Surprisingly affordable, simply unforgettable!

Round-trip travel to The Historica Canada Centre is provided free of charge* by Canadian Heritage!

Your week in Ottawa is a great bargain at only $750, covering accommodation, meals and all program costs - supplies, activities, visits and tours, and travel within Ottawa. Many provincial/territorial governments even help subsidize these expenses!

Spending money

Ottawa abounds with all sorts of activities! Enjoy an outing to the theatre, a concert, or dance performance, or attend sporting events, like an NHL hockey game. Ticket prices generally vary between $8 and $40.

Also included: a free morning in downtown Ottawa to shop, sightsee, visit the historic Byward Market and/or to taste a delicious Beaver Tail!

Snacks, souvenirs, and miscellaneous: At the Centre, Bob’s Canteen is there to provide you with all and sundry, including EWC souvenir t-shirts, tuques, and so much more.

Supplementary excursions, snacks and souvenirs – there’s lots to do and see, so make sure you bring some extra cash. And there’s an ATM on the premises, in case you run short.

Space is limited, so register now!

Each week, young Canadians from every province and territory attend the program, forming a quasi “mini-Canada” representation, a veritable snapshot of Canada’s population.

When you register, you are asked to choose three theme weeks, in order of preference, from among the 13 themes offered.

First come, first served…so register soon!

Refund policy: Once received by Encounters with Canada, registration fees are non-refundable.

*Since February 1, 2015, Encounters with Canada participants travelling by air are required to pay $25 plus taxes per flight for the first checked bag. For more information, contact the recruiting and transportation department at 1-800-361-0419.
Travel to/from Ottawa
from anywhere in Canada
Program Activities and supplies
including tours, visits, modules, theme week activities and more
1 Week Stay
at the Terry Fox Canadian Youth Centre in Ottawa
Only $750*
* plus pocket money for snacks, souvenirs and personal items.