Located in the heart of Old Montréal, Notre-Dame Basilica is a splendid example of English Gothic Revival architecture. Every year, hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world come to see its richly decorated interior and the boldly modern design of the Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur chapel. Come celebrate the founding of Montréal and the Notre-Dame Basilica with the city’s most spectacular sound and light show. State of-the-art multi-media techniques highlight the Basilica’s exceptional works of art and bring to life its cultural, architectural and spiritual heritage.
Downtown Montréal is an experience not to be missed. With shops, cafes, restaurants, clubs, and theatres, there is plenty to explore.
From the downtown area, continue to explore the Montréal Underground Pedestrian Network, or as locals call it, the underground city. More than 500,000 people traverse the underground each day taking advantage of the 30-kilometre network that features 1,700 shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels, an array of services, and a plethora of other attractions and museums.
Pointe-à-Callière is a major attraction in the historic quarter of old Montréal. The museum has three main sections, the Éperon building, a modern structure set on the ruins of older buildings, the archaeological crypt in the basement and the renovated Ancienne-Douane building. Visit Pointe-à-Callière for an unforgettable adventure at an authentic archaeological site! Interactive tours at the museum are a unique concept. Pointe-à-Callière guides are storytellers who bring the history of the site alive for all types of visitors.
As Quebec City played such an important role in the history of North America, it is an ideal location for student groups to integrate their learning with a great experience. We can provide a variety of services such as: Walking tours, Step on services and accompaniment services. In addition, we have student group activities that can be added to your groups visit.
Also, we have developed a fun activity in the form of a Scavenger Hunt; where the students work in groups of 4 to find the correct answers to questions we have prepared. This can be done in addition to the walking tour or separately.
Live the legend by re-enacting famous Quebec historical events in a dynamic workshop where you will discover some of the most renowned local legends. The crowd will impersonate legendary characters in front of their colleagues in an amusing and convivial atmosphere. "The legends workshop : amusing, educational & dynamic. A truly memorable activity!"
Accompanied by British officers, learn all about the living conditions of the soldiers billeted in one of the Martello Towers. Through a highly interactive historical activity, students participate in military life of 1812 by joining in competitions and games. Accessories include guns, wooden horse, artifacts and early 19th-century decor.
As darkness settles over the City of Old Quebec, a costumed tour guide strikes a match and lights a lantern. A hush settles over the group as they wait to discover 350 years of historic murders, executions, ghostly tragedies and hauntings. This is the best student activity in Quebec City!
Montmorency Falls is a natural and historic site that is just breath-taking. The falls are 83 meters or 272 feet (30 meters or 100 feet higher than Niagara Falls). Cable car, interpretation centre, pedestrian foot bridge across the falls, stairs to the base of the falls for a panoramic view, boutiques and a restaurant of fine Québécoise cuisine are all on site.
Audacious prospectors! Unusual experiences and great emotion in view! Puzzled? Then come and discover the mysterious atmosphere of a copper mine. Follow the Gilles Family through the captivating world of this main resource of Canada. Be seduced by the art of “repoussé” (embossed copper), talentedly interpreted by the master craftsman Albert Gilles for 75 years. His virtuosity was praised by prestigious people, such as Pope Pius Xll, Walt Disney, and Mae West! Tools and copper await your groups! They will love the challenge!
The shrine, North America's oldest pilgrimage site, attracts some one million visitors a year. Marvel at the fabulous neo-Roman style basilica with its golden statue of Saint Anne. Admire the hundreds of stained glass windows, the nave, and the valuable works of art. Come recharge your batteries at this beautiful place of worship in the splendid countryside of the Côte-de-Beaupré region.
Come and relive, in sound and light, the six sieges of Québec, including the famous Battle of the Plains of Abraham, and Benedict Arnold’s march to Québec. This exciting historical period is brought to life with a 400 square foot scale model and a re-enactment of the events leading to the end of French colonial rule.