Canada’s Coolest School Trip!

Posted on October 13, 2015 by CCA Communications Committee

Jasper National Park Canadian Camping Association

Grade 8 Classes can win a free trip to Jasper National Park

The My Parks Pass program, which offers free entry to Parks Canada places for all grade 8/secondary 2 students, has launched the fifth edition of the Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest. With the support of Air Canada, this year’s winning grade 8/secondary 2 class will visit Jasper National Park on a five-day all-expense-paid trip.

We are striving to make this year’s contest the best one yet, engaging the greatest number of Canadians ever. In order to reach as many people as possible, we need your help! I invite you to use or adapt the content below and send it to your partners, networks, members, and professional and personal contacts. If appropriate, you may also wish to post on your own website, Facebook and Twitter accounts. And please don’t limit this message to teacher networks. Everyone knows a student or teacher in grade 8 / secondary 2 – so the more people who know, the better!

Contest Details

To enter the contest, grade 8 / secondary 2 classes must pick a Parks Canada place that they believe is extraordinary and create a one-minute video that demonstrates why their chosen place is significant to Canadians. Please note the following important information:

  • Entry: Classes can enter at until February 22, 2016.
  • Public Voting: The public will vote for their favourite videos from February 29- March 18, 2016.
  • Announcement of Winners: The top 10 entries that receive the most votes will be judged to determine the grand prize and runner-up winners. The judges will also choose five honourable mentions amongst all entries. All winners will be announced in April 2016.


    • Grand Prize: Class trip to Jasper from June 6-10, 2016 valued at approximately $50,000.
    • Three Runner-up prizes: Local class field trip valued at approximately $750.
    • Five Honourable mentions: Prize package valued at approximately $600.

For more information on the contest and the My Parks Pass program, please visit or

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