Bowling – July 25

Today we went bowling. We took a bus from the school.

When we arrived, they gave us special shoes. Then they divided us into groups of five or six people, and we went to the bowling lanes.

Bowling in Canada is different. Canadian bowling uses a small ball (about 1.6 kilos) and five pins. There are no holes in the ball for your fingers! Canadian bowling was invented in 1909.

Canadian bowling is difficult but we had a fun afternoon.

Saunders Farm – July 24

Today I went to Saunders Farm. First I went into the maze. It was hard because I couldn’t come out. Afterwards, I took a rest in the chair. The sun was too strong. Finally I looked around the farm in a cultivator. I had a very good time with my friends.

Ye bin

Museum of History – July 23

Today, we went to Museum of History. Arriving at the museum, we put bags in the cabinet, and went upstairs. Then we met a guide. She told us many things about the museum and it was very interesting. The most interesting fact that she told was the tile of 1st floor. Some tiles were shining and some weren’t shining so that it could be seen like a sea. Before going to the museum, I thought that there would not have many contents. However, my thought was wrong. There were too many things to see all of them. That’s why I could not see everything in the museum. I think Canadian Museum of History is a very good place to understand Canada.



Today I went to the history museum. It seemed really big. I could see a lot of things about Canada like Canadian’s history, clothes. The most interesting thing  was that ceiling. It meant four seasons. I would like to visit that museum again.

Eun Song

Laser Quest – July 22

I went to Laser Quest. At first, I didn’t want to go to Laser Quest because I didn’t think the experience was unique to Canada as it could be done in Korea. We took a bus for about half an hour and arrived at the building. It takes 15 minutes to play one game. We played one individual game and one team game. It was a game where we got points after outsmarting someone by shooting a laser. The more I played, the more interesting it was. In the first individual match, I felt a little bit sad because I was in the top 50 percent of the total number. A few minutes later, the second game started, but in this game, my name was not registered correctly in the system and the game started without me. I played the game by myself because I was not on a team. People didn’t know I was on my own team, so I was able to get a lot of people out. Maybe that’s why my ranking was in the top 20%. I felt very good. I enjoyed it so much that I wanted to play again after all the games were over. Contrary to my expectations, it was so fun.

Jin Yun


Today we played Laser Quest. I’m not really good at active play, so I was worried. I didn’t understand the explanation because I don’t speak English well, but I enjoyed the game anyway. I have been playing Overwatch and Battleground, so when I got a gun, I felt like a soldier. I shot all the visible people. As a result, I came in second place. When my name was called, everyone went wild. I was really happy. If I have the chance, I’d like to play again.



Today after our lunch, we went to do the laser quest. Laser Quest was a place to do shooting game with laser. First, we played individually at the game. My nickname was Bang, as I like progamer “Bang”. Before entering the game, we listened to the rules we should follow. There was a vest with a sensor on our shoulder, back, and front, and a gun. And we had to shoot the sensor to get points. First game was for 15 minutes. I just walked around the square and died a lot. Luckily, next round was team game. There was three teams with color red, blue, purple ( pink ). Our teachers was in our team, so we played together. It was quite a short time to play but it was a wonderful time to play.


Canoeing – July 19

On Friday, we went canoeing. It was very hot weather. We saw many old buildings. It was very interesting. We paddled a lot. I was very tired. And we sprinkled water to anther canoe. It was funny. I think I want to do canoeing one more time. It was very very hot weather. But it was funny. I look forward to another activity in Canada. I want to experience a lot of Canadian culture.



It was such a hot day. If we didn’t have water, I would melt.Everyone was rowing all day. It made us tired. It was not good activity for me. But I think it was a good experience.

Museum of Nature – July 18

We went to the Museum of Nature. The building was big and seemed very old.

On the first floor, there were fossils of dinosaurs and animals that lived a long time ago. Also, there were huge models of dinosaurs.
The second floor was about mammals. I learned about many different mammals. For example, baby cougars begin to eat meat caught by their mother at about six weeks. On the third floor, I learned about how the universe was created, how and why the earthquakes are caused, and I could see many minerals such as quartz, aquamarine, and opal etc. I liked this floor the most, because I am interested in the Earth, universe, and minerals. I also saw a huge moon model in the stairs from the third floor to the fourth floor. On the fourth floor, there was an exhibition about Antarctica and the North Pole. I saw the clothing worn by the people who
live in Antarctica and the North Pole.

I had a nice time at the Museum of Nature and I would recommend it to my friends if they come to Ottawa.


In my English class, I cooked pancakes with my friends! I had cooked pancakes before when I was in Korea. Making pancakes was not that hard for me. It was delicious. But I think why the pancakes were delicious was because of the maple syrup. In the afternoon, I went to the Nature Museum. At the museum, I could see many natural-historical things. What surprised me most were the many kinds of insects. They were actually alive and moving. It scared me very much, but it was a good time for me.

Minju (Jane)


I went to the Museum of Nature. There were dinosaurs and some insects. I am not interested in animals. But the insects were quite interesting. And the birds were interesting, too.


Bus Tour – July 16

We took a bus tour with friends. We did a photo contest today, and the picture we took all together at Rideau Hall was awarded. It was time that meant seeing many things and having fun with new friends.


Byward Market – July 15

I went to the Byward Market. It was my first time to go to another country’s market, so I was very nervous. When I saw the big red letters spelling out ‘OTTAWA’, I was so excited. There were a lot of stores. My friends and I did a scavenger hunt. We had to search for the answers on the sheet. It was hard to do. Looking around, I saw a lot of maple syrup stands. Before going to the market, my classmates told me ‘You must buy the maple syrup’, but I didn’t bring my money, so I couldn’t buy any. There was an ice cream store with a lot of ice cream. It had 24 flavors. I wish we had more time.



I went to the Byward Market today. I had a hard time walking with my friends on a hot day with homework given by teachers, but it was so nice to be able to look around. I think many things were good to see in the Byward Market.


Today, I went to the Byward Market. I saw the Millennium Fountain, and I took a picture with the “Ottawa” sign. I went to the souvenir shops but I came out of the shops because the shop was very, very hot. And I observed the maple syrup with my friends. Suddenly the owner served maple syrup candies to us. We said “thank you.”
Actually, we couldn’t do many things because of the hot weather. So we said, “sorry…teacher.”


The Journey Begins

Welcome to Summer English Explorer in Ottawa, Canada!

We hope you enjoy reading about all the exciting activities we are doing and looking at our pictures too! We are making new friends from many different countries, having lots of fun experiences and every day brings new discoveries and memories.

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