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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.
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 (a 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.
The PDF e-Book is only $5.99, or you can download it for Kindle, Kobo, or Nook if you’d prefer.
Tell me, where in Canada would you want to visit?