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The Little Bonnechere River is an ideal destination for school trips that blend natural and cultural heritage education with outdoor active play.

interpreter delivering school program


kids looking at woodland vegetation with interpreter

2022 School Trips - Cancelled due to COVID

We will help you plan a day of experiential outdoor activities based on a wide variety of themes and topics, including:

• Play turtle tag
• See and touch life-size models of Ontario at-risk turtles
• Learn how to help save turtles
• Excavate an archaeological square
• Screen soil for artifacts
• See, touch and repair artifacts
• Play pioneer games
• Leave a message on the chalk-talk board
• Visit the Book Tree: Take a book, leave a book, read a book!

Designed to Move
Turtle Habitat
Turtle Survival - What are the Odds?
Turtles and the Ecosystem
About Archaeology
Pioneer Chores and Games


9:30 am
Arrive at Bonnechere Provincial Park

9:45 am to Noon
Interpretive outdoor program including running, seeking and sensory games, and role-playing activities featuring the natural and cultural heritage of the Ottawa Valley.

Picnic lunch

1:00 pm to 2:30 pm
A second experiential program OR recreation time on the beach including games and swimming (schools must provide lifeguards).

2:45 pm
Depart for home

Modified programming and indoor facilities are available in the event of inclement weather.
Bus transportation to Bonnechere is the responsibility of the school.




Dear Mr. Fraser

This archeology dig was the best. My favourite parts were putting the plate made of paper back together, cleaning the artefacts that other kids found and digging for the artefacts. I was surprised to hear that the bath tub they used was still in the house that the Lafleur's lived in.

Thank you for letting me have the best field trip ever! If I would get another chance to go I would definitely to because it was the best!!

Thanks, Kathryn

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previous School Trips