and talk to local sculptors and to watch an animated presentation of Québec’s most famous legends.

Battles (1759-1760) Experience the battles of the Plains of Abraham as if you were actually there through an incredible immersive projection featuring original accounts from the protagonists of the period. Follow this epic story through a collection of uniforms, large maps, scale models, interactive games, and period reproductions. You’ll learn all about the strategies, skirmishes, tactics, camp life, clothing, and regiments.

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Enjoy the charm and elegance of authentic horse-drawn carriage (calèche) rides through the streets of Vieux-Québec.

Canyon Sainte-Anne Canyon Sainte-Anne is a vertiginous notch of the glacial era grooved into 900 million year old rock. An easy walk on both sides of the canyon and many scenic overlooks with its 74 metre waterfall, 3 suspension bridges, one which is 60 meters high. Learn more about medicinal herbs by professional naturalists of Cap-Tourmente wildlife area with a guided visit, covering topics such as geography, geomorphology, flora, history and medicine topics. For those passionate about nature and mystery, be part in a quest and Amerindian ancestors rituals in Stones Stories Games. An animated visit is also available for groups.

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Carnaval de Quebec THE LARGEST WINTER CARNIVAL IN THE WORLD. Since the beginning of our French colony, the habitants of New France created a rowdy tradition of getting together just before Lent to eat, drink and be merry. The custom of celebrating from the end of January until mid-February has long been popular. The first large winter Carnival in Quebec City, the world’s snow capital, took place in 1894. Interrupted by two wars, then the economic crisis of 1929, the Carnival was held sporadically until the second half of the century. In 1954, a group of business people re-launched the festivities. That year, Bonhomme was born and elected the event’s representative. The first official edition of the Québec Winter Carnival took place in 1955. From one winter to the next, the Carnival enriched its activity program. We have since added even more popular activities, such as winter sports, snow sculptures, and activities based on the traditional Québec lifestyle, such as canoe races and dogsled races. The Québec Winter Carnival is the largest winter carnival in the world today, and is third on the List of Top Carnivals after the famous carnivals in Rio and New Orleans.

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«Centre d’escalade Délire» is a dynamic business that offers customized services in the climbing field. In any season, Delire offers opportunities for adventure climbing both inside in our gym and outside on rock or ice to discover the wonderful Québec area. For groups up to 100 people, the company offers a service in French, English or Spanish. «Centre d’escalade Délire» is located in a shopping center so it offers additional services as: restaurants, buffets, shopping and many mores. Easy access. Highest in Quebec city! Come and visit! New this spring; Delire Bloc! a brand new gym also located in Québec city where you can discover the joy of bouldering climbing. Come and visit!

Attractions Cyclorama de Jérusalem On exhibit at Ste-Anne-de Beaupré since 1895 the Cyclorama of Jérusalem is the world’s largest panorama. Executed in Munich from 1878 to 1882 this monumental work is 14 meters in height (45 feet) and 110 meters in circumference (365 feet), or 1540 square meters, creating an illusion of life that is so real that it gives visitors the illusion that they are themselves in Jerusalem reliving the crucifixion. From the observation point you can contemplate the whole city and over 80 kilometers of surrounding countryside at the four cardinal points. Unique, breathtaking and exceptional, this eyewitness journey into biblical times in the heart of the Holy Land will fascinate you.

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Spend the evening with Quebec City’s famous founder, Samuel de Champlain. Learn and laugh with the man himself, as he hosts a quiz show that will test your brain. By the end of the activity, you’ll have conversed with one of North America’s most fascinating character, and learned a great deal of fun facts! “Are you up for the challenge?”

Discover the evolution of the defensive system of Québec City. Take a guided tour of the initiation centre, and guided walking tour of the 4.6 km of walls with gates encircling Old Québec.

Funiculaire du Vieux-Québec Chez Marie Winding your way along historic Royale Avenue will introduce you to a unique stone house with a bright red roof that was built in 1652, known by the local population as simply “Chez Marie”. The energetic and hospitable owner is proud to welcome people into her home, handed down from mother to daughter for four generations. Here homemade bread is more than a product, it is a way of life. Early every morning, the outdoor bake oven is filled with wood and fired up in preparation for a duty it has performed for over 150 years. Freshly prepared dough is placed along the hot coals and comes out as perfect loafs of bread in about 1 hour. Just thinking of it can make anyone’s mouth water.

Côte de Beaupré Interpretation Center From the attic of the Moulin du Petit-Pré historical site of 1695 discover the cultural, geographical, historical and heritage aspects of the cradle of the Québec countryside. The Interpretation Center presents a permanent exposition including scale models of the area, music, interactive games, a documentary video and interactive computer terminals. It’s a must for your visit to the Côte-deBeaupré area.

See old historic Québec, Place Royale and the Vieux-Port via Québec’s unique funicular (gondola). You will find the entrance by the Louis-Jolliet House and Dufferin Terrace.

Galeries de la Capitale The Mega Parc at the Galeries de la Capitale is the 2nd biggest indoor entertainment park in North America offering 19 major fun attractions for everyone including a roller-coaster, ferris wheel, carousel, skating rink, climbing wall, and challenge course. The Galeries de la Capitale holds 280 stores, 35 restaurants, 12 Famous Players movie theatres and an IMAX. The Mega Parc offer a wide range of packages adapted to all types of groups.

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Ghost Tours of Quebec As darkness settles over the City of Old Quebec, a costumed tour guide strikes a match and lights a lantern. A hush settles over the group as they wait to discover 350 years of historic murders, executions, ghostly tragedies and hauntings. This is the best student activity in Quebec City!

Croisières AML Croisieres AML offers great cruises for every kind of group! Discover Quebec City with a unique guided cruise or meet the whales in Baie-Ste-Catherine and Tadoussac or sail on the fantastic Saguenay Fjord. Special cruises like the Disco Cruise for kids of all ages are available.

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Hotel de Glace Located at only 10 minutes from downtown Québec City, the Hôtel de Glace is a must-see attraction to discover every winter. The only Hôtel de Glace in America, has seduced over a million people around the world since its opening in 2001. With its huge snow vaults, its crystalline ice sculptures its 44 rooms and suites, the Hôtel de Glace impresses by its dazzling decor. Seasonal.

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iSaute The innovative trampoline park offers a variety of activities for everyone to enjoy, from Open Jump, allowing guests to leap, bound and soar to their hearts’ content to Trampoline Dodgeball for those who enjoy a friendly (or serious) competition. Our Slam Ball courts have quickly become one of the most popular park attractions.

L’îlot des Palais L’îlot des Palais, an exceptional historic and archaeological site, presents in its 18th century cellars a new exhibition Revelations. Experience how hectic life was at the Jean Talon Brewery, at the Intendant’s palace, in the prison, in the king’s storehouse and at the Boswell Brewery. Once the home of the Intendant of New France and the seat of economic, social and judiciary power in the colony, a visit there is a must to understand our history from the 14th century to nowadays. Participate to our outdoors activities or rent our vaults!

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The Plains of Abraham:

a leader in living history! Educational and entertaining activities, lively interactive activities, costumed characters, unusual places and dynamic exhibitions. Over 75,000 participants yearly.

La Citadelle - Musée Royal 22e Régiment Discover the Old Quebec’s fortress! A one-hour guided tour relates the history of its stones while leading you into the Citadelle, a journey into Quebec’s Military history, from New France to today. It includes the exhibitions of the Musée Royal 22e Régiment located in a 1842 British military prison and a 1750 French powder magazine. Spectacular views over the city and St-Lawrence River. You can include one of the four educational workshops for elementary and secondary. Open Year-round. Night tours in summer and autumn.

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Legends Workshop Live the legend by re-enacting famous Quebec historical events in a dynamic workshop where you will discover some of the most renowned local legends. The crowd will impersonate legendary characters in front of their colleagues in an amusing and convivial atmosphere. “The legends workshop : amusing, educational & dynamic. A truly memorable activity!”

SOLDIER OF MARTELLO TOWER Accompanied by British officers, learn all about the living conditions of the soldiers billeted in one of the Martello Towers.

Le Relais Our terrain parks are designed to benefit all skiers and riders- from beginners to the more advanced. They can choose from a number of rails, boxes, jumps, as well as a quarter pipe and wallride. There is something for everybody!

Mont Sainte-Anne Our dynamic ski school team of 150 certified ski and snowboard instructors provide hours of fun while improving your skiing or snowboarding technique. We offer ski and snowboard initiation programs, group lessons, advanced coaching and more at Mont-Sainte-Anne. Whether you are a beginner or you want to perfect your technique, you will be guided around the mountain and have the time of your life, while getting to the next level!

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THE MILITARY Under the command of generals Wolfe and Montcalm, revisit the living conditions of soldiers at the time of the 1759 and 1760 battles, on the Plains of Abraham.

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Visit Québec City’s best-kept secret! Built over 200 years ago as the city’s first prison, the Morrin Centre now houses one of Québec’s most beautiful libraries. This national historic site is yours to discover. Delve into fascinating stories echoed from the past as you walk through foreboding cells and explore our prison exhibition. Fall under the charm of our Victorian library as you peruse the pages of history. Historical ambiance and a strategic location also make the Morrin Centre the ideal venue for your events.

Musée de l’Amerique Francophone A few steps from the Holy Door, Musée de l’Amérique francophone traces the history of the Francophone culture in North America and abroad and its development until today. The exhibitions invite the public to discover the most beautiful religious heritage treasures from the Séminaire de Québec collection. These exhibitions help people understand the evolution of the Francophone culture, the international movements that have traversed it and in which it has participated, its development and its interdependence with other cultures.

Attractions Maison histoire Chevalier In the heart of Place Royale, Maison historique Chevalier presents Old Québec from a different perspective featuring a tour of magnificent reconstitutions of old Québec interiors in a house dating back to 1752. Through exhibitions and augmented reality and 3D visits, Maison historique Chevalier offers a tangible and authentic experience of old-time Québec, promoting knowledge acquisition and a broader understanding of the journey from yesterday to today.

Musée Huron-Wendat Inaugurated in 2008, the Huron-Wendat Museum is an institution created to conserve and promote the heritage of the Wendat people. With a permanent exhibit Territories, memories, knowledge, an ongoing program of temporary exhibits, and numerous activities and themed workshops, the Museum carries out its mandate to teach and popularize the history, culture and art of the Wendat people and of other First Nations. For visitors, the Museum is also a gateway, leading to Wendake’s numerous heritage sites such as Notre-Dame-de-Lorette Church, the Kabir Kouba waterfall and Tsawenhohi House. Set beside the Akiawenrahk river, under the same roof as the First Nations Hotel and the La Traite restaurant, the Museum is bordered by thematic gardens that complete this enchanting setting. We look forward to see you!

Musée de la Civilisation Located in the heart of the Old-Port of Quebec City, Musée de la Civilisation is no ordinary museum. More than ten exhibitions at a time are on display and multiple cultural and educational activities are available. The Musée de la Civilisation is a popular thematic museum, which focuses on participation and interaction.

Musée National des Beaux-Arts du Québec The Museum offers young visitors dynamic, stimulating tours designed to introduce them to the art world and treasures from Quebec’s artistic heritage of paintings, sculptures, drawings, decorative art objects, and more. Finish off with a visit to the former Plains prison, which was incorporated into the Museum. Costumed guides invite visitors to explore the various facets of prison life in the Quebec City jail in the early 20th century.

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Musée de la Place Royale The Centre d’interprétation de Place-Royale is the latest addition to the museum complex, which is operated by the Musée de la civilisation. Opened in November 1999, the Centre is located on the site of the historic Smith and Hazeur houses. It was on the site of the Hazeur House that traces of Aboriginal people, dating back nearly 5,000 years, were found. The Centre recounts the history of Place-Royale while the exhibits focus on the authenticity of the archaeological remains and collections. The exhibits are also designed to bring to life notable figures as well as lesser-known individuals who have shaped Place-Royale over the years.

Musée du Fort Come and relive, in sound and light, the six sieges of Québec, including the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and Benedict Arnold’s march to Québec. This exciting historical period is brought to life with a 400 square foot scale model and a re-enactment of the events leading to the end of French colonial rule.

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Notre-Dame-de-Québec Basilica-Cathedral Visit the jewels of religious art and architecture: the Notre-Dame de Québec Basilica-Cathedral and the Holy Trinity Cathedral! Québec is the World’s only city to have a Catholic cathedral and an Anglican cathedral one next to the other! And both are located in the heart of the historical district of Old Québec, jewel of UNESCO’s World heritage... EXCLUSIVE ACCESSES! to Holy Trinity’s jube to the Royal Pew and the basilica’s crypt!

Observatoire de la Capitale The Observatoire is a fascinating site to discover, regardless of the weather! The view is a unique 360-degree panorama of Quebec City. Also available is a “Meal-Tour” option for breakfast, lunch or supper. The Observatoire is 221 meters high, the highest point in Quebec City, featuring an express elevator that takes less than 25 second to reach the top…an experience that is a thrill in itself!

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Beneath the Dufferin Terrace lies an archaeological crypt revealing what was, for more than 200 years of French and then English rule, the official residence and seat of power of the French and British governors. Experience life in a château and take in the history of a site where decisions that affected all of North America were made.

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Montmorency Falls is a natural and historic site that is just breath-taking. The falls are 83 meters or 272 feet (30 meters or 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls). Cable car, interpretation centre, pedestrian foot bridge across the falls, stairs to the base of the falls for a panoramic view, boutiques and a restaurant of fine Québécoise cuisine are all on site.

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Station touristique Duchesnay Station touristique Duchesnay offers a broad and varied program for school groups. The educational and outdoor activities are for elementary and high school students. They meet the objectives of Québec’s Department of Education. The program is offered year-round to groups of 20 to 200 youngsters.

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Sugar Shack Érablière du Lac-Beauport Open year round, Érablière du Lac-Beauport is located in a beautiful woodland setting, only a few minutes from downtown Quebec City. Respecting the warmth and colorful maple sugar shack tradition, the Érablière has a bilingual staff that will gladly contribute to make a successful event of your visit. On site you will find an absolutely unique Maple Museum, showing the evolution of the maple industry throughout the years, from its early Amerindian origins to the present. Visit the Trapper Camp, an interpretation center about fauna in Quebec. Best of all there is the Sugar Time Feast, served directly at your table with “Quebec Folk Music” and, before leaving, enjoy Maple Taffy on the snow all year long!

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Under the command of generals Wolfe and Montcalm, revisit the living conditions of soldiers at the time of the 1759 and 1760 battles, on the Plains of Abraham. Review strategies, load rifles and cannons, become an artillery expert, treat wounded fellows fallen on the battlefield. Accessories include interactive whiteboard (IWB), cannons, rifles, surgery instruments, cartridges, artilleryman material and cannonballs.

The Québec Conference: Parliamentary Inquiry and Debate Program Parks Canada guides will meet participants on Dufferin Terrace and lead them down into the archaeological crypt of the Saint-Louis Forts and Châteaux National Historic Site. Guides will give an entertaining overview of colonial rule in Canadian society circa 1820. Then the group will walk over the Prescott Gate to the Montmorency Park National Historic Site—the seat of the first Canadian Parliament. Participants will take the floor in a debate much like the one led by George-Étienne Cartier and John A. Macdonald during the Québec Conference of 1864. Political parties will be formed and a leader will be chosen. Participants will actively engage in this student-led activity to learn more about the workings of Parliament and better understand how an actual debate in chambers would proceed.

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The Huron Village is a North American Indian historical site unique in the province of Québec. Take a guided tour by a North American Indian and visit the longhouse; the way of living before contact with Europeans; see an authentic tee-pee; learn about the history of the Hurons and share traditional food. Legend teller and educational packages are available upon request.

Village Vacances Valcartier The Village Vacances Valcartier offers you the biggest, most exciting water and fun park in Canada and winter sports park in North America. Come and see the magic of the world class Jacques-Cartier River in rafting, the family tour of a calm and interesting river run, or a horseback ride for discovering the marvelous scenery of the valley that surrounds the Jacques-Cartier River. Hotel, camping and meals are available.

Walking Tour of Old Quebec As Quebec City played such an important role in the history of North America, it is an ideal location for student groups to integrate their learning with a great experience. There are a variety of services such as: Walking tours, Step on services and accompaniment services. In addition, there are student group activities that can be added to your groups visit such as a fun activity in the form of a Scavenger Hunt, where the students work in groups of 4 to find the correct answers to prepared questions. This can be done in addition to the walking tour or separately.

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the mountain range meet the ocean. As you go on traveling East, you will see from the shore one of natures wonders, Percé Rock. It is a huge sheer rock formation, 1421 feet long, with one of the largest natural arches carved by the wind and the sea, which appears from a distance like a ship under sail.

In these typical villages along the gulf, you find wonderful majestic lighthouses, typical fishing marinas, restaurants serving local food, and museums and attractions that will engage the students to learn about the history, language and culture of the local area. Some of the attractions focus on the local wildlife like whale watching and some on how the local people used to live off the land.

Not to far from there is an island called Bonaventure Island which has a colony of 120,000 birds. Nearby is the small fishing town of Percé with its French Canadian flavor, its wharfs, fishing boats and cute little homes which will enchanted you and your group.

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Bic National Park Bioparc Ferme 5 Étoiles Forillon National Park Gaspésie National Park Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park Jardin des Glaciers (Glacier Garden) Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve Whale Watching in Gaspé Whale Watching in Percé Whale Watching in Tadoussac

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Attractions Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site A witness to two centuries of epic fishing history in Gaspésie, the Banc-de-Pêche-de-Paspébiac Historic Site features 11 outstanding period buildings. Discover the exceptional architectural charms of this site, including the largest wooden structure in North America, built from 1838 to 1840. Through theatrical performances, relive the great adventure of the two largest Jersey Island fishing companies of the 18th and 19th centuries, the Charles Robin Company and LeBoutillier Brothers. Also watch traditional shipbuilding, net-mending, blacksmithing and barrel-making demonstrations. Learn about history’s influence on the development of Eastern Canada’s fisheries by means of a permanent exhibit, theatrical performances and a multimedia display.

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Attractions Bioparc The Bioparc is home to about 40 animal species indigenous to the Gaspésie region in a setting that resembles their natural habitats. Explore the interpretive trail along which you can come into contact with these animals during interpretive activities as well as observe them feeding. Visit the insectarium and its impressive collection of living and preserved insects as well as the animals at the petting farm. New: Spend a night at the Bioparc during the Overnight with the Wolves activity or discover the aquatic reserve covering the estuary of the Bonaventure River during ecological excursions that will immerse you in an ecosystem that is typical of Gaspésie: the barachois.

Éole Cap-Chat Éole Cap-Chat invites you to discover the secrets of this site, which has been an official wind energy interpretation centre since 1988. Take a guided tour of the Le Nordais wind farm and visit the highest vertical-axis wind turbine in the world. Learn more about the technological developments in this field during an era when protection of the environment is increasingly important.

Empress of Ireland Museum The Empress of Ireland Museum presents the history of the Empress of Ireland passenger ship, from its construction in 1906 to its tragic sinking on May 29, 1914, which killed 1012 people. Visit the historic site and learn all there is to know about this magnificent ship. Discover a large collection of artefacts from the wreck, period photos, interactive terminals and eyewitness accounts. New: Built in 2014 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Empress of Ireland, Hangar 14 features a fun temporary exhibit focusing on what life was like in Québec in 1914. How did people share music? What did they spread on their morning toast? Did blended families exist? Come and find out the surprising answers to 14 different questions!

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Located 15 minutes from Tadoussac in a vast natural setting along the Saguenay Fjord, this family farm is ideal for groups, families, nature lovers and adventurers. During a guided or self-guided tour of the farm, children and adults alike will be enthralled with the wide variety of animals on site (moose, wolves, cougars, bison, deer, etc.). This unique site offers a variety of lodging options (cottages on site or along the Saguenay Fjord, motel, B&B, yurts, campsites, teepees, etc.), activities (sea kayaking, quad excursions, horseback riding, dogsledding, snowmobiling, snowshoeing, etc.) and homemade country-style meals. In the morning, visitors can participate in morning chores: feeding the animals, gathering eggs, etc. Visit our sugar shack year-round and savour maple taffy.

Bic National Park offers you a memorable experience: spend a night in one of our eleven yurts. A traditional dwelling used by nomads living in the steppes of Central Asia, yurts are an alternative type of four-season accommodations. More comfortable than standard tents, yurts also have a unique rustic charm. Their round shape encourages rest and relaxation. What’s more, you can observe the stars through the keystone window and enjoy the view of Baie de l’Anse aux Bouleaux Est through the large side windows. A rustic shelter is available in the fall, winter and spring. Located in the annex to the Rioux House, this shelter can accommodate two people.

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COME PLAY OUTSIDE! Located on the tip of the Gaspé Peninsula, Forillon Park is a mountainous area that borders on the Gulf of St. Lawrence and the Bay of Gaspé. Its boreal forest is home to a diverse wildlife that can be easily observed. The park’s steep cliffs welcome thousands of sea birds and its shores harbour colonies of seals. The Forillon Peninsula has been inhabited for thousands of years and the Park bears witness to the lives of those who lived there, including Micmacs, fishermen, cod merchants, whale hunters and lighthouse keepers.

Attractions Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre Explore the world of the whales at the Marine Mammal Interpretation Centre (CIMM) and encounter the skeleton of a sperm whale over 13 m (40 ft) long. Unique videos, sound recordings, games, a skeleton collection and exclusive film screenings in an air-conditioned room provide the perfect complement to a whale-watching excursion. Specialists are available on site to answer your questions. All proceeds from your purchases at the gift shop help the whales. Visit the centre’s garden to admire local flora as well as five life-size sculptures of beluga whales.

Gaspésie National Park

Mingan Archipelago National Park Reserve

Gaspésie National Park is home to the highest Appalachian peaks in Québec, the only caribou herd south of the St. Lawrence, a large moose population, arctic-alpine flora and spectacular scenery on every side! Come and soak in the splendours of the Chic-Choc and McGerrigle mountains and keep an eye out for interesting wildlife (caribou, white-tailed deer, moose and over 150 species of birds) as well as unique plants (alpine tundra and several rare plant species). The basic mission of the park is to protect a representative sample of the natural environment of the Gaspesian massif and the exceptional elements found there. A vast network of trails will help you discover the park and reach the alpine tundra. Activities for groups are available upon reservation.

Feel the Mingan Island rhythm! Only an artist’s limitless imagination could have conjured up the striking landscapes of the Mingan Archipelago. The combination of climate, sea, and naturally sculpted rocks have been the subject of countless works of art over the years. As far as the eye can see there are gravel beaches, sea cliffs, and limestone monoliths with the ocean setting the mood. Its rhythm, salty smell and vibrant blue colour are so idyllic it feels like you’ve walked into a living painting where thousands of seabirds swirl across the sky in unison. Atlantic puffins, terns, and Common eiders are just a few winged friends who regularly visit the islands.

Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park is home to the largest migratory bird refuge in North America. Its colony of 120,000 northern gannets is the most accessible in the world. The island also offers four hiking trails and a historic heritage trail that reflects Bonaventure Island’s prosperous past. Discover the historic and natural heritage of the Percé region at the interpretation centre in the historic Charles-Robin sector. Experience an unforgettable excursion on Bonaventure Island and wander from one wonderful discovery to another by taking advantage of the interpretive activities offered by experienced park wardens, who are also naturalists. Dive into the history of the fisheries with them by visiting Le Boutillier House, follow them closely during a guided hike and enjoy the activities held at the northern gannet colony.

Musée Acadien du Québec The Musée Acadien du Québec is a public space offering numerous cultural and educational activities to introduce visitors to Québec’s rich Acadian heritage. First and foremost, the museum recounts the fascinating and moving story of the Acadians of Québec in its permanent exhibit. A million Québec residents are of Acadian origin and three million have at least one Acadian ancestor. From early July to mid-August, the museum also presents movie screenings on Monday evenings and a series of shows entitled Chapeau à nos artistes on Wednesday evenings.

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The Pointe-au-Père Lighthouse played a central role in the history of navigation on the St. Lawrence River. Built in 1909, this lighthouse is one of the tallest in Canada and one of the few to still have its prism. A guided tour will take you to the top, where you can admire the fantastic view.

Jardin des Glaciers (Glacier Garden) The Jardin des Glaciers (Glacier Garden) focuses on phenomena associated with the last ice age, climate change and the migration of the first peoples. Located on the St. Lawrence River in the heart of the Manicouagan-Uapishka World Biosphere Reserve, the Glacier Garden is an integrated interpretation, exploration and education site offering popular science content in a unique and exceptional natural environment.

Marine Environment Discovery Centre At the Marine Environment Discovery Centre, learn about the impressive richness of life in the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. Are you intrigued by the small creatures found on the seashore or are you more interested in eyeing the horizon in the hopes of seeing a huge whale? In any case, guided activities will make you discover a spectacular region of natural wonders.

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Site historique maritime de la Pointe-au-Père Visit the Onondaga, Canada’s first submarine open to the public! Board the submarine and find out about the daily lives of the 70 men who lived for months at a time in this 90-metre (300-foot) submarine. Examine the complex mechanics of the submarine and the technology used for underwater detection. The 45-minute audio-guide commentary simulates going out to sea off Rimouski and will plunge you into this fascinating and little-known world. In addition, you can spend a night aboard the Onondaga. You will be welcomed by the coxswain and will play the role of an apprentice submariner for the duration of a fun-filled night!

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Whale Watching in Gaspé With Croisières Baie de Gaspé come and experience an unforgettable whale-watching adventure aboard the Narval III. A bilingual interpreter guide will accompany you during this excursion of approximately 2.5 hours to tell you more about the various species of whales you will encounter. Up to seven species may be observed, including blue, fin, humpback and minke whales. Forillon is an exceptional place to observe blue whales. In addition to seeing numerous species of whales, you will also be surrounded by the spectacular scenery of Forillon and Cap Gaspé, including the sheer cliffs at Land’s End.

Whale Watching in Percé With its fleet of six boats and its well-trained crew, Croisières Julien Cloutier offers you excursions around Percé Rock and Bonaventure Island as well as whale-watching cruises. Witness the beauty of Île-Bonaventure-et-du-Rocher-Percé National Park from a completely different angle! Take in the maritime scenery all around you while admiring both sides of Percé Rock, the bird colonies on Bonaventure Island (including the largest northern gannet colony in the world) and the Bonaventure Island sector.

Whale Watching in Tadoussac With Croisières AML, wildlife enthusiasts can admire the most majestic creatures on the planet in one of the world’s best whale-watching sites: the Saguenay–St. Lawrence Marine Park. This park is a major feeding ground for marine mammals, which is why this region is such a hotspot for nature lovers. In addition to its exclusive Whale Warranty, Croisières AML offers visitors the choice between an exhilarating outing in a Zodiac or the unparalleled comfort of one of their sightseeing boats. Boats leave from both Tadoussac and Rivière du Loup.

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Main Images Kingston Main Image Laval Main Image Monteregie Main Image Montreal Main Image Niagara Falls Main Image Ottawa Main Image Prescott-Russell Main Image Quebec City Main Image Quebec Maritimes Main Image Toronto Main Image Trois-Rivieres Main Image

Tourism Kingston Jimmy Hamelin Tourisme Monteregie Tourisme Montréal, Stephan Poulin Niagara Falls Tourism Ottawa Tourism André Durocher Quebec City Tourism Quebec Maritimes Tourism Pedro Szekely Mathieu Dupuis

Monteregie - Girl in tree at night Monteregie - Arbraska Monteregie - Battle of the Chateauguay Monteregie - Coteau-du-lac Monteregie - Fort Chambly Monteregie - Fort Lennox

Arbraska Arbraska Parks Canada Parks Canada Parks Canada Parks Canada

Attractions Kingston - Ahoy Rentals Kingston - Rideau Heritage Route Kingston - Pump House Steam Museum

www.ahoyrentals.com Rideau Heritage Route steammuseum.ca/

Quebec City - Albert Gilles Copper Art Quebec City - Atelier Pare Quebec City - Battles Quebec City - Chez Marie Quebec City - Soldier of the Martello Tower Quebec City - The Military Quebec City - Centre D’escalade Delire Quebec City - The Quebec Conference

Albert Gilles Copper Art Museum Atelier Pare Plaines D’abraham Chez Marie Plaines D’abraham Plaines D’abraham www.delirescalade.com/ Parks Canada

Laval - Bois de L’Equerre Laval - Centrepolis Laval - Cosmodome Laval - C.I.Eau Laval - Serres Sylvain Cleroux Laval - Musee Armand Frappier Laval - Paradis des Orchides Laval - Parc de la Riviere-des-Milles-Iles Laval - Skyventure

Sophie Poliquin Jimmy Hamelin Vincent Girard www.levesquephoto.com www.sylvaincleroux.com www.levesquephoto.com Sylvain Majeau www.levesquephoto.com Skyventure

QM - Banc de Peche QM - Ferme 5 Etoiles QM - Gaspesie National Park QM - Marine Environment Discovery Center QM - Jardin Glacier QM - Mingan (the picture at the bottom of P.106) QM - Bic National Park

Annick Loisel Ferme 5 Etoiles Pascal Levesque Louis Falardeau Patrick Pelletier FlickreviewR Fred Klus

Monteal - Amarrage sans frontiere Montreal - Atrium le 1000 Montreal - Bell Centre Montreal - Insecterium Montreal - Biodome Montreal - Biosphere Montreal - Bus Tour of Montreal Montreal - La ronde Montreal - Contemporary Art Museum Montreal - Expeditions sur les Rapides Lachine Montreal - Fur trade in Lachine Montreal - Ghost Tour of Old Montreal Montreal - Horse and Buggy ride in Old Mtl Montreal - History Centre Montreal - Holocaust Montreal - Mtl Symphonic Orchestra Montreal -Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal - Museum of Fine Arts Montreal - Planetarium Montreal - Pointe-A-Calliere Museum Montreal - Radio Canada Montreal - Scavenger Hunt in Old Mtl Montreal - Science Center Montreal - Sir George-Etienne Cartier Montreal - Stewart Museum Montreal - St-Joseph Oratory Montreal - Walking tour of Latin Quarter Montreal - Walking Tour Downtown/Undergr. Montreal - Walking Tour of Old Mtl Montreal - boat AML picture

Amarrages sans frontiere Atrium Le 1000 Tourisme Montreal, Mario Melillo Montréal Insectarium, André Payette MTTQ / Linda Turgeon Tourisme Montreal, Stephan Poulin Autocar Chartrand La Ronde (Member of the Six Flags Family) Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, Laurent Sévigny Anton Fercher Parks Canada Guidatour Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin Centre d’histoire de Montréal www.mhmc.ca/ www.osm.ca/ Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan Poulin Montréal Museum of Fine Arts Mikala Taylor Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Museum of Archaeology and History http://ici.radio-canada.ca Guidatour Montréal Science Centre, Miguel Legault Parks Canada, Normand Rajotte Stewart Museum Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal Guidatour MTTQ / Paul Hurteau, Claude Parent Orlando G. Cerocchi Anton Fercher

Toronto - Arbraska Toronto - African Lion Safari Toronto - Black Creek Pioneer Toronto - Blue Jays Toronto - Ifly Toronto - Opera House Toronto - Casa Loma Toronto - Maple Leafs Toronto - National Ballet Toronto - Raptors Basketball Toronto - Symphony Orchestra Toronto - Campbell House

Arbraska African Lion Safari Francisco Pardo www.torontowide.com Ifly Clifton Li Danielle Petti www.toronto.com Bruce Zinger Francisco Pardo www.torontowide.com Campbell House Museum

TR - 3rd Dragon TR - Borealis TR - Quebec Folk Museum TR - Maikan Adventure TR - Poetry Workshop TR - Tasting Visit TR - City Tour

Mathieu Dupuis Olivier Croteau Symptome Crea-comm Mathieu Dupuis Etienne Boisvert Francois Desaulniers Fraqncois Pilon Buzz Production

Ottawa - Arbraska Lafleche Ottawa - National Art Gallery Ottawa - Lafleche Cave Ottawa - National Military Cemetery

Arbraska National Art Gallery Arbraska http://www.beechwoodcemetery.com

NFR - Shaw Festival

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Prescott - Ferme Drouin Prescott - Bean Town Ranch

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Regions Kingston Region Laval Region Monteregie Region Montreal Region Niagara Falls Region Ottawa Region Prescott-Russell Region Quebec City Region Quebec Maritimes Region Toronto Region Trois-Rivieres Region

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