Canada's Coolest School Trip

2013 Winners

Last year, students created a print, radio or television advertisement encouraging people to visit the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site and/or Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Take a look at the winning submissions and learn more about the grand prize winning trip!

Grand Prize Winner (Video)



I Wish I Was at Fort Louisbourg

By: ces grade 8 from Caronport Elementary School

Mrs. Pylatuk’s class produced a fantastic advertisement highlighting some of the many activities that you can participate in at the Fortress of Louisbourg. Her imaginative students captured the adventure and excitement of Cape Breton Island perfectly in their one-minute video.



Read an article about the trip in the July/August 2013 issue of Canadian Geographic


Category Winners


These three classes went above and beyond to create compelling advertisements for Parks Canada’s sites on Cape Breton Island. Using different mediums all of these talented grade 8/secondary II students virtually took their audiences directly to the Fortress of Lousibourg and Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Congratulations on a great job!

Video Winner



The Fortress of Louisbourg commercial

By: Enviro School from Environmental School Maple Ridge BC

This informative video combined humour and history in an engaging way to inform their audience about the opportunities that await tourists in Cape Breton, N.S.


Print Winner


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PrintAd Tyndale

By: Classroom 1 from Tyndale Christian School

Tyndale Christian School prepared a ready-to-print ad that could be used in a magazine today. Balancing photos and information, this advertisement caught the judges’ attention right away.


Audio Winner



Publicité de Louisbourg

By: Les 8e from École Héritage

École Héritage’s crisp and clean audio advertisement transported their audience to the rocky shores of Nova Scotia. Their message was clear and focused and encouraged listeners to hop on a plane as soon as possible!


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