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Help the My Parks Pass team pick this year’s winner by voting once per day starting on March 6, 2017. The top twelve videos as voted by you will move on to the judging round for the grand prize. Spread the word to get as much support as possible for your favourite video!

Grand prize:

An all-expenses-paid trip to Nova Scotia from June 5-9, 2017, for a class of up to thirty (30) students and one (1) adult chaperone per ten (10) students.

The trip includes a four (4) night, five (5) day trip to Parks Canada places in Nova Scotia where students will explore the beautiful landscape and experience Mi’kmaq culture in Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, discover Canada’s first National Historic Site, Fort Anne, take part in a spooky ghost tour at the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site, uncover the tragic and powerful Acadian history at the UNESCO World Heritage and National Historic Site, Grand-Pré, and so much more!

Round-trip regular class flights to and from the airport served by Air Canada nearest the winning class, for travel to Halifax, Nova Scotia, are included and supported by Air Canada.


Read about last year’s trip on our blog!



Runner-up prizes:

Five (5) runner-up winners will be selected from the top twelve (12) videos as determined by public voting. Each video’s score will be determined by a panel of judges based on the rubric provided hereEach winning class will receive a field trip to a local Parks Canada place to a maximum value of $1,000 (Parks Canada may include additional in-kind contributions such as educational programming). If the class is not located near a Parks Canada place the contest group entities will arrange a field trip to a similar local location of historical or natural significance. The field trip destination will be discussed between the winning teacher and the Contest Group Entities. Any costs above $1,000 are the responsibility of the class.

Honourable mentions:

Five (5) honourable mentions will be awarded consisting of prize packages from the Contest Group Entities. All videos entered in the contest are eligible for an honourable mention, regardless of the number of votes received during the public voting phase. Prize packages include:  

  • A Parks Canada gift bag including a pair of sunglasses per student and more
  • A one-year subscription to Canadian Geographic per winning class
  • One Canadian Geographic  photo magazine per student
  • A Canadian Wildlife Federation calendar per student and a bat box per winning class
  • A one-year subscription to both Canadian Wildlife and Wild magazines per winning class

About Halifax Citadel National Historic Site

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Rules and regulations

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