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Optional Weekend – EISP July

Optional Weekend

The English Immersion Summer Program offers an optional weekend after two weeks.

Niagara Falls – Toronto

Niagara Falls is a famous waterfall on the border between Canada and the United States.


Niagara Falls is far from Montreal. The bus will leave in the morning from the residence, and will arrive in Niagara Falls in the evening. On the bus, there will be some games and a movie to watch.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

The bus will arrive in the town of Niagara Falls, Ontario in the evening. You will check into your hotel room with a roommate from the same program. After checking in, you will walk down to see the famous waterfall at night, with a light show. There are fireworks in the evening.

In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, you will check out and the bus will take you to where you will get on the boat. When you are on the boat, you will get wet – make sure you can get wet in your clothes and shoes.

After lunch, you will take the bus to Toronto – about 90 minutes.

Toronto CN Tower


Toronto is Canada's largest city. In the afternoon, you will check into the hotel, and have free shopping time in downtown Toronto. After supper, you can go to Dundas Square – a colourful nightlife area.

In the morning, you will go to the CN Tower. It is was the tallest building in the world from 1976 to 2007.


The bus will stop in Kingston on the way back to Montreal for supper. Kingston is a small city halfway between Montreal and Toronto. It is an old city, and was once the capital of Canada.

Image of Niagara Falls courtesy Ujjwal Kumar, Wikimedia Commons

Image of Toronto courtesy Wladyslaw, Wikimedia Commons

Staying in Residence

If you prefer, you can stay in the residence during this weekend. There will not be regular meal service in the dining room, but your monitors will take you out for meals during the weekend.

You can have free time to explore the city on your own, if you wish. It is important to tell your monitor where you are going and when you will return.

Gay Pride Parade

On this weekend, Montreal's LGBTQ community celebrates with the annual Pride festival and parade on the Sunday. If you are interested in watching the parade, ask your monitors about where to go.

Prime Minister Trudeau marching at Montreal Pride Parade 2016

Quebec City Day Trip

You will take a bus with your group and monitors to Quebec City, the capital of Quebec province. The city is old – it was founded in 1608. The old part of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Chateau FrontenacThe first stop will be Saint Anne Canyon – a beautiful canyon with waterfalls. Next, you will explore the old city, including the famous hotel the Chateau Frontenac and Place Royale. Finally, you will cross the Saint Lawrence River on a boat before heading home.

The trip leaves early – around 7:00 AM, and returns around 9:00 PM. Your monitors will give you details of the meeting time and place.