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Trois-Pistoles - French Immersion

Dates: August 13 - 19, 2017
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Cost: from $1175 CDN
Activity Level: Moderate
Maximum Passengers: 40

Western's French Immersion School, the oldest in Canada, is located in the beautiful town of Trois-Pistoles, Québec.

Eighty-five years ago, Western chose to locate its French immersion school here because of the town's charm, intimate size, hospitality, and its friendly, French-speaking milieu. These qualities still characterize Trois-Pistoles today. In Trois-Pistoles, French is the language of everyday life: on the streets, in shops, restaurants, and homes. The whole town is your campus, a living language laboratory.

Spend your mornings in the classroom brushing up on your French language skills and the afternoons in phonetics workshops or exploring the beautiful Basques region of the Bas-Saint Laurent.

Participate in a walking tour of the town and stroll down the main street lined with colourful brick and wooden houses constructed in the style of old Québec and learn to orient yourself at the town's main intersection, marked by the post office, the city hall, and the magnificent stone church whose triple spires serve as a landmark for river traffic. Hike through the breathtaking parc du Bic, take to water by kayak, and go whale watching along the St. Lawrence River.

Spend your evenings absorbing French language and culture through film and music and socializing with fellow alumni over drinks and culinary delights.

Do consider joining us as we celebrate the 85th anniversary of the founding of this unique school as well as Canada's 150th!

For more information about this experience, please call Jane Lampkin at 519.661.3637 or email

Read this account of a Trois-Pistoles experience by Robert Everett-Green, Feature Writer at the Globe and Mail.

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