Canada's Coolest School Trip

2019 Winners

Grade 7,8 and 9 and Secondary 1, 2 and 3 classes were asked to make a photo essay documenting a stewardship activity in which they participated related to a Parks Canada place or the Parks Canada mandate. So many inspiring entries were submitted, making it a difficult choice for the judges to pick this year’s winners. Congratulations to everyone who entered!

Grand Prize:



Khàtìnas.àxh Community School, Teslin, Yukon 

Ms. Keenan’s grade 5,6 and 7 students from Khàtìnas.àxh Community School, Yukon, put together a very inspiring photo essay on their efforts to share their local traditions and language with the world. They spent hours making their website and using social media to spread their message. Their original photo essay that clearly explained their stewardship activity has won them an all-expenses-paid trip to Manitoba! Congratulations! 


Runner-up Prizes: 

Pauline Johnson Elementary, West Vancouver, British Columbia

The photo essay made by students from Pauline Johnson Elementary in West Vancouver, British Columbia highlighted their work to clean up Stanley Park’s waterfront with a garbage clean-up and oysters. 

Indian Head High School, Indian Head, Saskatchewan

Choosing to share Métis culture with students and community members, Indian Head High School created a captivating photo essay linked to Batoche National Historic Site of Canada to showcase their learnings through interactive activities. 

Jack Chambers PS, London, Ontario

Jack Chambers PS used many unique shots in their photo essay to tell the story of their journey to research water issues, test water quality in their local watershed and create public displays and videos to educate the community about waters issues both locally at National Parks. 

Honourable Mentions 

The judges of Canada’s Coolest School Trip contest are pleased to recognize this year’s six honourable mentions.

Edmonton Christian Northeast School, Edmonton, Alta.

Silverspring, Saskatoon, Sask.

Tecumseh Vista Academy, Tecumseh, Ont.

Polyvalente des Berges, Les Bergeronnes, Qc

Juvénat Notre-Dame, Lévis, Qc

Amalgamated Academy, Bay Roberts, N.L.