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Holiday Breaks

There are several new trips and break activities, as well as a return to long-favoured tourist destinations this year. These trips combine arts, sports, history, culture and fun. Although these trips are excellent break options for international students, they are open to all LCS students and are popular for students in all grades.

School Trips During Holiday Breaks

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  • October - Thanksgiving Break

    A Canadian Thanksgiving
    This long weekend trip will offer a chance for students to visit some of Ontario's most popular fall attractions and the historic cities of Toronto and Ottawa. It will also provide an opportunity for students to experience the beauty of the fall colours in the local Peterborough area, as well as to have a taste of traditional Canadian Thanksgiving festivities. Activities include hiking, shopping, museums, historical tours, professional sporting events, theatre and more.

    Registration for this trip occurs roughly a month prior to the trip's start. Information is sent to students and parents via the Friday Parent eNewsletter and through Edsby.
  • November - Mid-Term Break

    Washington, D.C.
    Although this trip is very beneficial to those studying Grade 11 American History, the trip is open to all students. The trip includes shopping time and overnight in Syracuse, New York, tours of the Gettysburg Civil War battle site and many of Washington’s top attractions. A performance at the Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts, exploration of the Smithsonian Museums, tour of the Capitol and photos at the White House and Supreme Court are just a few of the trip highlights. Students visit Arlington National Cemetery to see the grave of President John F. Kennedy and watch the moving changing of the guard ceremony. They also visit the memorials to Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt and the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as the Pentagon’s 9/11 Memorial. Dinner at the Hard Rock Café and shopping in Georgetown round out the experience and in 2017, travellers were fortunate to participate in Veteran’s Day Ceremonies including a Presidential Address.

    Any students requiring a US Visa will need to obtain it over the summer or immediately in the fall to participate on this trip (see American Visitor's Visa and Passports section below).

    Registration for this trip occurs roughly a month prior to the trip's start. Information is sent to students and parents via the Friday Parent eNewsletter and through Edsby.
  • February - Mid-Term Break

    Winter Fun
    Over the February Break, this fun and relaxing trip is an opportunity for students of all grades to Niagara Falls to explore and play at the famed Great Wolf Lodge. Two days of waterparks, sight-seeing and shopping in the Niagara area is followed by two more days in downtown Toronto where activities include shopping, theatre, sporting events, museums and great food.

    Registration for this trip occurs roughly a month prior to the trip's start. Information is sent to students and parents via the Friday Parent eNewsletter and through Edsby.
  • May - Mid-Term Break

    New York City Experience
    An excursion offering students the opportunity to experience New York City in the spring term. Highlights include a Broadway show, views of the Statue of Liberty, shopping on 5th Avenue, dinner in Times Square, tours of the 9/11 Memorial, Wall Street and Rockefeller Centre as well as Central Park, area universities and Manhattan neighbourhoods. This is a popular trip for all students and offers a taste of the Big Apple. A valid US Visa is required for students from countries not in the Visa Waiver Program and should be applied for at least two months in advance of the trip's departure. For assistance in obtaining US Visas, students can contact Jennifer Horrigan, Coordinator of International Student Affairs.

    Registration for this trip occurs roughly a month prior to the trip's start. Information is sent to students and parents via the Friday Parent eNewsletter and through Edsby.
  • American Visitor's Visa and Passports

    To cross the border into the United States, all students, including Canadians, will need a valid passport. Students who are not from countries participating in the Visa Waiver
    Program (VWP) will also need an American Visitor's Visa.

    Those needing travel documents are encouraged to arrange for them over the summer as they will be required for educational and athletic trips to the United States. Students from countries participating in the Visa Waiver Program will need to obtain an ESTA Visa online and students from China travelling with a 10 year US Visa will need to be enrolled in eVUS.

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