I was SO EXCITED to come across The Great Canadian Adventure online. We’ve had so much fun using it that I had to share it with you! If you’re looking for an amazing Canadian geography or history curriculum then this post is for you!
How It Works
Go to The Great Canadian Adventure website and choose the adventure package that makes the most sense for your family. There are a few different options for you can pick from! Something for a wide variety of ages and interests!
Every month, the lovely team at, The Great Canadian Adventure will send you a package that arrives in your mailbox. In each package, there are nearly all of the materials you’ll need to learn all about the topic you’ve chosen.
Some items aren’t included because they would be too large or can easily be found around your house. If this is the case, an email is sent ahead of time so that you can gather these materials before your package arrives so that you are prepared and ready to go!
For more information about how it works visit their FAQ page for more info.
Choosing A Package
There are a few different options on their website for you to choose from. They are geared towards different age groups and topics so you can pick one that’s suited for your child or children.
We chose to go on a Canadian geography curriculum adventure and chose The Great Canadian Geography Adventure package. In this package, you will explore a new province each month. We got to explore three provinces; New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, and Nova Scotia.
The best part is that I didn’t have to plan anything at all aside from having a few things on hand like baking ingredients or sand for an experiment!
Canadian Geography is Fun!
In this package, we learned all about New Brunswick. We learned about everything from the changing tides, Acadian forests, Magnetic Hill, to the Logging industry. We even made paper!
For this unit, we went to see an area where they were doing some logging and watched for a while. My kids liked to see all of the big equipment at work and came home and had a new fascination with the wood by the wood stove for an afternoon.
Nova Scotia is a beautiful province and great food! The best part of this unit was that there was a delicious recipe for Seafood Chowder to make with your kids
My kids can be hard to convince to eat new foods but they LOVED this Seafood Chowder A LOT! I did, too. We will definitely be making it again soon!
We learned all about light houses and how light travels including by doing an experiment with a GIANT magnifying glass. Then we learned about land forms, the haunted Peggy’s Cove, and all about the different types of sharks that are found in the waters surrounding Nova Scotia
Newfoundland and Labrador
The Newfoundland unit was especially interesting since the culture and landscape is so different from other parts of Canada. We’ve never been there so it felt like a bit of a vacation just learning about it.
This unit explored things like glaciers, fjords, the Atlantic Puffin bird, and off-shore oil mining. We did a cool experiment where we made an iceberg and pushed it down a baking sheet of sand to see how fjords are formed.
My kids want to go to see icebergs up close since exploring the Newfoundland and Labrador unit so we might have to plan a trip!
We attempted to make a Newfoundland favourite – the Touton – from a recipe that was included.
There are also extensive history packages that you can explore with your children. I didn’t get the chance to review these but they look amazing and I will be checking them out in the future when my kids are a bit older!
I would definitely recommend that you check out this curriculum if you’re in the market for an interactive and engaging Canadian geography program. It’s very affordable and comes with most everything you need inside the package each month.
The team at The Great Canadian Adventure was gracious enough to share some coupon codes with my readers. Fill out the box below and the coupon code will be sent to you ASAP!
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What Canadian geography curriculum do you use? Is it appealing to have everything in one package ready to go?