Québec - 2019

Day 1

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After traveling for 7 hours to Québec, students got to have free time in the Old City to eat their first Québecois food.

Then, they looked - and shopped - for French food during a scavenger hunt at a supermarket. This was a competition and students got to learn some typical expressions involving food.

In the evening, they tried cuisine from the Basque region, situated in France and Spain.

They closed their first day with a visit to the Montmorency Falls.

Day 2

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Students got to eat breakfast at the wonderful Château Frontenac.

Afterwards, they got to discover city landmarks such as the Parliament and the Plains of Abrahams with a local guide.

In the afternoon, after more free time in the Old Town, they performed Québecois legends at the Domaine Maizeret and wore costumes for the occasion!

In the evening, students had dinner at Café du Monde with a lovely view on the river, then toured the Lower Town with our guide and ended their second day with boat cruise and great weather on the Saint Laurent river.

Here are videos of the boat cruise:

Boat cruise.mp4
boat cruise 2.MOV

Day 3

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Then, they did a geocache activity, or scavenger hunt, in the Old Town, where they had to use a GPS and look for specific landmarks and information.

For lunch, they had some time to explore a farmer's market,

In the afternoon, they attended a presentation of the Battle of the Plains of Abraham, where they learned and practiced how to reload guns and cannons and witnessed the rather scary tools and methods used to care for the injured at the time.

They ended their third day at the Sugar Shack, a maple farm where they sampled traditional food and danced to traditional music. They were also able to use musical wooden spoons to perform with the local artists.

The visit of the Shack continued with a presentation on the production of maple syrup, after which students had the opportunity to show their knowledge of French by answering the owner's questions about maple.

The visit and third day ended with students making their own maple butter and having the opportunity to sample the tire, or maple syrup poured on snow and collected with a wooden stick.

Here are some videos of the re-enactements at the Plains of Abraham:

abraham 1.mp4
Abraham 2.mp4
Abraham 3.mp4
Abraham 4.mp4

Here are some videos of students dancing and playing the wooden spoons at the Sugar Shack:

Sugar shack 1.mp4
Sugar shack 2.mp4
Sugar shack 3.mp4





La Danse des Canards (or Chicken Dance).

Day 4

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For their last day, students attended an improv show, where they contributed with their own words or sound effects.

Afterwards, it was time to say good bye to Québec, and students did so with a last free time in the Old Town, having lunch and getting souvenirs.

They benefited from great weather, spoke a lot of French and will leave Canada with a lot of beautiful memories!