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High School Travel Safety

The Leaders in High School Student Travel

MTL Break has been the industry leader in youth travel for over 30 years, organizing trips for over 300,000 students to destinations across North America.

MTL Break not only prides itself on being the largest student leisure tour operator in Canada but also on our dedication to safety and fun travel.

MTL Break makes it easy to plan your trip by providing:


Specialized Destination Team

We are available to assist with arrivals and departures and attend events and activities during the trip. All Team Members undergo a full background check and extensive training before travel.

Team Member to Student Ratio

We maintain a 1:30 staff-to-student ratio during our program. To ensure students can find support when they need assistance.

Centralized MTL Break info desk

On destination, travellers can visit our Info Desk for any questions, comments, or concerns. Our Info Desk is typically centralized in the hotel lobby.


Our pre-departure Zoom meetings are to ensure your journey is as seamless as possible. During these sessions, we’ll comprehensively cover all important trip information, providing you with a worry-free start to your trip.

Payment Plans

We offer monthly payment plans to accommodate all travellers.

Bag Checks

To prioritize the safety and security of all our travelers, we perform routine bag checks upon your arrival at the hotel during check-in. These measures are essential to create a safe and enjoyable environment for everyone.

MTL Break Code of Conduct

Travel With a Friend

Whether it’s getting closer with your own crew,  or meeting tons of others from around the GTA.

Explore More

Step out of your comfort zone. Explore your surroundings. Be Adventurous and get involved in all of our MTL Break activities and exclusive events.

Take Responsibility

Freedom and independence. This trip is going to be unreal, however you need to take responsibility for your own actions. Act like a mature adult and we’re all good!


Treat all MTL Break leaders, other guests, locals, and anyone you meet on your trip with respect. All good vibes, all the time. 

MTL Break Code of Conduct

Our #1 priority is safety. Please be aware of our codes of conduct that are in place to keep you and your group safe. Some are actual laws, but most are just common sense.

  • Fighting and violence is not tolerated. Anyone involved in a fight or altercation may be immediately removed from the trip at own cost.

  • Possession of illegal drugs is prohibited. Authorities may be contacted and will result in immediate removal from program at own cost.

  • Responsible consumption of alcohol is allowed only for individuals 18 years and over.

  • There is a strict no alcohol policy in all common areas of the hotel and on-board any bus.

  • Only MTL Break travellers who are registered at your hotel are allowed in your room.

  • Travellers will be required to wear their MTL Break wristband at all times during the trip.

  • No person shall impede the enjoyment or safety of others. Intimidation, including verbal, physical, or sexual harassment of any kind will not be tolerated.

  • We believe in yes means yes, and only yes means yes. No person shall engage in nonconsensual sexual activity. Any form of sexual violence will not be tolerated.

  • Bags and travellers will be searched by security personnel. Any illegal substances will be confiscated and discarded. Local authorities may be contacted.

  • Respect all bus, hotel, excursion, venue, and MTL Break property.

  • Quiet hours between 10pm and 7am must be observed in all public areas of the hotel.

  • Zero noise starts at 1am — All travellers must be in a room at this time.

  • Smoking is only permitted in designated areas. No smoking in rooms or buses.

  • If the MTL Break Code of Conduct are broken, the traveller may receive a warning with a conditions, a phone call home to parents, or could be dismissed from the program at parents/guardians expense

View the MTL Break Code of Conduct Here:

Expectations for MTL Break

MTL Break leaders will be available during designated hours to assist travellers and answer questions. Please review and have a conversation about what MTL Break Leaders Do Vs. Don’t Do.

MTL Break Leaders Do:

  • Make themselves available at the Info Desk between 8am–2am.

  • Roam the hotel during designated hours and make themselves available at all MTL Break activities, excursions, & events.

  • Manage all medical emergencies including accompanying traveller to clinic and contacting parents.

  • Ensure a leader can be reached via the front desk throughout the night in case of emergency.

  • Perform extensive briefing upon arrival to review the MTL Break Code of Conduct to ensure a safe and fun trip.

  • Call parents when there is a major infraction to the MTL Code of Conduct.

  • Remove travellers that pose a threat to themselves or others.

  • Ensure that bag checks are done by security once travellers arrive at hotel.

MTL Break Leaders Don’t:

  • Know the exact location of every traveller at all times.

  • Enter rooms of travellers, unless in case of emergency.

  • See all actions of travellers and are not present at all times to help curb behaviour or language.

  • Smell drinks for alcohol.

  • Guarantee that travellers will not have access to alcohol from shops or other means.

Expectations for MTL Break Travellers and Parents

Safety is MTL Break’s #1 priority, however, parents and travellers need to have an open and honest conversation about proper expectations and appropriate behaviour while travelling.

Expectations of Travellers:

  • Act like an adult & treat others with respect.

  • Be responsible for your own actions.

  • If you’re the age of majority, you must drink responsibly.

  • Be respectful of other guests, especially during quiet hours.

  • Bring any emergency directly to MTL Break leaders who are always ready to provide assistance.

  • If you can be smart and safe back home on a Friday night then you will have a safe and fun experience on MTL Break.

Expectations of Parents:

  • Sit down with your son or daughter & read the MTL Code of Conduct.

  • Set proper expectations of behaviour while away from home.

  • Have a conversation about decisions your child may be faced with while travelling.

View the MTL Break Code of Conduct Here:

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