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 may include:

  • Tour of Parliament Hill and Centre Block;
  • Walk along the famous Rideau Canal and explore the ByWard Market;
  • Visit the Canadian War Museum and understand the impact of war on the nation;
  • Learn about the importance of the Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle, and Quebec’s fortifications in shaping New France;
  • Explore the cobblestone roads and colonial archictecture of Old Quebec;
  • Visit St. Joseph Oratoire du Mont Royal, Mount Royal, and Old Montreal;
  • Celebrations for Canada's 150th birthday and Montreal's 375th birthday.

*A sample daily itinerary is available here.

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)

Applications are now closed.