School field trips are an important part of the curriculum. The students at Kanata Academy visit local sites such as:
- Museum of Civilization
- Museum of Nature
- Saunders Farm
- National Art Gallery of Canada
- Ottawa School of Art
- Apple Store
- Carleton University - Virtual Ventures Program
- The Diefenbunker
- Queen’s University - Seeds In Residence Program
Special visitors, such as Scientists in Schools, are also used to enhance the curriculum.
For students in the Intermediate grades, the Queen's University "Seeds in Residence" program is a highlight of the school year.