Centre for Continuing Education

Classic Journeys Course Canada: From the Canadian Maritimes to the Rockies

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One of the best ways of exploring the history, culture and landscape of Canada is to travel it. In this history course we begin with the exploration of early Canadian history – New France. We travel through the Canadian Maritimes examining the heritage of the Anglo-French wars. We visit Quebec City and sample the French Canadian lifestyle. Then we travel across Canada looking at her historical and contemporary traditions; visiting intriguing sites and cities such as Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina and Calgary. Along the way, we meet some fascinating Canadians.


At the completion of this history course particiapnts should

  • Have a greater understanding of the history, traditions and landscapes of Canada.
  • Be able to decide whether to undertake a drive across Canada.
  • Be able to decide whether to undertake a guided tour of the Canadian Maritimes.
  • Understand more of Canada’s history.
  • Know about which historic sites to visit.
  • Know what to take on a Canadian driving journey.


New France

  • The French arrive
  • Quebec City
  • The Citadel
  • Louisbourg Fortress

The Canadian Maritimes

  • Anglo-French Wars
  • Nova Scotia
  • New Brunswick
  • Cape Breton

Prince Edward Island & New Brunswick

  • Charlottetown
  • Green Gables

St Laurence Valley

  • Montreal
  • Ottawa

Westwards Ho!

  • Sault Ste. Marie
  • Winnipeg
  • Canadian Pacific Rail

Managing Canada

  • Regina & The Mounties
  • Moose Jaw & Prohibition

The Great Outdoors

  • Banff & Lake Louise
  • Icefields Parkway
  • Jasper

Golden & Calgary

  • Kicking Horse Bear Refuge
  • Fairmont Hotsprings
  • Fort Calgary

Intended Audience

This history course is suitable for people planning to travel to Canada, or those who have a general interest in Canadian history and culture.

Delivery Style

This history course is delivered using a mixture of visual powerpoint presentations, readings by participants, discussions and a class quiz to assist with personal retention of the course material. The course is designed for people planning to travel to Canada.

Recommended Reading

  • Canada Lonely Planet Editors
  • Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • Emily’s Quest by Lucy Maud Montgomery
  • White Fang by Jack London


  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Small class sizes
  • Free, expert advice
  • Student materials – yours to keep
  • Statement of completion