The Canada Day Challenge has been designed to inspire youth and students alike to explore Canada’s history, culture, and identity and to discover what makes this country a truly special place. So, go ahead–explore, learn and show us what Canada means to you!
This collection of learning resources provides handy references and guides to help you through the new Canada Day Challenge.
Print-friendly Learning Resources
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Online Learning Resources
To inspire you, here are some websites that will help you explore and learn about Canada:
- Learn about Canada’s history, culture, heritage and democratic values in Canada’s Capital.
- Explore great opportunities to learn about our natural and cultural heritage with Parks Canada.
- Discover defining moments in Canada's history with This Week in History, an online calendar of important events that helped to shape the strong and free nation that we are today.
- Visit the Trans Canada Trail to explore Canada’s diverse landscapes and rich history.
- Check out the Canadian Museum of Civilization to explore the major themes and seminal events and people of our national experience.
- Discover how coins reflect our Canadian history and culture at the Royal Canadian Mint.
- Link up with the Youth Connection at the Parliament of Canada to learn about Confederation, Government, play games, and more.
- Curious about the weather in Canada? Visit Environment Canada for free teaching material.
- Learn about the Governor General’s role as an integral part of Canada’s system of government.
- Discovery your democracy and how elections work with Canada’s Democracy Week.
- Crown in Canada
- National Symbols
- War of 1812
- Historica Dominion Institute
Creative Tip: Canada has many symbols that are recognized here at home and around the world. Our symbols are just as diverse as Canada's history and its citizens! The use of Canadian symbols is encouraged in your entry, like the Parliament Buildings, the Canadian flag, the Maple Leaf, and even our national animals: the beaver and the Canadian Horse! For more information on the symbols of Canada, take a look at the Symbols of Canada booklet.
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