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Greater Ottawa Region
BANK OF CANADA MUSEUM
Tour our high-tech interactive exhibits & multimedia stations, learn about what the Bank does and how it matters to you & explore fascinating artifacts & rare examples of money the likes of which you may have never seen before. FREE ADMISSION.
See Online Educational Resources offered: Bank of Canada Museum
30 Bank Street, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 613 782-8914
Uniquely situated on a spectacular UNESCO World Heritage site, the BYTOWN MUSEUM explores the stories of an evolving city and it’s residents from the early days of Bytown to present-day Ottawa. With Curriculum- based tours, the BYTOWN MUSEUM oﬀers plenty of exciting opportunities to learn out-side the classroom year-round.
See Bytown Museum Virtual Classroom Resources
1 Canal Lane, Ottawa
Phone: 613-234-4570 x 226
Come experience the thrill and excitement of Fortune Aerial Experience! You will be traipsing through the tree tops challenging yourself on a course of aerial steel wires, rope bridges, suspended walkways and net gangways. The three-hour trek culminates with the ultimate thrill of soaring down the giant zip lines. Tis adventure will leave you breathless! Camp Fortune is conveniently located in the heart of the Gatineau Park, just 15 minutes from downtown Ottawa. Licensed patio, BBQ services, snacks and refreshments on site. We also oﬀer aﬀordable ski and snowboard packages during the winter months.
Location: Chelsea, Quebec
Phone: 819-827-5517 / 819-827-1717
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF NATURE
Explore and discover our hands-on, curriculum-based workshops, and guided tours at Canada’s natural history museum. Your students will be amazed and inspired by ﬁve ﬂoors of galleries including dinosaurs, a blue whale skeleton, iconic mammals, dazzling minerals and gemstones, Canadian birds and live insects. Experience the Far North and real ice in our new Canada Goose Arctic Gallery.
Teacher Zone NEW Virtual Workshops Transport your classroom to the museum virtually for a curriculum-linked workshop with one of our professional educators in this online program.
240 McLeod St, Ottawa, ON
CANADIAN MUSEUM OF HISTORY
Welcome to YOUR history! Students will discover this country’s rich cultural heritage, including the outstanding achievements of First Peoples. In the Canadian History Hall, students will explore Canada’s history through the diverse experiences and perspectives of the real people who lived it. Tis new signature exhibition illuminates the enduring legacy of Canada’s past — a legacy that is alive, relevant and continually unfolding. The Museum oﬀers guided tours, education programs supporting the Ontario and Quebec curricula, the Children’s Museum and CINÉ+.
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100 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Phone: 1-800-555-5621 or 819-776-7014
CANADIAN WAR MUSEUM
Students will discover the military history and explore the human conﬂicts that have shaped Canada. Using a variety of stories and artifacts, program interpreters guide students through dynamic educational programs which help them understand how war aﬀected Canada and their own lives. Educational programs support the Ontario and Quebec curricula.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS - LEARN MORE
1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 1-800-555-5621 or 819-776-7014
Email : Call_center@warmuseum.ca
THe Diefenbunker is one of the most unique, educational sites in Canada. While on tour, your class will immerse themselves in the Cold War and experience Canadian history from a perspective unlike any other.
3929 Carp Road Ottawa (Carp) ON
It’s an easy A! Movies Make Learning Fun. Whether it’s a break to catch the latest, most talked about ﬁlm, or a curated selection that will enhance your curriculum, we’re here to create an easy A+ movie -going experience for educators and their students. For more information, to request a speciﬁc ﬁlm or create your personal experience.
Locations: Orleans, Kanata Landmark & Landmark Orleans
LAURIER HOUSE - PARKS CANADA
Step into our country’s political history and enter the former residence of two of Canada’s most important Prime Ministers, Sir Wilfrid Laurier and William Lyon Mackenzie King. Students will enjoy the fabulous collection of objects and artwork and learn about the two men’s personal and political life.
335, Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa, ON
Plan an exciting daytime or after-school ﬁeld trip to Eastern Ontario’s top resort for Skiing-In-Schools programs. We specialize in ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities, with a cafeteria and rental equipment readily available. For the non-skier we oﬀer day-time tubing and snowshoe orienteering designed to meet Ontario’s physical education and social studies curriculum. With over 30 years of experience no other area oﬀers school groups such a wide range of winter activities.
Located in Pakenham, just west of Ottawa
NATIONAL GALLERY OF CANADA
See Canada’s visual arts treasures and discover the remarkable stories that have shaped this country in our Canadian and Indigenous Galleries. Student workshops, hands-on discovery visits and guided tours promote careful and thoughtful looking at artworks, emphasize learning through guided discussion, and encourage students to use their personal experience to interpret art. Come celebrate creativity at one of Canada’s most impressive landmarks.
VIRTUAL TOUR: One of the highlights of the Canadian and Indigenous Galleries is its salon-style wall, featuring a floor-to-ceiling selection of 23 works from the 19th and 20th centuries. Don’t miss this unforgettable feature, brought to you here virtually. LEARN MORE
380 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Group Reservations Phone: 613-990-4888
OTTAWA MUSEUMS NETWORK
Choose your next adventure with the Ottawa Museum Network where you can revisit the past and discover your future with tailored school programs for students from kindergarten to Grade 12.Ottawa Museums Network: Adventures and Stories that inspire!
Phone: 613-234-1999 x 102
Residence of the Governor General
Visit the historic residence and workplace of Canada’s Governor General. Learn about his/her role. Can’t make it to Rideau Hall? GGinteractive gives Canadian students the opportunity to ask the Governor General questions.
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1 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 1-866-842-ggca (4422)
ROYAL CANADIAN MINT
A UNIQUELY CANADIAN EXPERIENCE
Book a guided tour through the Royal Canadian Mint’s impressive state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Visit our Boutique which oﬀers beautiful Canadian collector coins and great gifts!
320 Sussex Drive, Ottawa, ON
Phone: 1-800-276-7714 | 613-993-8990
www.MINT.CA | www.MONNAIE.CA
Photo: Royal Canadian Mint, Ottawa
PRESENTATIONS FOR STUDENTS: Skills Ontario is thrilled to continue to inspire students to explore the skilled trades and technologies through virtual presentations. Educators can book a presentation for their classroom here, and students can individually book by emailing email@example.com. Please note that Skills Ontario has also developed its First Nations, Métis, and Inuit student-focused presentation to be offered virtually. View the dates and times of our upcoming presentations for students below!
- Jan 20 @ 1:00pm
- Jan 28 @ 4:30pm
PRESENTATIONS FOR EDUCATORS: Skills Ontario is also offering free live online presentations for parents/guardians to learn more about the skilled trades/technologies and apprenticeship. If you are a board contact or educator interested in booking a private presentation exclusively for parents/guardians of your students, please book HERE.
Please note that the Ontario government has provided support that covers the cost for presentations this year, meaning there is no fee for you to view a presentation.
Opportunities in the Skilled Trades and Technologies - Elementary & Secondary Editions
VALLEYVIEW LITTLE ANIMAL FARM
Children and adults alike will enjoy seeing a wide variety of animals and birds up close, from alpacas to zebus, goats to geese. New farm babies in the spring, to pumpkin harvest in the fall. Ride the Valleyview Express to see what’s growing in the fields and play in our creative farm playgrounds. Explore Bill’s Old Farm Museum to learn about our agricultural past.
Watch “Follow the Seasons on the Farm” and our singing chicken show “The Hen House 5”. Come and spend a day in the country at Valleyview Little Animal Farm.
4750 Fallowﬁeld Rd., Nepean (Ottawa)
Hours: Spring/Fall, 9:30 – 3 Tues- Fri; 10 – 4 Sat & Sun; July and August: 9:30 – 4, Tues – Sun; Closed Mondays, Open all Holiday Mondays
Photo: Valleyview Little Animal Farm, Ottawa
Cartier Place Suite Hotel
School groups are welcome! Suite dreams await you at this family owned and operated suite hotel. We oﬀer 250 spacious studio one and two luxurious family suites complete with kitchens and private balconies. Enjoy the indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna, Jacuzzi, exercise room and games room. The garden patio features a children’s playground complete with shuﬄeboard. Children’s welcome gift, complimentary toys and cartoon channels, cribs, high chairs, and baby- sitting services are available.
Awarded “Ottawa Child & Youth Friendly Designated Hotel” and “Winner of the Certiﬁcate of Excellence by TripAdvisor.” Located between the Rideau Canal and trendy Elgin Street. Children under 16 stay free with parents. Ask about the special rates and packages for all ages.
180 Cooper St., downtown Ottawa
Phone: 613-236-5000 or 1-800-236-8399
Photo: Cartier Place Suite Hotel, Ottawa
Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Constructed in 1867, this National Historic Site of Canada now features a blend of the old and new, all related to the history of the Mississippi Valley and the textile industry. Exhibitions range from early mill history and period mill equipment to cottage industry and eclectic modern ﬁbre art exhibitions.
Our museum combines traditional static and working displays of textile equipment and processes with activities and events focusing on the region’s heritage, culture and role of the textile industry in the development of Canada.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITS - LEARN MORE
3, Rosamond St. E., Almonte, ON
Photo: Mississippi Valley Textile Museum
Plan an exciting daytime or after-school ﬁeld trip or family get-away to Eastern Ontario’s top resort for Skiing-In-Schools programs. We specialize in ski and snowboard lessons for all ages and abilities, with a cafeteria and rental equipment readily available. For the non-skier we oﬀer daytime nature discovery, snowshoeing, and snow tubing designed to meet Ontario’s physical education and social studies curriculum.
With over 30 years of experience no other area oﬀers school groups such a wide range of winter activities.
Located in Pakenham, just west of Ottawa
SOUTH NATION CONSERVATION - Watershed Adventures
From biodiversity to the water cycle and everything in between, we are pleased to oﬀer hands-on, curriculum-based environmental education in Eastern Ontario. Revamped and ready for school groups in the spring of 2021 is SNC’s Maple Syrup Education program.
And if you’re unable to travel for an education program, we oﬀer many in-class programs including our newest addition to our roster of programming, the Stream of Dreams eco-education program. For a complete listing of our programs, please visit our website.
38 Victoria Street, Finch ON
FOLEY MOUNTAIN CONSERVATION AUTHORITY
Baxter Conservation Area in Ottawa and Foley Mountain Conservation Area in Westport oﬀer outdoor environmental education program for students from kindergarten to grade 12. Our programs provide students with interactive, experiential, curriculum-based experiences that will help them to understand our natural world and their relationship with it.
Come learn ﬁrsthand in our outdoor classroom!
Phone: 613-489-3592 or 613-273-3255
HERITAGE HOUSE MUSEUM
The Heritage House Museum and the Railway Museum of Eastern Ontario would like to welcome you to Smiths Falls! Oﬀering unique Canadian stories, each museum presents world class experiences for all ages. Discover a two-storey indoor privy, take a hand-car ride down the former Canadian Northern track or have a picturesque picnic along the shores of the Historic Rideau Canal waterway.
11 Old Slys Road, Smiths Falls, ON.
RAILWAY MUSEUM OF EASTERN ONTARIO
A rail museum in a former CN station, stands on the abandoned right-of-way of a Canadian Northern Railway line which once led southwest toward Napanee. The RMEO works to preserve the 1913 Canadian Northern station and a collection of historic rollingstock, equipment and railway memorabilia.
90 William Street W. Smiths Falls, ON.
AMELIASBURGH HISTORICAL MUSEUM & PIONEER VILLAGE
Built in 1868 as the Wesleyan Methodist Church, now the site features a log cabin, display barns, a blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, dairy and bee-keeping buildings, and the Goldie Corliss 18 foot ﬂywheel! A highlight is Amelia's Tea Room, open during Special Events. The grounds area also home to the Victoria Schoolhouse.
VIRTUAL SCHOOL PROGRAMS AVAILABLE - LEARN MORE
517 County Road 19, Ameliasburgh
A country themed attraction, right oﬀ Highway 401, that provides both a welcome respite from travelling, and a source of unique shopping and activities for all ages. Apple Pie Factory & Bakery where you can watch goodies being made right before your eyes! Quick serve Restaurant, Country Store, Treat Shoppes and Free Outdoor Activities.
262 Orchard Drive, Colborne, ON Exit 497 OFF HWY 401
BIRD HOUSE CITY
Over 100 birdhouses, most are repro-ductions of historic buildings and other recognizable structures, also bird watching stations.
Bleasdell Boulder Conservation Area &Trail, Quinte West
The boulder is believed to be the largest glacial erratic in Ontario. Also: Fishing, Boardwalk - 4 km of trails. Free Admission
County Road 33, Quinte West
GLANMORE NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Learn all about Glanmore’s Second Empire architecture, the recent interior restoration project, extensive ﬁne art collection and more! Tours can be tailored to meet a wide range of curriculum needs.
257 Bridge Street East, Belleville, ON
MARINERS PARK MUSEUM
The Museum explores the many ways the inhabitants of Prince Edward County have earned their living from the surrounding waters from ﬁshing and ship building through ice harvesting and rum running. You can also explore Fort Kente and enjoy a picnic in the park. More than 50 shipwrecks have been located in the waters surrounding Prince Edward County and the Museum has become the home of many treasures retrieved during early diving expeditions.
VIRTUAL PROGRAMS FOR TEACHERS AVAILABLE - LEARN MORE
2065 County Road 13, South Bay, ON
NATIONAL AIR FORCE MUSEUM OF CANADA
Are you teaching your students about the theory of ﬂight, structures and mechanisms or about Canadian history? Looking for a Remembrance Day activity? Then come to the NAFMC for a hands-on experience to enhance your classroom teaching.
220 RCAF Rd, Trenton, ON
Phone: 613-965-3874 or 613-965-RCAF
SANDBANKS PROVINCIAL PARK
One of the largest sand bar and dune systems in the world, with long stretches of clean, wide beaches and shallow waters which are ideal for children. Camping facilities and children’s activities are oﬀered.
Located just past town of Picton, ON
Hours: daily, 8am to 10pm
Photo: City of Kingston, Market Square by Tourism Kingston
AGNES ETHERINGTON ART CENTRE
Our thematic school programs for Grades1–8 encourage looking, dialogue and active engagement with original works of art in our galleries. They fuse art appreciation with hands-on creation to oﬀer a multi-faceted learning experience. We develop cross-curricular programs annually, based on current exhibitions.
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36 University Avenue, Queen’s University, Kingston
Phone: 613-533-6000 x 77053
DISCO BALL EVENTS ROLLERSKATING
Roller Skating - Friday afternoon school specials We invite schools to enjoy an afternoon of Roller Skating with themed music and activities provided by DISCO BALL EVENTS. Or use facility as event space. We customize around student and teachers requirements. Open concept ﬂat surface with over 15,000 square footage that can be conﬁgured with roller skating obstacles, presentations and theatre events with staging and audio video production included. Contact us for pricing
170 York Street, Napanee, ON
KINGSTON MILITARY FAMILY RESOURCE CENTRE
The KMFRC is a registered, Non-Proﬁt, charitable organization that supports and enhances the health and well-being of the Military community through positive action, education and support. The KMFRC is dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the Military community with programs and services that help create a supportive community of resilient military families.
Canadian Forces Base Kingston - 32 Lundy’s Lane, Kingston, ON
Phone: 613-541-5010 x. 5195
It’s an easy A! Movies Make Learning Fun.
Whether it’s a break to catch the latest, most talked about ﬁlm, or a curated selection that will enhance your curriculum, we’re here to create an easy A+ movie -going experience for educators and their students. For more information, to request a speciﬁc ﬁlm or create your personal experience visit www.landmarkcinemas.com/group-sales
Location: 120 Dalton Ave, Kingston, ON
MILITARY COMMUNICATIONS & ELECTRONICS MUSEUM
From early telephones and Morse code to satellites and secret codes, the Military Communications and Electronics Museum proudly displays the achievements of Canada’s Military Communications and Electronics Branch. From the First World War to UN Peacekeeping operations of today. Call about camps, and various programs offered.
Hours: Open Weekly 10am-4pm
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Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Craftsman Blvd, Kingston ON
FORT HENRY NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Designed in partnership with the Lime-stone District School Board, this hands-on approach will achieve your curriculum objectives. Your classroom will be moved to a British Fort interpreted during 1867.Core curriculum will include: language studies, technology and design, social
studies, physical education, history, geography and geology. Students pretend to be 1867 Soldiers of the British Army, posted at Fort Henry!
VIRTUAL FORT HENRY - LEARN MORE
1 Fort Henry Dr., Kingston, ON
BOILER ROOM CLIMBING GYM
This Indoor wall climbing gym includes 41routes, a bouldering cave, and a 100’ tall chimney (Canada’s highest indoor climb!!). Oﬀering a safe and unique option for class outings. Beginners welcome. Their trained staﬀ do the teaching! Children under 14 must be accompanied by adults.
The Woolen Mill Bldg., 4 Cataraqui St., East Wing. Kingston, ON
Call about school group packages 613-549-0520
Dynamic, educational performances for students and their teachers throughout the year. These shows teach and inspire through theatre, humour, movement and music. An extensive line-up of public performances for young children, and youth.
218 Princess St. Kingston, ON
HEALTH CARE MUSEUM
What did Canadians think caused disease in the 1700’s and 1800’s? How did students learn about the human body without microscopes or x-rays? What kind of instruments did doctors use in the 19th century?.
Ann Baillie Building, George St. Between Stuart and King Streets, Kingston, ON
ISABEL BADER CNETRE FOR PERFORMING ARTS
The 2021 season of the Isabel features celebrated Canadian artists and world-class performers in a stunningly designed building with a breathtaking view of Lake Ontario.
613-533-2424 or 1-855-533-2424390 King Street West, Kingston
KINGSTON CITY HALL NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE & MUSEUM
Built while Kingston was the ﬁrst Capital of Canada – 1841 to 1843, City Hall is a magniﬁcent museum and historic treasure. Majestic rooms like Memorial Hall and Council Chambers are an architectural delight. Call about tours.
216 Ontario St. Kingston, ON
LITTLE CATARAQUI CREEK CONSERVATION AREA
The Conservation Authority oﬀers curriculum-based conservation education programs for children from K-12. Programs are seasonal and based on nature or environmental theme. Programs include nature studies, ecological footprint, weather, soils, wetlands, mapping and maple syrup.
MACLACHLAN WOODWORKING MUSEUM
Located on the grounds of Grass Creek Park the MacLachlan oﬀers a variety of curriculum linked school programs developed for grades K-8. See our website for a description of our programs: Trees, Seeds, and Feathers and First Nations Legacy.
2993 Highway 2 East, Kingston, ON
MILLER MUSEUM OF GEOLOGY AND MINERALOGY
Located in the Department of Geological Sciences and Geological Engineering at Queen’s University in Kingston. It is a small but active earth-science teaching museum for local schools. The museum features many fossil and mineral displays, An extensive Geology of the Kingston Area exhibit, and an educational tour program of “hands on” geology activities for school groups. During a visit, your class may pass around objects such as meteorites, dinosaur bones and other fossils, and examples of diﬀerent rocks and minerals.
Miller Hall, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON
PUMP HOUSE STEAM MUSEUM
The Pump House Steam Museum is adding even more science, tech, engineering, arts and math to our programming - putting the S.T.E.A.M in our Museum!
23 Ontario St. Kingston, ON
Phone: 613-544-PUMP (7867)
QUEEN'S UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS
for Elementary & High School Students Arts and Science Undergraduate Society (ASUS) - workshops for elementary schools during the months of May and June, ASUS Camps oﬀers hour-long innovative, interactive, and educational workshops-based on the Ontario curriculum. Enrichment Studies Unit (ESU): For students in Grades 6 to 12 ESU oﬀers enrichment opportunities to above average and gifted students in Grades 6 to 12, within the Queen’s University setting. Each year, the ESU attracts about 3,000 students who spend one to ﬁve days studying an academically rigorous course and experiencing university life.
See website for details on other programs offered.
We will constantly be updating our information. PLEASE do contact the individual attractions for more detailed information.
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