Ultimate Field Trip Guide – Canada

Canada is an amazing country – you can see and experience it from coast to coast through some unique and exciting destinations. Whether we’re taking a journey to a local attraction for a learning experience day, or travelling from one coast to the other, or even touring the country from in front of our computer screen – there are field trips all over Canada to explore.

Sharla, a Canadian homeschooling Mom with 7 kids, has created an amazing resource for any homeschooler, traveller, or Canadian explorer who wants to stop and see some great destinations. It’s called The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips in Canada, which you can find on her website, The Chaos and the Clutter.The Ultimate Guide to Field Trips in Canada by Sharla Kostelyk

Inside this 75 page e-Book, you will find the country broken down into each individual province and territory with an extensive list of field trip location ideas. Each of these has a brief explanation of what the location is along with their corresponding website links. Although Sharla is clear that her list is not every location available in each province, it IS very detailed. The destinations range from the high-interest tourist spots – like Niagara Falls, the Parliament Buildings of Canada, Calgary Zoo, Children’s Museums, etc – to the lesser known sites like Head Smashed In Buffalo Jump and Star Egg (an egg rating facility that does tours).

After these detailed provincial sections, the final segment provides a great list of ideas that you can use to look for some more local and intimate field trips in your community. Places like local farms, car shows, and pizzerias. It’s a great jumping point to think outside the box for a fun field trip experience.

One of the neat ideas is that you can use the links included to create a virtual field trip to some pretty awesome locations. Considering that it would take ages to visit each one in person (Road Trip, Anyone??), this is a fantastic way to learn more about our history and country.

There are over 600 destinations listed in this guide, which, I’d say really does make it live up to its name.

Find it in my shop here: https://shop.thecanadianhomeschooler.com/product/the-ultimate-guide-to-field-trips-in-canada/


64 Comment(s)

  • by kathy downey Posted May 2, 2014 11:13 am


  • by Agnes O. Posted May 2, 2014 2:03 pm

    I’d love to visit Prince Edward Island.

  • by Mary-Ellen Posted May 2, 2014 6:52 pm

    I would love to see Niagara Falls. Hopefully next summer!

  • by Tammy Posted May 3, 2014 1:51 am

    this would be so cool- we daydream all the time about places to go but I don’t know where we would go!

  • by Isabelle Lussier Posted May 4, 2014 9:15 am

    I would love to bring the kids out west with ourRV

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 4, 2014 9:35 am

      We did this a couple of time when I was a kid. I have great memories from it!

  • by shelby Posted May 4, 2014 9:26 am

    Planning a road trip out East next year, stopping each way in Quebec and Ottawa and spending a week or two on the Bay of Fundy.

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 4, 2014 9:36 am

      Oh that sounds fun. The East Coast is so beautiful.

  • by dawn Posted May 4, 2014 10:42 am


  • by Angela Posted May 4, 2014 11:11 am

    I love this idea for a book.

  • by Rice Posted May 4, 2014 3:56 pm

    Would be a great resource for our own province, never mind for planning trips elsewhere!

  • by sdlawren Posted May 4, 2014 5:49 pm

    Pacific Rim National Park

  • by Jill Posted May 4, 2014 6:11 pm

    I’d love to visit PEI.

  • by Laura Posted May 4, 2014 9:37 pm

    Hi from NB!

  • by helen Posted May 4, 2014 9:43 pm

    I’d like to visit PEI.

  • by Ruth Suyamin Posted May 4, 2014 10:28 pm

    I would love to experience the east coast….specifically PEI 🙂

    Ruth Suyamin

  • by Mandy Tremblay Posted May 4, 2014 11:00 pm

    We would love to see Niagara Falls!! And PEI!

  • by Denise FB Posted May 5, 2014 6:36 am

    I’d love to go to Newfoundland and Labrador – it looks so ruggedly beautiful.

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 5, 2014 12:17 pm

      The only province I haven’t been to and really want to see! I agree – so beautiful!

  • by Marci Posted May 5, 2014 9:22 am


    • by LisaMarie Posted May 5, 2014 5:00 pm

      I love Montreal! 😀

    • by grace Posted May 20, 2014 9:49 am

      Hi Marci, I am new to this group, but am from Montreal, so anytime you do decide to come and visit we would be more than happy to show you some nice spots.

    • by grace Posted May 20, 2014 10:05 am

      Hi Everyone, I am new to this site and would like to know if there are Montreal or Laval homeschoolers, to exchange ideas and os excursions?

  • by Joy Godwin Posted May 5, 2014 7:47 pm

    I would love to see the East coast – PEI is where my roots are and I have some dear friends in Gros Morne(spelling?) in Newfoundland. The pics have been amazing and would love to take some myself!!

  • by Marsha T Posted May 5, 2014 10:50 pm

    We would love to visit PEI

  • by Homeschooling in Nova Scotia Posted May 6, 2014 5:53 pm

    I would actually love to visit PEI! I haven’t been there yet and we live one province over, although it is a very long drive or very long ferry ride.
    ~ Kimberly

  • by FigTwig Posted May 6, 2014 8:19 pm

    Haida Gwaii

  • by Steph M Posted May 6, 2014 9:05 pm


  • by Margaret Posted May 7, 2014 10:01 am

    Would love to see all of Canada 🙂

  • by Sunnid Posted May 7, 2014 2:18 pm

    I would love to see the province of British Columbia.

  • by monique Posted May 7, 2014 6:46 pm


  • by Heidi Shaw Posted May 9, 2014 12:15 pm

    Prince Edward Island- Anne’s House!

  • by Eden Posted May 9, 2014 6:46 pm

    I would love to visit Montreal.

  • by Erika E Posted May 9, 2014 8:49 pm

    I’d like to visit Vancouver Island.

  • by Megan Posted May 10, 2014 10:02 am

    Would love to travel east and see Ontario in the fall :o)

  • by Rachael DeBruin Posted May 11, 2014 10:39 pm

    I would love to see PEI! Rachael @ Diamonds in the Rough

  • by Allie Posted May 12, 2014 11:29 am

    I would love to go to PEI – a lifelong dream – and see Cavendish beach, the red roads and of course Green Gables!

  • by cindy Posted May 12, 2014 1:32 pm

    Montreal. My husband lived there and I’ve always wanted to visit.

  • by Nelleke from P.E.I. Posted May 12, 2014 8:47 pm

    I would love to see BC.

  • by Erica B Posted May 12, 2014 9:31 pm

    Living in Western New York, I have visited Ontario many, many times. I would love to know more neat spots to go up there. Also on our wish list is Canadian Rockies by train, PEI, and somewhere in Eastern Canada for the 2015 World Cup!

    • by LisaMarie Posted May 13, 2014 6:41 am

      That sounds like an amazing trip!! 😀

  • by Shari Goss (@knitwitshair) Posted May 13, 2014 2:31 pm


  • by Brianne Hager Posted May 13, 2014 2:57 pm

    I would love to visit Vancouver Island.

  • by DARLENE WISSENZ Posted May 13, 2014 8:14 pm

    Go west young person isn’t that the saying. I would like to stop in Drumheller, Alberta.

  • by Amanda Murray Posted May 13, 2014 8:15 pm

    I’d have to say anywhere and everywhere, but hopefully out to BC someday… 😀

  • by Michelle Breker Posted May 14, 2014 6:36 am

    I’d love to drive and see the Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia! I’ve been to the east coast and it’s one of my favourite places of all time! I didn’t get to do the Cabot Trail that visit though!

  • by Kim Lapointe Posted May 14, 2014 4:25 pm

    I’d love to see just about anywhere but if I need to choose, I’d say St. John’s, NFLD.

  • by Courtney Posted May 14, 2014 5:14 pm

    Newfoundland! It’s in the books for next summer

  • by Kayla Gilbert Posted May 14, 2014 7:11 pm

    I’ve always wanted to go to Vancouver.

  • by Holly Posted May 14, 2014 8:33 pm

    I would love to go to PEI

  • by Carolle H Posted May 15, 2014 10:38 am

    My next place to visit is suppose to be Toronto 🙂

  • by Alecia F Posted May 16, 2014 10:35 pm

    This book sounds fantastic. Not just for homeschool trips but to also maximize the things that can be done in your province. Road trip anyone?

  • by Silvia D Posted May 16, 2014 10:51 pm

    would love to go to Yukon and see thenorthern lights up close!

  • by Lisa Posted May 17, 2014 3:03 pm

    I would love to go west 🙂

  • by Terri B Posted May 21, 2014 7:31 am

    The Great Bear rain forest in BC

  • by sarah miller Posted May 22, 2014 10:03 am

    we so want to road trip to P.E.I.

  • by ChristineG Posted May 23, 2014 7:56 am

    I would love to visit Grise Ford, Canada’s most Northern Community. 🙂

  • by Alycia Posted May 23, 2014 8:20 am

    Would love to take my family across Canada!

  • by Christine A Posted May 23, 2014 8:39 am

    I would love a trip to Newfoundland someday.

  • by Chelle Posted May 23, 2014 9:27 am

    I would love to go to Montreal

  • by Amber Posted May 23, 2014 10:18 am


    • by LisaMarie Posted May 23, 2014 11:25 am

      One of the people I’d consider my best friend currently lives in Nunavut. Her blog is full of amazing, beautiful photos and all her crazy North experiences. http://www.sarahontheroad.com – I’m jealous of all the cool northern lights (but i am not jealous of so much snow. LOL).

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  • by Jennifer Warren Posted February 26, 2016 9:59 am

    Hi, Lisa! I just wanted to share a FB page I started last year for families wanting to make the treck across Canada. Anyone can update the files with their own travel ideas (things to see, places to stay, etc.), I’m sure a lot of your families will find this helpful 🙂

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