Looking for inspiration? Want to learn something new, or explore something old? Look no further than these awesome sites!
Check out new ideas!
TED: Ideas worth spreading — “TED is a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks” – from wesbite
Mental Floss — If you like random facts, quizzes, and lists of stuff, this site is for you!
Films & Performances
National Film Board — Stream hundreds of movies for free and families can now explore the online educational content for free as well!
Black and White Movies — Feeling nostalgic? Watch all sorts of black and white films from days gone by!
#CanadaPerforms — Check the schedule to find timings for live performance from Canadian musicians, actors, dancers and more!
Ripley’s Aquarium — Find live streams of the penguins and sharks, educational materials and live events that can all be enjoyed from home!
Explore.org — Watch animals in their habitats in Africa and around the world. Explore the oceans. Check in on dog and cat rescues. And much more!
Learn to Code
Canada Learning Code — Tons of free courses for people of all ages!
Code — A fun way to bring computer science into your home!
Fun for Kids of All Ages!
Center for Puppetry Arts @ Home — Puppet shows, workshops and more!
Scholastic — Read stories, search projects, have fun and keep kids learning!
Storytime Online — You can stream videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.
Exploratorium — Explore, play, discover
Harry Potter at Home — Bringing Hogwarts to you!
Storytime from Space — It can’t get much cooler than astronauts reading stories from space!!
Take a Virtual Tour
Road Trip from Home – Virtual Field Trips — Thanks to a recommendation, we have added this site to our list of places to explore!
Canadian Museum of Human Rights — Spend some quality time with powerful exhibits and inspiring stories.
Join a Museum guide on a virtual tour of exhibits and architecture. Or download our mobile app to check out the entire Museum, gallery by gallery.
Canada’s Wonderland — Check out some exciting rides!
Virtual Museum of Canada — The largest digital source of stories and experiences shared by Canada’s museums and heritage organizations
Ten Museums You Can Visit Virtually — This article by Nadine Daher has links to amazing museums from the Guggenheim to the Louvre that you can explore without leaving the room.
Winchester Mystery House Virtual Tour — Explore the mysterious home constructed by Sarah Winchester, the widow of William Wirt Winchester and heiress to a large portion of the Winchester® Repeating Arms fortune.
Blarney Castle and Gardens, Cork Ireland — Virtually kiss the Blarney Stone and explore this amazing landmark.
Great Websites for Kids
International Children’s Digital Website
CBC Kids – games, videos, and more
TVO Kids – preschool and school age
PBS Kids – games and programming
Funbrain – games, reading, videos, math zone, more
KidLit TV – videos, podcasts, kid lit crafts, activities
DK FindOut! – kids free encyclopedia