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School trips to Canada offer students the opportunity to learn more about Canada’s history and culture, as well as that of the New World as a whole.

You’ll explore the spectacular landscapes and discover the rich multiculturalism and bilingualism that makes Canada so special.

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Why visit Canada?

Explore buzzing Toronto

Most of our school groups choose to base their educational tour to Canada in Toronto. Canada’s largest city, Toronto is an important cultural and financial centre for North America and is also one of the most multicultural cities in the world.

And from Toronto, you mustn’t miss the opportunity to see Niagara Falls, which lie on the border between the USA and Canada! We can even arrange for you to take a boat trip to see them up close – for many of our groups, this is a highlight of their school trip to Canada!

Rich multiculturalism and bilingualism

Canada is recognised as one of the most multicultural societies on Earth, making it a fantastic choice for a school trip designed to broaden students’ cultural horizons.

In fact, the Canadian government has pursued multiculturalism as policy since the 1970s. And Canada’s long history of immigration has led to the number of cultures represented here.

There are strong English Canadian and French Canadian cultures, with both English and French recognised as official languages.

Discover the New World

On your school trip to Canada, your students will have the exciting opportunity to discover the ‘New World’. At the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto, your students can learn more about Canada’s indigenous peoples and their histories and cultures.

Toronto’s cityscape also helps paint a picture of the history of North America. The city’s Distillery District is home to the largest collection of preserved Victorian industrial architecture in North America. And a construction boom in the 1960s and 1970s led to what some have called the ‘Manhattanization’ of the city, whose skyline is now dominated by skyscrapers.

Activities in Canada that your school group will love

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is far more than a natural phenomenon, it is a world-class destination with something for everyone. Take in

Ontario Science Centre

Themission at the Ontario Science Centre is "to delight, inform and challenge visitors through engaging and thought-provoking experiences in science

Royal Ontario Museum

The collections and research are the basis of the Royal Ontario Museum's international reputation. Numbering almost six million objects, the

CN Tower

Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognisable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m, it

Hockey Hall of Fame

Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL! Guests can take

Hornblower Cruises

By far the best way to see the Niagara Falls is on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Tourists have been visiting

CN Tower

Defining the Toronto skyline, the CN Tower is Canada's most recognisable and celebrated icon. At a height of 553.33m, it

Hockey Hall of Fame

Home of the Stanley Cup and the best of hockey, you can DO IT ALL...AT THE HALL! Guests can take

Hornblower Cruises

By far the best way to see the Niagara Falls is on a Hornblower Niagara Cruise. Tourists have been visiting

Where to visit in Canada

Learn more about Canada school trips

Read some of our latest blogs covering school trips to Canada.

Why Halsbury Education trips?

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FAQs

I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?
Yes, absolutely. The destinations listed on our website are only a sample of the different trips we can offer. If you have another destination in mind, simply fill out our enquiry form with all your requirements and one of our Tour Advisers will be in touch with a tailor-made quote.
Do you offer travel insurance?

We do offer travel insurance as an optional extra - find out more in our travel insurance resource which includes the policy documents and FAQs. 

If you choose not to purchase this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine), just remember that you must have suitable travel and medical insurance in place to cover your group. 

How far ahead should I start planning my trip?

As a general rule, we recommend that you start planning your trip 12-18 months before you want to travel.

This gives you plenty of time to get it approved and launched to students and parents.

Planning early will mean you have a greater choice of accommodation and travel options - and it will make paying for the trip easier for families.

Want to travel sooner than this? It's possible to plan a trip in a shorter amount of time. Whenever you're ready to start planning, we'll be here to support you.  And make sure you check out the many trip-planning guides in our resource hub

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?
Every trip we organise is unique and your itinerary manager will work with you to understand your curriculum and adapt the itinerary to suit your learning objectives. The itineraries featured on our website are just a sample of what's achievable within a given timeframe. The trip duration and the activities and excursions can be tailored to your needs and budget.
What accommodation options are available?
You can see examples of the types of accommodation we have available in different destinations on the sample trip pages linked above. All of our accommodation partners have been chosen based on their suitability for school groups. As a member of the School Travel Forum (STF), you can be certain that all accommodation contracted by us complies with local legislation with respect to fire and general safety, is contracted by trained Halsbury Travel staff or reputable agents, receives a standard audit and risk assessment prior to use by Halsbury Travel and receives a supplementary audit if it is used on five or more occasions in a year. Your Tour Adviser will discuss your accommodation preferences with you when putting together your tailor-made quote and will assist you in choosing the best accommodation for your budget and requirements.

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