European Odyssy

July 25 to August 5, 2019

Photo by Pamela Szell

MFRC in Europe: A Youth’s Odyssey Historical Canadian Battlefields

Military Youth Odyssey Meeting - June 10, 2019 from 5pm to 6:30pm

A meeting will be held for the adolescents registered for the European Youth Odyssey. Take this opportunity to meet and mingle with your peers who are embarking on this fantastic journey with you. This meeting will provide its attendants with valuable information on how to prep, what to expect, and additional information. Be sure to bring questions.   

A pizza dinner will be served – Free 

Location: MFRC NCR, 330 Croil Pvt. Bldg. 471, Ottawa

Your MFCR is offering a valuable and enriching opportunity for Military Family Youth aged 13 to 17!  

Take part in this odyssey to Europe to explore significant Canadian Military landmarks and historical battlefields. This is a 12-day educational adventure that will provide students with eye-opening, humanizing and culturally significant experiences. 

All scheduled tours during our European Odyssey will be bilingual. This will provide students with the opportunity to exercise their second language skills daily and have an almost full immersion experience. 

This expedition will lead its participants on an impactful journey allowing them to re-trace the footsteps of the brave Canadian soldiers who fought on the beaches of Normandy, occupied the trenches at Vimy and liberated the streets of Amsterdam.   

Adventurers can relax and enjoy their experience as everything will be taken care of during the 12-day tour. A full-time tour director, along with MFRC staff will be accompanying the MFRC youth group around the clock, handling international and local transportation, hotels and meals while also providing their own insight into the local history and culture. This experience includes expert local guides that will lead sightseeing tours, providing detailed views of history, art, architecture or anything one might have questions about! 

$2,000 / per person – Subsidized by your MFRC from original cost of $4, 763. This trip is intended for students ages 13 to 17

Your price includes: 

  • Airfare (round trip) 
  • Hotel accommodations 
  • All meals 
  • Transportation between locations 
  • Entrance to all activities 
  • Full-Time history tour director 
  • Historic commemoration 
  • Expert local guides 
  • WeShare – Personalized learning 
  • 24-hour emergency service 
  • And more 

For the itinerary please visit: 

Spaces are limited! Registration ends on March 1st, 2019. Register early to secure your spot. 

For further questions, information, or to register please contact Taylor Galloway, Family Engagement Services Manager at 613-949-2581 or