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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

Where to visit in Canada

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Why Halsbury Education trips?

We build your trip around you

Tell us your learning objectives, curriculum and budget and we’ll do the rest.

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Tom Moorhouse

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Emma Gray da Silva

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Judit Eleod

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Caroline Hill

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Will Jehu

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Vanessa Barbosa

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I can’t see the destination I’m looking to travel to, can you still help me with my trip?

Of course.

We've got great relationships with suppliers all over the world, so we should be able to arrange something for you to suit your budget and trip objectives in your preferred destination.

Just get in touch with us and we'll let you know what we can do. 

Do you offer travel insurance?

We do. Travel insurance is an optional extra and you can find out more about it in our travel insurance resource (which includes the policy documents and FAQs). 

If you decide against arranging this insurance through us (which is absolutely fine, by the way), please just remember you must have suitable travel and medical insurance 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, as they'll be able to break it down into smaller, more manageable payments.

You can check out our trip-planning timeline for a better idea of the process and when you should expect to be doing things. 

If you are looking to travel sooner than this, it is possible. But it will depend on availability and you may find prices are a bit higher - but get in touch and let's see what's possible. 

Can the trip itinerary be adapted to my curriculum and requirements?

Every single trip we arrange is tailor made, so absolutely yes. 

Our Tour Advisers and Itinerary Coordinators are all experienced school travel specialists. They'll work closely with you to make sure your itinerary supports your learning objectives. They'll be able to offer suggestions and advice to make sure you make the most of your time. 

So, when you're browsing through our school trips, just remember that the itineraries and activities you see are there for inspiration only - your own itinerary can look as similar or as different as you want. 

Equally, we've suggested trip durations based on what groups usually request - if you want to go for a shorter or longer duration, just let us know. 

What accommodation options are available?

The accommodation options that are available vary depending on the destination but we're usually able to arrange everything from hostel-style accommodation to more luxurious hotels. 

On each of the trip pages, you'll see some accommodation options - these are usually the most popular for those destinations, but we often have plenty of other options available. You'll discuss accommodation options (and budget) with your Tour Adviser when they're putting your quote together, so don't be afraid to let them know if you want something different. 

We only work with accommodation options that are suitable for schools. 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. 

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