Canadian Geographic Education


Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip

The Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Contest for 2022 has concluded! Congratulations to our winners!

Prize School name
Junior Gold Sweet Grass School, Alberta
Junior Silver Duke of Connaught Jr. P.S., Ontario
Junior Bronze Bedford Public School, Ontario
Honourable Mention Biggar Central School 2000, Saskatchewan
Senior Gold École de Normandie, Quebec
Senior Silver Sawyerville Elementary School, Quebec

Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip Contest 2022

This year, we are visiting some exciting locations during the Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip! In partnership with Parks Canada, Exploring by the Seat of Your Pants, and Canadian Geographic Education, this program offers the opportunity for any elementary classroom in Canada to join free sessions to hear from experts, scientists and park rangers working in Canada’s national parks and historic sites. Students will have the chance to ask them questions on a wide range of topics. From sharks along the West Coast to raptors in the far north — there is so much to discover on this virtual road trip!

If you’d like more information on the locations being visited during the Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip, be sure to check out our StoryMap. Don’t miss out — sign up for a session today!


The contest will run from March 28 until May 31, 2022.


Grades 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 (or equivalent) classrooms in Canada.

How to enter

Participation is simple. Just follow these four easy steps:

  1. Attend at least one Cross-Canada Virtual Road Trip event.
    You can watch via a live camera spot or on YouTube. Missed the event you wanted to see? No problem! All past events will be posted to the Exploring By The Seat of Your Pants YouTube channel.
  2. Discuss the following statement and questions with your students:
    Canada has a vast landscape, connected by land, water and ice. Protecting this landscape and its native plants, wildlife, and oceans is more important than ever before. Why is it important for humankind to plant native plants and protect wildlife and oceans? How can caring for humanity be accomplished by caring for nature?
  3. Create a visual presentation
    Create a presentation that responds to the statement and questions mentioned above. Contest submissions may take the form of one of the following:
    – a slideshow presentation (maximum 15 slides)
    – a creative writing piece (maximum 500 words)
    – an ensemble of visual art (maximum 15 pieces of visual art)
    – a photo essay (maximum 15 photographs)
  4. Submit your work
    Submit your work using the form below. If your file submission is too large, please email a copy of your submission to [email protected].

Prizing and judging

A total of eight contest prizes are available to be awarded to winning classrooms. There is a limit of one prize per classroom.

Submissions will be judged in two divisions:

  • Junior division (Grades 3, 4, and 5 or equivalent).
  • Senior division (Grades 6, 7, and 8 or equivalent). Quebec Secondary 1 and Secondary 2 classrooms will be included in the Senior Division.
Award Junior Division Senior division
Gold $1,000 $1,000
Silver $750 $750
Bronze $500 $500
Honourable mention $100 $100

Rules and regulations

Please review the full contest rules and regulations  and COVID-19 policy before sending in your submission.

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