Fall 2017

Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City

Ottawa, Montreal & Quebec City

Spend 9 days and 8 nights exploring French Canada as we visit Ottawa, Montreal, and Quebec City. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn about the history of Upper and Lower Canada before it was even a country. Practice your French as we explore the cobblestone old towns in Quebec, eat your way through traditional cuisine, learn about Canada's rich sport history, and understand the country's political system.


Activities are still being confirmed, but may include:

  • Tour of Parliament Hill and Centre Block;
  • A day at large to explore the Ottawa museums of your chosing;
  • A walk along the famous Rideau Canal;
  • Celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th birthday;
  • Visiting Notre-Dame, Mount Royal, and Old Montreal;
  • Understanding the role the St. Lawrence River played in shaping Canada;
  • Exploring Old Quebec City (the oldest neighbourhood in North America) and its fortifications;
  • Enjoying historical buildings, wandering markets, galleries, restaurants, and museums.

*A more detailed itinerary will be available as travel details are confirmed.

Important Details

Dates: October 7-15, 2017

Estimated Cost: $1500-$1800, plus food (we recommend you budget an additional $400 for your own personal food costs).

Included in the Cost: Ground transportation at location (van), accommodations, admission to activities, one group dinner, and administration fees.

Selection Criteria: Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-serve basis and reviewed for suitability. All students must be in good academic standing.

  • The cost and intinerary are subject to change
  • Students will be required to submit an application, medical form, and non-refundable $250 first-instalment payment by July 17, 2017 to be considered for this experience.
  • Fees must be paid in Canadian dollars by the required deadlines.
  • To prepare for the trip, students will participate in a mandatory half day orientation session.

Important Dates

Date Description
June 19-July 17, 2017

Application period and first instalment due

July 18-21, 2017

Acceptance notices sent to participants

Late July 2017

Online Pre-Departure information available

July 31, 2017

Second instalment due

August 21, 2017

Third instalment due

September 11, 2017

Fourth (final) instalment due

September 2017

Pre-Departure Orientation (date TBC)

October 7-15, 2017

Travel dates

October 21, 2017

Post-Trip Reflection (date TBC)

The application period is June 19 to July 17, 2017