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Canada's Coolest School Trip says goodbye


Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Saturday, June 6, 2015



The grade 8 class from Caledonia Regional High School on the last day of Canada's Coolest School Trip. (Photo: Tom Hall)

The chance to sleep in a bed was a welcome one. Over the past week the Grade 8 class from Caledonia Regional High School has slept in tents, oTENtiks and the floor of a 19-century fort, and as interesting as those were, a real bed was a treat.

The last day of Canada’s Coolest School Trip was really just a chance to take a breath before hopping back on a plane to Hillsborough, N.B. A quick breakfast and a visit to the revolving restaurant on top of Le Concorde hotel with its amazing views, and ...

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Canada's Coolest School Trip steps back in time


Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Thursday, June 4, 2015



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The morning sun shining through the oTENtik windows was a welcome sight after yesterday’s rain. After breakfast the Grade 8 class from Caledonia Regional High School in Hillsborough, N.B., had a relatively calm morning on Canada’s Coolest School Trip.

First was an hour hike around another of La Mauricie National Park’s wonders: a waterfall cascading down a gently sloped rock face. The dry patches made ideal stops for pictures, while the pools were perfect for refreshing tired feet. After the ...

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Finding remote waterfalls with Canada's Coolest School Trip


Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Wednesday, June 3, 2015



(Photo: Tom Hall/Canadian Geographic)

It was a grey and rainy morning, but the Grade 8 class from Caledonia Regional High School, in Hillsborough N.B., was bright. After a French toast breakfast the class boarded a bus to ride to Wapizagonke Picnic Area for a quick canoe course. The mission for the day: paddle to the beginning of the three kilometre hike to Waber Falls, one of Park La Mauricie’s most popular attractions.

The canoes set out in an oily drizzle. After about 20 minutes we came to the mouth of a narrow section of the ...

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Canada's Coolest School Trip heads to Quebec


Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Tuesday, June 2, 2015



Students set off in Rabaska canoes on the lake. (Photo: Jessica Finn/Canadian Geographic)

“A few of us arrived at the airport two hours early, we were so excited,” said Grace Fenton, a Grade 8 student from Caledonia Regional High School from Hillsborough, N.B.

“We haven’t stopped talking about it for weeks,” she said.

So started the fourth iteration of Canada’s Coolest School Trip, a partnership between Parks Canada, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, Air Canada, Nature Canada, the Canadian Wildlife Foundation and Historica Canada that brings one Grade 8 class on the trip ...

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Canada's Coolest School Trip winners announced


Posted by Thomas Hall in The RCGS on Tuesday, April 28, 2015



Congratulations to the grade 8 class at Caledonia Region High School from Hillsborough, N.B. for winning this year's Canada's Coolest School Trip. (Photo: courtesy Parks Canada)

A presentation by The Royal Canadian Geographical Society about the lost Franklin Expedition is about as exciting as most school assemblies are going to get, at least that’s what students from Caledonia Region High School from Hillsborough, N.B. thought.

“They started talking about the Franklin expedition,” Donna Godfrey, principal at Caledonia, said.

“Then someone said Mr. Moore, our Member of Parliament, was in the audience and had an announcement to make. So he came to the podium and ...

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