Plan Your Student Field Trip

Little Lessons at Little Canada

Teachers, bring your students to Little Canada where their natural wonder and curiosity will help them learn about our land, our country, and their place in it. We offer a variety of programs developed by real-world educators, with direct links to the Ontario Curriculum.

Field Trip Programs

Explore big ideas through our Little Lessons programs tailored to students in JK through Grade 12.

Contact us for more information at groupevents@little-canada.ca.

Self-Guided Visit

On a self-guided exploration through our miniature destinations students can discover the vastness of Canada, its stories, history, culture and what makes it special. Little Canada will provide you a variety of resources to encourage students to make connections between what they are seeing and the place they live.

Guided Exploration

A guided exploration with a Little Canada guide will encourage students’ natural curiosity as they uncover the hows and whys of Canada’s development – physically, socially, culturally – across the different regions, cities, towns and beyond.

We look forward to welcoming you and your class to Little Canada!

Little Lessons Pricing

Contact us for more school field trip information at groupevents@little-canada.ca

What to Expect on your Field Trip

What are the top sights for students to see at Little Canada?

There are so many sights in our little destinations it would be impossible to list them all. Here are some of the highlights for visitors of all ages:

  • You will begin your journey in Little Niagara. The sound of Horseshoe Falls’ cascading water will draw you further in as you suddenly find yourself standing in the centre of this 50 linear ft wide majestic waterfall.
  • Little Toronto’s CN Tower rises approximately 5 metres above the ground. Learn why it should be even taller in our miniature world! While there, try and spot our daring little EdgeWalkers.
  • Little Canada is brought to life through the use of animation – with cyclists pedalling along the Rideau Canal, autonomous cars zipping down highway 401, trains whizzing through Toronto and the GTA, and tiny gondolas carrying skiers to the top of Mont St. Anne, it’s a moving miniature metropolis.
  • Little Canada’s Parliament Buildings are an exact replica of those in our nation’s capital thanks to the architectural plans provided by the Government of Canada. Our Parliament Hill took over 3,000 hours to complete with every individual brick painted by hand.
  • Travel through the beautiful sites of la belle province. The historic walled city of Quebec, a UNESCO world heritage site and the only fortified city north of Mexico, is known for its rich culture and history, and for hosting the world famous Carnaval.
  • See our little destinations come to life with a behind-the-scenes look into the Miniature Makers studio. Watch as our makers build and bring to life the structures, stories and landscapes that tell Little Canada’s story.

When should we plan to arrive?

Your booking confirmation will provide specific information on when to arrive. Please plan to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes before your program starts to allow time to store coats and bags and use the facilities.

How long should I plan for my class to be at Little Canada?

Classes on a Self-Guided Visit should allow about 90 minutes to fully explore Little Canada. Classes booked into a Guided Exploration should plan to spend about 2 hours touring in total. This will allow time to explore the destinations on your own in addition to the guided experience.

A typical guided Field Trip to Little Canada:

10:00 – Arrive and sign in. Store coats/bags if necessary.

10:15 – Guided visit begins

11:45 – Lunch on site

12:30 – Free time to revisit destinations on your own

Departure

Thank you for visiting Little Canada!

Is there a maximum group size?

We recommend no more than 4 classes, or 100 students, per visit.

Is there a place to store coats and bags?

We have a dedicated storage area for school groups to store their coats and backpacks. Lunch bags will be collected separately so that students have easy access to them at their designated lunch place & time. Our storage area is not locked therefore we ask students to leave any valuables at home.

Is there a place for students to eat lunch?

Your class will be assigned a designated lunch area and time, if requested. Your lunch area may be in one of our classrooms or in a reserved section of our Little Bites Café. Lunch bags will be collected at the start of your visit and delivered to your class for their lunch time. We do encourage students to bring a litterless lunch to Little Canada. High school students may visit the Little Bites Café if they wish to purchase food.

Is there a drop off zone for school buses?

Little Canada is located at 10 Dundas Street East in Toronto, adjacent to Yonge-Dundas Square. Our school bus drop-of/pick up zone is on the south side of Dundas Square, east of Yonge St. One of our team will greet your bus and escort your group into our lobby.

How do we get to Little Canada on the TTC?

TTC Trip Planner

Subway: Take Line 1 Yonge-University to Dundas Station. The Northbound platform directly connects to 10 Dundas St. E. and Little Canada is then only 14 steps away!

Bus & Street Car: Take the 505 Dundas Street Car and get of at Yonge Street. Little Canada is located on the North East corner, inside 10 Dundas St. East.

PATH – Toronto’s underground walkway: 10 Dundas St. East is connected to the underground PATH. 10 Dundas St. East is “N5” on the PATH Map or located under D on the Index. Find the PATH Map here.

Is Little Canada accessible by elevator?

Our accessibility entrance is located on Yonge St, around the corner from the 10 Dundas St. E. lobby. An elevator will take you directly into Little Canada’s Arrivals Lobby. Should you require further assistance, please email us at groupevents@little-canada.ca.

Is there a gift shop at Little Canada?

Yes! We have a Little Things gift shop which students can visit to purchase a souvenir at the end of their trip to Little Canada. All students should be supervised while in the gift shop.

Little Code of Conduct Like Canada,

  • Little Canada prides itself on the diversity of its team members and its visitors, so please treat everyone with RESPECT
  • Students must be supervised at all times while visiting Little Canada.
  • There is no re-entry for students once they have exited Little Canada.
  • Food and drink are allowed in designated areas only.
  • You are a giant and don’t know your own strength, so please DO NOT TOUCH any of the models
  • No running is allowed in Little Canada.