French Canada
French Canada
Total immersion in French culture is a valuable experience for French language students. But oftentimes, a trip to France just isn’t possible. Canada is popular for its clean cities and safe culture and is a wonderful place to practice French language skills. Located just a short drive over our northern border, the national capital of Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City are all unique and exciting destinations which afford varying degrees of bilingualism.

Quebec City is uniquely French and the colonial architecture of the historic walled city affords a magical setting for a truly French experience. Both Montreal and Ottawa are vibrant urban centers that give students an opportunity to use their French language skills in restaurants, retail outlets, transportation situations, movies, media and more. A short visit to a French-speaking public school may be arranged, sometimes including lunch and a mini-exchange, and will forge unions between cultures and offer one-on-one conversation opportunities.

The area is rich in history and has stories from its early days of exploration and colonization with names that are familiar to us including Samuel de Champlain and Jacques Cartier. A tour of the area may include historic sites, museums, recreational and entertainment venues.

A CTA tour to Quebec, Canada, is custom designed to complement your curriculum providing the perfect balance of multidisciplinary educational experiences, social interaction and fun for all. Our Trip Directors are certified teachers who accompany your group and provide accurate details and intriguing commentary on the sites and destinations. Let CTA design an educational package that’s right for your time frame and budget. Call today to have CTA custom design your next French language tour of Canada.

TIP: The Ottawa Winterlude festival in February is a fantastic student-friendly event with dozens of free activities including the longest groomed ice skating surface in the world - a 5-mile stretch of the Rideau Canal. Et voila!

NOTE: Travel to Canada now requires a valid passport for all passengers.