Program

Travel discounts

If you are an Explore or Destination Clic participant, you may be entitled to a travel discount to and from the Explore or Destination Clic institution that you are attending. Participants need to make their own travel arrangements and cover their travel costs.

VIA Rail

How much? There is a 7.5 per cent discount at the time of booking for all classes of service available.

When? For travel close to the start and end dates of the Explore program.

Where? In regions served by VIA Rail.

What? A discount code will be sent from the institution to the participant.

How? Participants will receive an information package from the institution. This package will include the discount code, instructions on how to create a VIA Rail profile in order to use the discount, and a letter enabling them to use the discount code.

Who? The discount code is intended for the use of program participants only and is not meant for distribution outside of authorized channels.

Other: When picking up train tickets at the station, it is very important that participants show the Via Rail agent their letter from CMEC that includes their full name and the discount code. Participants who cannot produce this letter will be required to pay the full fare. The discount applies even in the case of a change of reservation (depending on the availability of seats on other trains). It should be noted that participants must comply with all requirements related to the tickets they have purchased.

The Corporation of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, the provinces and territories, and the Department of Canadian Heritage and its officers and employees are not responsible for any travel-related questions or issues. Travellers should contact Via Rail directly at 1-888-842-7245 regarding any questions or issues that may arise.



ISIC:

On behalf of ISIC: If you’re a student, you need an International Student Identity Card (ISIC). As an internationally recognized student I.D. that proves you’re a full-time student, ISIC gets you discounts in Canada and around the world. Every year, over 4.5 million ISICs are distributed to students just like you! Visit www.isiccanada.ca to find out where you can save and how to get your card.


Flight Centre

How much? There is a $25 booking fee for any airfare booked through Explore and Destination Clic’s dedicated travel agent from Flight Centre. There is no cost for hotel reservations or car rentals.

When? You can book your travel arrangements to and from the Explore or Destination Clic institution at any time. Once you book with the dedicated travel agent from Flight Centre, you will be given an emergency number that is accessible 24/7, in case of disruptions during travel. There are no blackout periods.

Where to? Bookings can be made for any Explore or Destination Clic institution.

What? The dedicated travel agent books and manages travel for rail, car, flights, and accommodations backed by Flight Centre’s negotiated rates. Flight Centre can rebook missed, delayed, or cancelled flights and make alternative travel arrangements on behalf of the traveller.

How? Contact a dedicated Flight Centre travel agent at travel.explore@corporatetraveller.ca or by phone at 1-844-252-6571 (8:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday).

Other: This option ensures smooth travel even in the case of travel disruptions and gives parents peace of mind by ensuring that all passengers get to their destination safely and securely.

Flight Centre also offers, without service fees or extra charge, the option of booking car rentals, hotels, trains, or flights through a team of bilingual travel agents during regular office hours at travel.explore@flightcentre.ca. The traveller is presented three options, usually at a discount rate, and is under no obligation to book through Flight Centre. Because this is a free service, no emergency number can be provided in case of travel disruptions.

The Corporation of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada, the provinces and territories, and the Department of Canadian Heritage and its officers and employees are not responsible for any travel-related questions or issues. Travellers should contact Flight Centre directly at 1-844-252-6571 regarding any questions or issues that may arise.


Questions?

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