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.
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.
The National Gallery of Art was conceived and given to the people of the United States by Andrew W. Mellon (1855–1937). Mellon was a financier and art collector from Pittsburgh who came to Washington in 1921 to serve as secretary of the treasury. During his years of public service he came to believe that the United States should have a national art museum equal to those of other great nations.
Students encounter original works of art on docent-led tours that complement and enhance classroom learning. They will take time to look carefully, ask questions, and develop their own interpretations. Through open-ended discussion they will discover that questions seldom have a single answer and that art can possess multiple layers of meaning. Their shared endeavor, in which all voices are valued, becomes a powerful learning experience that will be memorable and meaningful.
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.
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.
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.
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 Pointe-à-Callière for an unforgettable adventure at an authentic archaeological site! Interactive tours at the museum are a unique concept. Pointe-à-Callière guides are storytellers who bring the history of the site alive for all types of visitors.
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.
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.
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. We can provide a variety of services such as: Walking tours, Step on services and accompaniment services. In addition, we have student group activities that can be added to your groups visit.
Also, we have developed a fun activity in the form of a Scavenger Hunt; where the students work in groups of 4 to find the correct answers to questions we have prepared. This can be done in addition to the walking tour or separately.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.