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Hello there, educators!

While waiting for travel opportunities to improve, it is still possible to look forward to your next educational tour with your students in one (or more!) of our top pick Canadian cities.

Until then, why not get some knowledge and inspiration by checking out the fun facts we gathered for you below?

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The capital of British Columbia has an annual flower count since 1976. This fun and cheerful ritual was born of a suggestion made by Nora Fitzsimmons, a local florist in the early 1970s. It is mentioned in school books, encouraging local students to take part through an official competition. Among other associations, it is organized today by the famous and breath-taking Butchart Gardens, a colorful sight to include in your next student itinerary.

In 2019, the total blooms counted in the city was nearly 20 billion!




Largely one of the city's main landmarks, gorgeous Stanley Park is also 10% larger than New York City's Central Park. Boasting a total of 1001 acres, it is a wide playground for you and your students to explore natural and cultural wonders – don't miss the First Nations totem poles located at the heart of the park! You may also wish to get to know its history and dark secrets by taking a guided tour and further enhance your experience.




Despite being a vibrant cosmopolitan city, Calgary is nicknamed "the Cowntown" due to its location at the heart of Canada's biggest beef-cattle production. Owning over two-fifths of the national total cattle herd, Alberta ranks higher than all provinces and states in Canada and the United States with the exception of Texas. The nickname also finds its roots in the annual Calgary Stempede Rodeo festival.




180 languages and dialects are spoken in the linguistic city of Toronto, making it a riveting multicultural destination for language and history teachers. The top 10 non-official languages are respectively Chinese, Cantonese, Italian, Spanish, Tagalog (Philipino), Tamil, Mandarin, Portuguese, Persian, and Urdu – roughly half the population lists another language than English as their mother tongue! This multiethnicity largely shapes the identity of the city and can be experienced in areas such as Little Italy, Chinatown, and Little Portugal.




"Bytown" is home to a fascinating UNESCO World heritage site: the Rideau Canal. This intact construction from the 19th century was originally built for military reasons back in the times when the United States and Great Britain were competing for the region. 202-kilometer long, it runs from Ottawa South to Kingston Harbour on Lake Ontario. The Rideau Canal – used today for pleasure boating – will certainly be amongst the highlights visited in a guided tour of the city.




The city's new flag and coat of arms – revealed in September 2017 – reflects its multicultural history. While the cross symbolizes its Christian values, the four other symbols – namely a fleur-de-lis, a shamrock, a thistle, and a Lancastrian rose respectively represent the French, the Irish, the Scottish and the English. This new version celebrates the 10th anniversary of the United Nations Declarations of the Indigenous People's rights.




Established in 1750, the Halifax Seaport Farmers' Market is the longest continuously running farmers' market in the whole of North America. Boasting more than 250 vendors and conveniently located by the Halifax Waterfront – the most visited attraction in Nova Scotia – the Farmer's Market is an ideal lunch spot prior to taking your students on a stroll along the pleasant 4-kilometre boardwalk. While in the area, make sure to pay a visit to Pier 21 and the Canadian Museum of Immigration – the only national museum in Atlantic Canada!



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