Canadian History for kids, Canadian Geography for kids

Frequently Asked Questions

What subscription packages are offered through The Great Canadian Adventure?

We offer 3 subscription adventures:

  • Tiny Travelers:  12 activity books for children ages 5-6 focusing on literacy, numeracy, and geographic awareness.
  • The Great Canadian Geography Adventure: 12 activity books and key supplies for children ages 7-12, with a focus on Canadian geography.
  • The Great Canadian History Adventure: 12 history sets to create your own Smashbook of Canadian history for children ages 8+.

Each series covers the ten provinces and the three territories of Canada (Nunavut and Northwest Territories are combined).

What items are included in each subscription?

Tiny Travelers:
Each book will contain

  • fun literacy developing activities
  • writing practice
  • number sense activities
  • stickers pages
  • a cut-out paper doll to dress and play with

The Great Canadian Geography Adventure:
Each of the 12 books contain 32 fun-filled pages of interactive, hands on activities and captivating facts to discover the following about each province and territory of Canada:

  • One important map reading skill (including but not limited to) cardinal and intermediate directions, topography, longitude and latitude lines, and scale,
  • A discovery of the natural resources available to each province,
  • Important physical systems of each province, and
  • A glimpse into an economic activity important to each province.

The Great Canadian History Adventure: 

Each month we will supply the text and illustrations for the history of one province for your child to build a Smashbook with. 

Every monthly package includes personal research topics, critical thinking tasks, and printed design embellishments to be included in your album. Please note that Nunavut and the Northwest Territories have been combined.

How will I know what supplies to prepare for the monthly activities?

The Great Canadian Geography Adventure will provide some of the key supplies you child will need to complete the experiments and activities in their books. 

However, in order for you to draw the full benefit from the curriculum,  we will send  a monthly email before the arrival of each learning package to allow parents/teachers to prepare for the activities of the coming month.

The Great Canadian History Adventure can be built on cardstock pages and either ring bound or placed in a binder. You could also build your Smashbook in a notebook. 

Every month,  your child will receive the printed text, colorful illustrations, and embellishments that they can use to compile and decorated the Smashbook. 

Parents can add additional embellishments and decoration supplies for each child from craft stores as they see fit.

What is the recommended age for each subscription? 

  • Tiny Traveler: Children ages 5-6
  • The Great Canadian Geography Adventure: Children ages 7-12
  • The Great Canadian History Adventure: Children ages 8-14

Why is this a subscription service and not a published book series?

The series was written in a deliberate sequence to allow children to build on their earlier knowledge. Going through the books out of order might make it more difficult to build the deeper understanding of fundamental geographic principles and the historic timeline. We want to guide our children step by step through an adventure through Canada.

Can I change the order in which the provinces are sent? 

No, the historic and geographic principles are sequential, and one book builds upon another. The books begin in Eastern Canada and continue westward.

Ordering and Delivery Information

Orders will close on the 21st of each month, and will be dispatch on the 30th. Standard Canada Post will mail books.

Is shipping included in the listed price?

Shipping to anywhere in Canada is included in the price. Please contact us for international shipping costs.  

How soon after I place my order will my adventure begin?  

Orders will close on the 21st of each month for dispatch on the 30th. Kits will be mailed by Standard Canada Post.

When will I be billed?

Subscription fees will be charged one month in advance, on the 21st day each month.

When will my first package arrive?

If you ordered on or before the 21st of the month, your first package will be dispatched on the 30th of the same month. Your package should arrive in 5-10 business days.

Can I cancel my order?

Only monthly orders can be cancelled. If the cancellation is made by the 10th of the month before the parcels are prepared for postage, then it can still be refunded. We do not refund parcels that have been packaged for dispatched. We are unable to refund 6 or 12 month subscriptions.  

Can I give The Great Canadian Adventure as a gift? 

Of course! You can purchase a subscription and set the delivery address to whomever you wish. 

Are you ready to join the adventure?