A Typical One-Week Journey to
Most guests arrive by air with a fewer number coming by train. The airport and railway station are relatively easy to navigate and hosts are always on hand to welcome travelers, to help with baggage and to provide transportation to their homes.
Traveling is arduous and the rest of the first day is usually spent relaxing and getting to know the host's family. Activities are planned for the second day but they are always centered around a welcome party where visitors are given an information kit and introduced to many active members of FFO. Program opportunities which offer a mix of culture, nature, politics, and entertainment are organized for the week with time allowed for relaxation. A free day is scheduled for guests to choose a preferred activity.
Every exchange involves visits to some National Capital showcases. Particularly popular are: The Canadian Museum of History; The National Gallery of Canada; The Canadian Museum of Nature; The Canadian Museum of Science and Technology; The Canadian War Museum, The Canadian Mint; the Parliament Buildings; Rideau Hall; and Gatineau Park. Please note that the Canadian Museum of Science and Technology is closed for renovation until 2017.
The National Capital Region is made up of two Cities,