Summer Evening Activities
Monitors organize and lead events and activities after supper in residential programs.
This program keeps the students very busy, so it is important to provide break from the activities and downtime for the students.
Mount Royal Park in the evening
The students enjoy the view from the Belvedere at night, and if you have a little extra time, walking up the road to see the lit-up cross is impressive at night, too.
You can walk up, but your students may complain. You can take the metro to Guy-Concordia, then the 165 bus to the Elgin stairs, which lead to Beaver Lake. This is nice walk before sunset, then continue to the Belvedere.
Alternatively, take the metro to Mont-Royal and the #11 bus or the new 711 bus, that runs in summer time between Mont-Royal metro and Snowdon, via the road over the mountain and Saint Joseph’s Oratory.
Laser Quest is an old standby for our short immersion programs, within walking distance of McGill. The office will normally make reservations and arrange payment.
Normally two games are booked in a session. They have a capacity of 31 players at a time.
1226 Saint-Catherine St W, corner Drummond Map
Bowling is a popular activity with our students.
Forum Bowling (Metro Atwater)
AMC Forum/ Group Diversio Inc.
2313 rue Ste-Catherine Ouest, Suite 405 Map
There is a TV room in the EVO residence where you can organize a movie night. Disney/Pixar animated films are pretty popular.
Fireworks – L’International des Feux Loto Québec
On Wednesdays and Saturdays of the month of July, there is a fireworks competition held in Montreal. Check the schedule here for more details. It is recommended to take the group up on the Jacques-Cartier Bridge ( Map ). The fireworks start at 10:00 PM, you should plan to arrive at Papineau metro no later than 9:30 PM. It can be very crowded, so plan accordingly – tell the students to wear appropriate shoes (flipflops not recommended) and not to be encumbered with backpacks. Police search bags and confiscate glass bottles on the bridge.
Afterwards, it is probably best to walk west up Saint Catherine Street, at least as far as Berri, because the metro at Papineau is very crowded.
Just For Laughs
This is a nearby option during the July program. Most of the free events are at Place des Festivals. The students like the Twin Parade. Check the festival website for details.